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; COO, A Kids Book About, Founder PitchBlack, Oregon Growth Board Member
Micro-Enterprise Developer Hacienda CDC/Portland Mercado,
Founder/CEO Bloom Foods, Cofounder - Community Copack
Cofounder – Built Oregon,CoFounder – Morange Design,
Past Board Chair of OEN & Governor's Small Business Advisory Council
Founder, Portland Apparel Lab
Jerek Theo Lovey
Co-Founder & CEO at Take Two Foods; Former Global Director/Exploration Key Initiative at ZX Ventures and CEO/President of Pacific Superfood Snacks.
Partner - White Summers Caffee & James LLP
Director of Design Thought Leadership at Design Museum Everywhere; Founder of Black Earth United
Founder and Brand Strategist at Parisi Consulting; Former VP of Marketing at Leatherman Tool Group, VP of Brand Management at Yakima Products and VP Brand Marketing at KEEN.
Director of Innovation at Adidas, Cofounder of pod