Founders Market

Discover new and emerging brands in the outdoor industry! Join REI Path Ahead Ventures at the Seattle flagship store on October 29 for a showcase event featuring six rising outdoor brands that are owned and led by founders of color. This event is an opportunity for the community to celebrate an inclusive future for the outdoor industry, while shopping and supporting these brands. Companies featured in the showcase will include: Allmansright, Alpine Parrot, KOBEESCO, Outdoor Element, OYA Femtech Apparel, and PYNRS. The event is free and open to all ages, with remarks by Rue Mapp from Outdoor Afro at 2 p.m. No admission fee is required. REI Path Ahead Ventures is a $30 million commitment to partner with Black, Indigenous, Latina/o/x, Asian American and Pacific Islander founders as they start and scale their businesses in the outdoor industry. Event is in partnership with Mastercard.

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