Bosky Optics, an unconventional (performance) eyewear company using natural & sustainable materials. Founder Matthew Minor, a graduate of the OSU Accelerator program, began Bosky in 2015. Bosky’s initial successes include being featured in Vogue & Esquire, attracting strong athlete endorsements and significant early sales performance. Boskyoptics.com

Fat Chance Bicycles (Ashland, Oregon), an iconic high-end mountain bike brand of the 80’s & 90’s founded by Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Chance. Fat Chance built a legendary reputation and cult following through innovative high quality product fused with a sense of fun and personality. The brand was re-launched in 2015 with a highly successful Kickstarter campaign and ecommerce site. Early revenue was over six-figures for the re-launch. fatchance.bike

 

 

Zealios (Bend, Oregon), performance personal care products for endurance athletes, founded by University of Washington classmates, Austin Britts and Kevin Fuller, both armed with a BA in Economics with a focus on International trade and a decade in wholesale chemical trade decided to make the best sunscreen on the planet. Zealios introduced their flagship product, Sun Barrier SPF 45, in 2012.  Following soaring ecommerce sales and great success on Amazon, they are now developing wholesale distribution starting with Sports Basement and Mike's Bikes in the Bay Area and experienced growth last season of over 250%, while attracting athlete endorsements such as Jesse Thomas and Heather Jackson (both of Bend). Teamzealios.com