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Six outdoor companies to pitch at ‘BOW BreakOut’


Bend Outdoor Worx (BOW), Central Oregon’s outdoor industry accelerator, announced Tuesday the six stage finalists for the 2018 BOW BreakOut to be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend.

Forty emerging outdoor companies applied for their chance to present at the BOW BreakOut and for the opportunity to win $15,000 in cash grants and a Business Oregon Financing Award up to $100,000 for Oregon companies. After intensive pitch session days, and thoughtful consideration and deliberation by a panel of judges, the finalists have been determined in each category.

For the BreakOut Award, early stage category, the finalists are:

Mystic Devices (Eagle, CO), Trail adaptive bike lighting system.

Sew Go Outdoors (Bend, OR) Lightweight adventure gaitors. Lacuda (Bend, OR), new resistance training swimsuit for competitive female swimmers and triathletes.

For the Ready-To-Roll Award, growth stage category, the finalists are:

Heather’s Choice Light (Anchorage, AK) weight backpacking food Ombraz Sunglasses (Seattle, WA) A revolutionary pair of sunglasses with a built-in adjustable cord that replaces the temple arms that hold them comfortably and securely on your face.

Bluey Merino (NSW, Aus) A ctive & Outdoor Merino wool clothing brand. Farm-to-consumer direct model.

Tickets for BOW Breakout are available in advance at and at the door.

In addition to the pitch event at the Tower Theatre, Bend Outdoor Worx has added a series of educational sessions during the same day, presented in association with OSU Cascades and Oregon Outdoor Alliance. These sessions will provide useful information from top industry experts for emerging companies. More information and tickets for these sessions can be found at

The BOW BreakOut event is presented by 10 Barrel Brewing, Northline Wealth Management, Ruffwear, First Interstate Bank, Huckabuy, White Summers Law, Price Fronk, Toyko Starfish, BBSI, Robert Axle Project, Bendbroadband, Business Oregon, HydroFlask, City of Bend, Zealios Skincare, Terra Frma, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and Hand In Hand Productions.

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