ACT Lab Lends Expertise to Pitchfest
ACT Lab is collaborating with Camber Outdoors to provide expert regulatory and compliance advice to the finalists of its Pitchfest program. Now in its fourth year, Pitchfest is a fast-paced and interactive business acceleration event focused on women entrepreneurs and the innovative products and services they’ve created for the active-outdoor industry.
Pitchfest, which will be held in Denver on July 22, the eve of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show, matches finalists with business mentors and collaborators who help assess challenges and prepare businesses for growth. It is a flagship program of Camber Outdoors, the only active-outdoor industries organization that works to elevate and accelerate women’s leadership and participation in the outdoors.
International ISO Standards Group Meeting
Over the course of 5 days in June, an international contingent of bicycle industry representatives and stakeholders convened in Bloomington, MN to discuss the next evolution of international bicycle safety and performance standards. Participating organizations included Trek Bicycles, Quality Bicycle Products, SRAM, Gates, Advanced Sports Enterprises, Specialized, Accell Group, Shimano, Bosch, Bafang, ACT Lab, CPSC and many other industry leaders, brands, and regulatory representatives.
Topics of discussion were the adoption of the European Electric Bicycle Safety Standard (EPAC) and additional amendments to the currently published international ISO 4210 standard governing Mountain, Road, City/Trekking and Young Adult type bicycles. The group made progress and voted in many areas, but more work remains before these proposals will be adopted.
Meet with ACT Lab at Interbike or Taichung Bike Week this September