On January 20th, 2022, we posted the following on the Tough Cutie LinkedIn page:
We wanted to share some good news for the new year. Tough Cutie has been accepted in the Bend Outdoor Worx accelerator program for Spring 2022! BOW is one of the few accelerators devoted to helping scale up-and-coming outdoor brands! With success stories like Cairn (acquired by Outside) and Pickybars (acquired by Laird Superfoods), we feel very special and honored to be a part of this program!
Ten months later, on October 22, 2022, at the Open Space Event Studio in Bend, Oregon. BOW held its annual BreakOut Event, a pitch event created solely for outdoor companies and BOW BootCamp sessions we where our founder Brittany Coleman pitched Tough Cutie and won!
We couldn't be more grateful to the BOW mentors, our fellow cohort members, and sponsors, including Stio®, Ruffwear, Algofy Outdoors, Village Family Capital, City of Bend, Old Man Mountain Products, Oregon Outdoor Alliance, Price Fronk and Co., White Summers Caffee & James, LLP, U.S. Bank, 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Northline Wealth Management, Tokyo Starfish and Robert Axel Project!