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From Concept to Market: Sports and Apparel Product Development

Sep 25 2017
, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

UO Lundquist College of Business Portland, 109 NW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209

Join us to hear from a panel of industry representatives

As part of the inaugural Built Up Festival—a celebration of Oregon’s makers, brands, and community—the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business is showcasing its new space at 109 Naito by bringing together a panel discussion entitled “From Concept to Market: Sports and Apparel Product Development.” Join us that evening to hear from a panel of industry representatives, as well as learn about new company start-ups from University of Oregon alumni and others. The event is free of charge.


  • Steve Woodside: recently retired from Columbia Sportswear with operations, supply chain, and manufacturing experience.
  • Patrick Kruse: Cofounder and head of R&D at Ruffwear. Patrick brings the perspective of an entrepreneur and business leader to the discussion as he’s built the company through bootstrapping and smart product development and growth.
  • Kimberly Barta: Currently working with Evelyn & Bobbie as VP of Marketing. She has deep experience with global brand development and marketing.
  • Wilson Smith: Footwear designer at Nike and the instructor for our Sports Product Management Intro to Design Course.


uospm@uoregon.edu 503-412-3710