Built Oregon is a passionate group of community and industry leaders, entrepreneurs, storytellers, investors and mentors who support the growth of Oregon’s consumer product industries to create sustainable, inclusive and innovative job growth. We are a supporting partner with BUILT Oregon and its grant program, which assists local BIPOC food and beverage makers through mentorship and grants that are tied to the Built Oregon Mentor Network and Accelerator Program, providing long-term business knowledge and support. Our merchandising and product teams love to help these local food and beverage makers reach their full potential.
XXcelerate offers a uniquely powerful combination of business education, peer support and a pathway to financing. It also provides an inclusionary space for womxn entrepreneurs to transform boardrooms, executive suites, investor meetings and banks to be diverse and equitable. We are honored and excited to join forces with this organization to elevate Oregon makers.
OREGON ANGEL FOOD
An annual event of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Oregon Angel Food provides an opportunity for local food and beverage startups to learn through a series of workshops. Some progress to pitch sessions and present their plans to investors. One receives a monetary angel investment. All receive support, technical assistance and introductions. Because we believe in these makers, we’ve made a one-year commitment to stock their products in our stores, as soon as they are shelf-ready.
THE MEANINGFUL MARKETPLACE
Market of Choice is a proud sponsor of the podcast The Meaningful Marketplace, a journey of food and entrepreneurship. This weekly series shines a spotlight on local food and beverage makers, including LGBTQ+, BIPOC and WOMXN makers. Their inspirational stories are a great way to get to know the people behind the products found at your Market. Join us each week as we listen in, and be sure to catch up on any you may have missed.