Peer to Peer Applications Due April 28th

PDC A&O is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Entrepreneurial Peer to Peer (P2P) program for small and medium sized Athletic and Outdoor (A&O) product companies.

The ideal candidate for this program should meet the following criteria:

  • Owner of a consumer products company with an emphasis on footwear, apparel, accessories, and equipment/gear
  • Based in the Portland metropolitan region
  • Minimum $300,000 – $500,000 in annual revenue for the previous year
    Minimum 3 years in business

The program is in its sixth year and has been effective in providing a forum for Athletic and Outdoor (A&O) entrepreneurs and CEOs to come together and learn from each other, as well as from subject matter experts on topics such as Sales Strategy, Marketing, Legal, and Accounting Best Practices.

To apply click here or fill out the form at the bottom of the page 

P2P includes six sessions around business topics that can range from accounting or HR best practices to maximizing your e-commerce potential. The program is designed to facilitate shared learning and is limited to a group of no more than 10 companies a year. Participants receive valuable templates and information exclusively for P2P participants that can be accessed through the A&O site. Participants also receive access to mentors, service providers, informal networking events, and one-on-one consulting with our esteemed facilitator, Sean Beers.

Potential topics for this year include:

  • May- Digital Marketing for Emerging Brands
  • June – Supply Chain Essentials
  • July – International Sales and Distribution
  • September – Advisory Boards
  • October – Financial Management
  • November – Go to Market Planning and Execution

Previous participants include companies such as: Nutcase Helmets, Handful, Orox Leather, Sugar Wheel Works, Vanilla Cycles, and more.

If you are interested in learning more, please visit the Industry Support Peer to Peer pageApplications are due by COB on April 28, 2017. The first session will be held in late May.

If you know a CEO of a small to medium sized A&O company that might benefit from this program, please share this information.