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Path Ahead Ventures
The outdoors is for everyone.
The industry should be, too.
REI Co-op's Path Ahead Ventures offers full-spectrum support to startups owned and led by Black, Indigenous, Latina/o/x and Asian American and Pacific Islander people.
Founders of color represent only an estimated 1% of outdoor entrepreneurs. We can change that.
Let's create an outdoor industry where opportunity and success reflect the true diversity of people who love, protect and share life outside.
Full spectrum support, built for you
Capability & infrastructure
Which path is yours?
You’ve got an idea or a plan. Embark fuels aspiring founders with a $10k equity-free grant and guidance to turn early-stage ideas into viable business models.
Applications open September 8 - October 8, 2023
You’ve got a business. Navigate empowers existing businesses with production, scaling, distribution, and publicity so you can grow and thrive.
Applications will reopen in 2024
You’re ready to grow your business. Our investment fund provides companies with growth capital and dedicated portfolio support to help them achieve their business goals and get to the next level.