This week we hosted our first Portland Gear Brand Camp. We selected 28 of 300 high school and college applicants to participate. We were able to teach students about branding and entrepreneurship and invited guest speakers in to share their stories as well. The students received a tour of the Moda Center and Providence Park, getting a sneak peek into the players locker rooms along with the business side of things.
The students were given the task of creating a drinking vessel and had to present in front of an audience at our monthly Gear and Beer event. The students were given a budget of $10,000 and had to make decisions as to what they would be spending the money on.
A special shout out to CJ McCollum, Jake Gleeson, and Jack Jewsbury for making guest appearances.