Oregon Outdoor Alliance

Oregon Outdoor Alliance

What: Presentation and discussion with developers of planned "Outdoor Industry Campus" in Northwest Crossing

When: Wednesday, June 14 @ 5:30 PM

Where: Ruffwear - 2843 NW Lolo Dr, Bend, OR 97703

Join your friends and colleagues from Central Oregon's outdoor products industry to learn from Will Blount of Ruffwear, Todd Taylor of Taylor Northwest and Kirk Schueler of Brooks Resources about plans for an industrial campus for outdoor gear and apparel companies and the huge potential benefits for the outdoor sector in Bend.
We'll also spotlight the Outdoor Project's 2017 Bend Block Party--a day of outdoor adventure inspiration, gear demos, giveaways, live music, games, food trucks, and beer benefiting the Oregon Natural Desert Association.

5:30 - 6:00   Networking
6:00 - 6:05   A word from our host and sponsors
6:05 - 6:15   Spotlight on Outdoor Project Block Party
6:15 - 7:00   Presentation by Will, Todd and Kirk with Q&A
7:00 - 7:10   Announcements
7:10 - 7:30   Networking
7:30              End

Admission is free! (But please renew your membership or become a member, so we can keep throwing these really cool events.)

Remember to BYOC (Bring Your Own Cup) and reduce waste. 

A huge thank you to our 2017 Title Sponsor, U.S. Bank!

And a huge thanks to Eric Strobel with BBSI, our 2017 food sponsor, Deschutes Brewery, our 2017 beer sponsor, and Humm, our 2017 kombucha sponsor!
News and Events
Check out (and forward to colleagues in the industry) these advertorials on Bend as the emerging hub of outdoor industry in Entrepreneur Magazine and Seattle Times.

EDCO PubTalk is tomorrow-- May 25! Topic: Pros and Cons of various types of entrepreneurial funding. Keynote by Scott Sandler, Fund Manager of Oregon Angel Fund. Company pitches, updates, networking, refreshments and more.

Technology Association of Oregon's STEAM Launch--Learn about TAO's efforts to unify Central Oregon's Steam (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math) community and tip the scale in favor of a gender-balanced future.

Tech-Talk Funding--Want still more info on funding? Attend this TAO tech talk and learn about investment sources and funding criteria from a panel of experts from the Bend Venture Conference, Cascade Angels, Cascadia Group, and Seven Peaks Ventures.

Subaru Outside Games--Help showcase the breadth and depth of Central Oregon's outdoor companies at this five-day celebration in June of the best that Central Oregon has to offer: live music, local brews, and fun and games on the trails, around town and at Riverbend Park. Proceeds help fund awards at Venture Out, which will benefit OOA and winning company.

Power of Film: A BendFilm Fundraiser--June 3 premiere of a short documentary produced in collaboration with Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS). Celebrate their mission to strengthen the community, inspire social change and enhance lives through the unique power of film--with live music, food, drinks, and, of course, FILM.

OutFound in Hood River--June 9-11 adventure sports and outdoor innovation festival. Activities include speaker series, startup competition for outdoor brands, expo, hands-on workshops, creatives games and art, outdoor activities and sports, networking, outdoor films and music. OOA members get a 30% discount. Register here with promo code BENDOUTDOORWORX.

Built Up Festival--Portland event in September to celebrate the makers, brands and regions that together, create Oregon's tapestry. Its aim is to bring together companies from across a variety of industries throughout the state for inspired and innovative programming, events, collaboration, industry resources, music & art, and — most importantly — the ability to connect.

 Title Sponsor:  US Bank   

 Food sponsor: Eric Strobel & BBSI    

 Beer sponsor: Deschutes Brewery

 Kombucha sponsor: Humm Kombucha    

Strategy Consultant : Eric Meade


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