Built Festival 2019

October 4-11, 2019

Portland, OR

Presented By:

Travel Oregon

A weeklong series of events designed to bring Oregon’s consumer product ecosystem together for conversation and community building.

Now in its third year, Built Festival 2019 will feature a series of free consumer product industry events during the week (details and more to come over the next couple of weeks) and then a full day ticketed Main Event on Friday, October 11, 2019, at The Redd, where we bring together founders and industry leaders for a series of fireside conversations.

Community Events

Main Event

Community Events

Keep checking back as new ones will be added over the coming weeks!

October 11, 2019

Main Event

Presented by: Travel Oregon


The consumer product ecosystem in Oregon is one that has been stitched together through stories, insights, and collaboration. In that vein, we have set up a series of fireside conversations — conversations that will bridge Oregon’s rich consumer product legacy with the current trends and innovations of today.

Main Event: Fireside Conversations

Program Emcee: Jordan Hayles, Founder of Radical Brand Lab

(Please note that this is not the actual run of show order )

Registration Cost: $125

Admission price of $99 is applicable on group and scholarship purchases. If interested, please email mitch[at]builtoregon.com

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Inspiration to push through when it feels like 3 steps forward, 2 steps back

Hear from founders who have successfully grown local consumer products businesses into global brands — and the long and arduous path it took to do so.

Jaime Schmidt
Jaime Schmidt

Founder of Schmidt’s Naturals, Cofounder Supermaker and Color

Junea Rocha
Junea Rocha

Cofounder & CMO of Brazi Bites

Connected to community

How brands and spaces create a connection and support the communities where they reside, fostering both their own successes and the resilience of their communities.

Renee Rank Ignacio

Director of Marketing at McMenamins

Jack Harris
Jack Harris

Cofounder of Fort George Brewing

Opportunity through empowerment

Learn more about the importance of engaging and supporting small business owners in communities of color as a means of increasing both current economic opportunity and, ideally, generational wealth.

Rukaiyah Adams
Rukaiyah Adams

Chief Investment Officer at the Meyer Memorial Trust

Shea Flaherty
Shea Flaherty

Director of The Portland Mercado

The importance of second chances

True communities create opportunities for all of their constituents. Join us for a discussion about the path to creating second-chance employment opportunities for people seeking a different path.

Genevieve Martin
Genevieve Martin

Executive Director of Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation

Julie Sullivan
Julie Sullivan

Cofounder of Ground Up Nut Butters

Ever changing consumer channels

From direct to consumer (D2C) to Amazon to wholesale, learn how Oregon brands are adapting and evolving to reach their customers around the world — without sacrificing their margins.

Kyle Ranson

CEO of Showers Pass

Michelle Walker
Michelle Walker

CEO of Sock it to Me

Doing the right thing

Today, there is more than one bottom line. These business leaders share their motivation and dedication to sustainability, transparency, community support, and building relationships in supply chains.

Kipp Baratoff

Cofounder of Fishpeople Seafood

Elizabeth Nardi

CEO of Organically Grown Company

Dancing with who brought you

Sustainable businesses understand that growth cannot come at the expense of culture or authenticity. Hear how truly authentic brands have navigated growth while remaining true to their core beliefs.

Kim Malek
Kim Malek

President & CEO of Salt & Straw

Joth Ricci
Joth Ricci

President of Dutch Bros Coffee

Built Festival 2019 also features:

  • Presentations by the Built Accelerator companies
  • Tabling by the Bridges Program companies
  • Sampling of products from companies that use The Redd
  • Ample time for networking in the morning, over lunch, and during the post-event happy hour

Happiest of Hours Reception

End the day by enjoying drinks and snacks from some awesome Oregon companies, while mingling with industry leaders and your fellow event attendees.

Bridges Vendor Fair

Presented by Supermaker

The Bridges Vendor Fair is a showcase of companies associated with the Bridges program — a collaboration among Built Oregon, Hacienda CDC, Soul District, APANO, and NAYA to ensure that products from people of color get on to retail shelves — along with other unique and up-and-coming brands. Attendees can meet the founders, talk to them about their products, and most importantly, support them.

Registration Cost:$125

Registration price of $99 is still applicable on group (3+ tickets) and scholarship purchases. If interested, please email mitch [at]builtoregon.com or use promo code – Community – at checkout

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.


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Media Sponsor: Torin Productions

Presented by Built Oregon

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