Accelerators & Programs

A list of accelerator programs

Our favorite outdoor programs:

  • Embark - You’ve got an idea or a plan. This virtual 3-month program for founders of color fuels aspiring entrepreneurs with a $10k equity-free grant and guidance to turn early-stage ideas into viable business models. (Crafted by Founded Outdoors x REI Path Ahead Ventures)
  • Navigate - You’ve got a business. Navigate empowers existing businesses with production, scaling, distribution, and publicity so you can grow and thrive. (REI Path Ahead Ventures)
  • Moosejaw Accelerator - Gunnison, Colorado
  • Bend Outdoor Works - Bend, Oregon
  • Waypoint Accelerator - North Carolina
  • GORP - Northwest Arkansas
  • Stadia Ventures - sports and esports
  • Wildwood Ventures

Other non-outdoor focused programs

  • YCombinator
  • Techstars
  • Target Accelerator
  • Sephora Accelerator
  • Macy’s Accelerator - The Workshop
  • HandsOn Twin Cities - pro bono program for BIPOC-owned small businesses. A Target program in partnership with HandsOn Twin Cities. Capability areas available (all are not listed): Finance, Legal, Technology, Food & Beverage, General Merchandising, etc.
  • Make Good - providing Black, Indigenous, Latine and Asian businesses and non-profit organizations pro-bono digital experience, brand identity and campaign services.
  • Comcast Rise - monetary grants, marketing consultations, media placements, and additional support.

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