8th Annual A&O Industry Celebration

December 7, 2017 -- 6pm-9pm
Terrazign (939 SE Alder St)

Join us December 7th for our 8th Annual Athletic & Outdoor Industry Celebration featuring 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 Contest 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.

In the Running Pitch Contest

In the Running is a new investor pitch contest specifically for A&O brands, fashion/apparel/accessories, maker, and non-food consumer products/services companies. As a selected company, you will meet with OAF investors in private coaching session in preparation for pitch this A&O Annual Celebration.

Each company will be given 3 minutes to pitch at event and the winner will be chosen by audience vote. The winner will have opportunity to pitch the January OAF Pipeline meeting for a chance to receive angel investment.

To apply to be ‘In the Running’ go to http://aoportland.com/2017-in-the-running-pitch-competition/. Applications close end of day November 15, 2017


Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor – COAST, and our event sponsors – PSU A&O Connect, Point B and OIA Global

Become a Sponsor

If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s A&O Annual Celebration please contact Sucheta Bal at BalS@prosperportland.us

Become a Vendor for our Event Marketplace

We have a limited number of spots available for a special vendor marketplace at this event. If you are interested in selling your wares, products or limited items, please contact Sucheta Bal at BalS@prosperportland.us


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