We help scale outdoor startups

We’re an outdoor startup accelerator and vibrant community of entrepreneurs that helps businesses achieve their wildest dreams. Join us, embrace the grind, and let's grow together.
High-level mentorship from
experienced founders
Tailored support for startups
and growth-stage companies

Case Studies

This isn’t our first rodeo.
Take a look at the badass outdoor brands we’ve helped propel to uncharted heights of success.

Our approach

with the BOW community

Feel the entrepreneurial spirit

Want to know if you’re a good fit for our programs? Connect with us, and let’s chat about your business goals and values. We’re always looking for dedicated people with a growth-oriented mindset and entrepreneurial spirit to join our passionate community.


Join our country’s first outdoor accelerator and learn to be an industry leader. Our program consists of a 14-week program followed by four monthly sessions. Get mentorship, e-commerce coaching, branding, accounting & legal consulting, and more.

with our Cohort Program

with BootCamp Sessions and BreakOut Events

Prepare to scale big

Take your startup to the next level with the knowledge and tools gained from our BootCamp & BreakOuts. Embrace the entrepreneurial spirit as industry experts share essential principles for launching and scaling a thriving business. Limited spots available.

Our alumni

Hear what BOW alumni have to say about our programs and events.

Through BOW, I was able to expand my network while honing my business skills as an entrepreneur in the outdoor industry. The community, resources, and friendships have lasted well beyond the formal program, and I have been well supported with both strategic and tactical insights as my business has grown. The mentors all come with real-world practical experience in the outdoor industry, having pioneered some of the most prolific and respected brands. Without their knowledge, wisdom, and, most importantly, willingness to share, we undoubtedly would not be growing at the pace we currently are. It's no wonder we already have 10x our revenue in the first year following the program!

Brittany Coleman | Founder / Owner of Tough Cutie
Cohort / 2022

I can't say enough good things about the BOW program and, most importantly, the mentors. I met so many amazing people while participating in the BOW Accelerator, many of which I still work with years later. This program brought so much clarity to our strategy, margins, sales channels, and financial plan. I would recommend BOW to anyone who is serious about becoming a well-known brand in the outdoor industry.

Heather Kelly | CEO / Founder of Heather's Choice
Cohort / 2019

We would have never grown at the pace or to the level of profitability without the mentorship we gained from Bend Outdoor Worx. Growing from $40k in annual sales in 2014 to over $4M in global annual sales is proof we have a solid model. We are also profitable, own a light industrial building, and have 11 employees.

Katy Bryce | Co-Founder / Mktg & Finance of Robert Axle Project
Cohort / 2015

The B.O.W. program has been a game-changer for my small business. As a solo entrepreneur, managing all the moving pieces was a challenge. This program helped me develop and structure every aspect of my business. Working with seven knowledgeable mentors on a weekly basis has been fantastic, keeping me engaged and on track. The in-person workshops are like fun BootCamps.  Now, my business has a solid infrastructure for intelligent growth. Thanks to B.O.W., I've gained the necessary support and guidance to thrive as an entrepreneur.

Franco Cefalo | Co-Founder / Owner of Packasport
Cohort / 2023

Bow mentors

In addition to the mentors showcased here, we bring in industry experts and exceptional individuals on a case-by-case basis to meet each cohort company’s needs.

Hours of mentorship

Our partners

We partner with people who are passionate about the outdoor industry and helping startups succeed.