8th Annual Athletic & Outdoor Industry Celebration

Prosper Portland’s 8th Annual Athletic & Outdoor Industry Celebration on December 7th will bring together Portland brands and talent under one roof to network and support new/upcoming start ups and entrepreneurs.

The Portland metro is comprised of legendary brands, designers, and entrepreneurs. The stories and the people behind these brands are driving forces and inspiration for the next generation of A&O talent.

For that reason, this year our annual event will feature the finalists of our “In the Running” Pitch Competition in partnership with Oregon Angel Fund (OAF). OAF is one of the largest, most active venture funds in the region, investing in such A&O brands as Wildfang, Outdoor Project, and The Clymb. (There is still time to apply to In the Running. Apply by 5pm, Wednesday November 15th!)

Tickets to the annual event includes entry into our raffle to win prizes from Deja Bags, Grafletics, Egg Press and Columbia, 2 drink tickets and a give-away from our Platinum Sponsor – Coast.

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In addition to In the Running Pitch voting, the event will also feature a vendor marketplace, just in time for the holidays so you can shop for yourself or for holiday gifts!

  • Deja Bags: Fashion accessories made from repurposed 35MM movie films.
  • Rarr: A new concept to sportswear combining trending style with superior functionality.
  • Grafletics: Sport and lifestyle apparel brand that strives to capture the essence of “game time” and weave it into our daily lives.
  • Coast: A family owned company that manufactures LED Lights, Knives, and Multi-Tools for work, recreation, and everyday use.
  • Parker Simmone Designs: woman-owned small batch clothing line of tops and tunics.
  • Marie Ernst: Revolutionary dual-purpose interlocking soaps consisting of one exfoliating bar and one emollient bar providing the ultimate sensory experience in scent and texture.
  • Mountain Mel’s: Herbal teas and essential goods you can feel good about putting on your body

Become a vendor! There are still some spots available for our December 7th event! If you are interested in selling your wares, products or limited items, please email us today.



Special thanks to PSU’s A&O Connect for volunteering at our event!