Calling all outdoor startups: Bend Outdoor Worx, Central Oregon’s outdoor industry accelerator, is taking applications for its summer cohort. Selected companies receive mentorship from BOW’s industry founders, who have expertise in a variety of disciplines.

BOW guides its companies through a process of discovery meeting, analysis and curriculum and matches mentors to each startups needs. The accelerator also supports the companies by aligning them with additional resources, including legal assistance, financial planning, marketing, logistics, sales and product development.

The Cairn team -- a BOW alum.
The Cairn team — a BOW alum.

This fourth group of startups will join an impressive list of BOW alumni, which includes:

The accelerator course runs from July through November. Interested startups can apply online here. Applications are due by May 31, 2016.


Kelly Kearsley

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