Accelerate with our Cohort program
Join the 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.
WE'RE HERE TO LEAD OUTDOOR INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS.
Option 1: Revenue Share
We request a simple 1.5% of your gross revenue paid quarterly after graduation. The revenue share has a maximum cap of $250,000, ensuring that you can grow your business without overwhelming financial obligations.
Option 2: Straight Equity Deal
We also offer a straight equity deal through a warrant. In this case, we require a 7% ownership in your business. This option is designed to align our interests and support your growth as entrepreneurs.
What you get
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.
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!
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.
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.
Some of our mentors
industry experts and exceptional individuals
on a case-by-case basis to meet each cohort company’s needs.
At BOW, we're all about connecting and building relationships that last. Discover our alumni events and see how you can stay involved.
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Ready to become an outdoor industry leader? Apply to our Cohort Program for a chance to get expert mentorship, business advice, and build industry connections. It's time to kick your business into high gear.