We believe that the support and growth of Oregon’s consumer product industries will create sustainable, inclusive, and innovative job growth
We are a passionate collection of community & industry leaders, entrepreneurs, storytellers, investors, mentors, and organizers who believe that the support and growth of Oregon's consumer product industries will create sustainable, inclusive, and innovative job growth. We see the power in "owning our backyard" from an industry standpoint, and also as a means to create more sustainable and resilient communities in Oregon.
We look for ways to create broad-based and inclusive opportunities through an entrepreneurial mindset: a mindset that allows us to be nimble enough to make quick changes based on needs, learnings, and community feedback.
From knife manufacturers in Oregon City to cheese companies on the Southern Coast, we are keenly aware that the things we make sustain and support who we are. Our mission is to support and accelerate the founders and companies through the state, and create inclusive opportunities to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Board of Directors
Board Chair, Built Oregon; Founding Partner/Board Officer, Oregon Sports Angels; Retired Vice President Nike Inc.
Marketing & Experience Design Strategist | Creating Consumer Connections to Drive Brand & Revenue Growth | Founder /m studios | Former Apple & Nike Executive
Cofounder – Built Oregon,CoFounder – Morange Design,
Past Board Chair of OEN & Governor's Small Business Advisory Council
Partner - White Summers Caffee & James LLP
Micro-Enterprise Developer Hacienda CDC/Portland Mercado,
Founder/CEO Bloom Foods
Community and Education Manager, Food Northwest
Founder, PIE & Silicon Florist
Cofounder, Built Oregon
COO Pensole Footwear Academy, Founder, PitchBlack
Experienced Food & Beverage Executive
CEO, Tender Loving Empire
Founder and CEO – Humm Kombucha
Founder - Oregon Sports Angels
Dir of Student Innovation at PSU Center of Entrepreneurship, Founder Pitch Latino & Cofounder of Latino Founders
Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley
Business Navigator at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Cofounder & Director, Bend Outdoor Worx
Director of Investments, CrowdStreet
Former Director, CircleUp
Doer of Many Things at Span Research
Former Assistant Dir. of E&I, Business Oregon
Lane County Food & Beverage Sector Strategist
Principal, Winter Resources
Board Member & Special Products Designer, Olukai
Managing Director at Ecotrust Capital Partners
Founder, Society Nine