Founded Outdoors, the national platform of outdoor entrepreneurs, will elevate their visibility this spring as a selection of rising brands from their 400 member community will attend key outdoor industry gatherings including the Big Gear Show, Outdoor Retailer Summer, and the Grassroots Discovery Marketplace.
Launched in 2021, Founded Outdoors supports emerging businesses nationwide through community, programming and connections, with the goal of increasing access in the outdoor industry as well as in outdoor places.
At each of the spring 2023 events, Founded Outdoors and their members will have a different style and size of presence, but the common thread through all three will be a clear dedication to elevating the work of outdoor entrepreneurs.
“Our founders are incredibly supportive of each other and proud of the work that they’re all doing, which gives our gatherings a unique feel and flavor that’s part business meeting and part celebration with friends and collaborators,” said Katie Doherty, Founded Outdoors director of partnerships.
At the Big Gear Show (June 8-11; Denver, Colo.), Founded Outdoors will have an expanded footprint space in the Colorado Convention Center in Booth 611, which will include seven brands from their founder community including DMOS Pro Shovel Tools, Embark Maple, ICONI, Literally Outside, Outpatch, Utu and Zip Hers.
At the Grassroots Discovery Marketplace (June 11; Knoxville, Tenn.), members of the Founded Outdoors Community will be exhibiting in the one-day curated brand gathering, which is held the day prior to the Grassroots Connect buying show. Founded Outdoors members at the Grassroots Discovery Marketplace will include Hydaway (Booth #12) and Terracea (Booth #27).
At Outdoor Retailer Summer (June 19-21; Salt Lake City, Utah), Founded Outdoors will host a panel discussion “Navigating Financing as an Emerging Brand” at 11 am on Day 1 (June 19) in The Ranger Station. Founded Outdoors also will host a meetup for their founders as well as others interested in supporting or joining the entrepreneurial community. The meetup will be held at the EVO Hotel Bar on Tuesday, June 20th from 5-8 pm.
For more information about Founded Outdoors and their spring events and gatherings, please contact email@example.com.
ABOUT FOUNDED OUTDOORS: Launched in 2021, Founded Outdoors supports emerging businesses nationwide through community, programming and connections, with the goal of increasing access in the outdoor industry as well as in outdoor places. The Founded Outdoors community includes over 400 outdoor entrepreneurs at different stages across product categories and is supported with ongoing knowledge-sharing, peer support, resource databases, and topical workshops and events. Founded Outdoors programming includes business accelerator initiatives and fundraising pitch events; and partnerships with organizations including REI Co-op Path Ahead Ventures and the Michigan Office of Outdoor Recreation. To learn more about Founded Outdoors, please go to LINK. To become a member of the Founded Outdoors community please go to LINK.