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The 2018 OSV startup mentoring program - 6 companies selected!

Ski Guru, Tokay, Workout Truck, Ski Chic, Matchy Cycling, and Tayrona are the six companies selected for the 2018 OSV startup mentoring program! These six companies in the sports and outdoor industry were created less than 3 years ago and will be mentored by OSV in 2018, in partnership with local entrepreneurship programs. The personalized coaching and advising provided for one year by executives from OSV member companies represent the major benefit of this program. Other benefits include access to a wider network within the outdoor sports industry, as well as strategic and financial support through services provided by the program's key partners. This year we received 16 applications. The selection committee, a mix of company executives and program partners, met on November 28, 2017, to hear the 15-minute oral presentations from each entrepreneur. The program will officially start in January 2018.   This program receives support from the following key partners: CCI 74, CCI 73, CMA 74, CMA 73, Initiative Grand Annecy, Savoie Initiative, Réseau Entreprendre 74,  Réseau Entreprendre 73, Grand Annecy, Thésame,  CRITT 73, Chambéry Grand Lac Economie, Agence Economique 73, Savoie Mont-Blanc Angels, Cabinet Audrex, Banque Populaire des Alpes, Sport Achat, and Mazars.

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OSV Cocktails & Networking: expand your network at our end of the year party!

To finish the year on a high note, the entire Outdoor Sports Valley team, in partnership with Banque Populaire Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Mutuelle de France Unie, Imprimerie Villiere, and Blendeas, would like to cordially invite the entire OSV network to our end of the year evening party on Thursday, December 14. Take advantage of this warm and friendly gathering to expand your network while over a drink and a delicious Christmas buffet. Startups Stand Up! During this festive evening, the 2016 and 2017 "graduating classes" from the Annecy Base Camp business incubator will present their projects in elevator pitch format. Each entrepreneur will have 3 minutes to convince a panel, made up of media experts and investors, of the relevance of their product, concept, or service. At the end of the evening, everyone present will have the opportunity to select (if they so choose) the entrepreneurs they would like to help (by sharing contacts, an expertise, advice, or even by investing...). Thanks to our partner Peopeo, you will be able to hear each pitch loud and clear (in French). To attend, fill out an online RSVP by clicking here. (Please note: this event is reserved for OSV members only) For more information, please feel free to contact guillaume(at) When? Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Starting at 18:30 Where? MAPP Restaurant - Zone de La Ravoire, 74370 Epagny-Metz-Tessy (outskirts of Annecy)

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ISPO: Rent meeting space and boost your visibility at ISPO with a Camp de Base pack

MEETING SPACE RENTAL There will be meeting space available this year at the Camp de Base. Each space can be rented for 2 or 3 days. Use this ideal opportunity to meet with your professional partners. You have the option of decorating the meeting space with your own communications materials. Click here for more information about pricing. - YOUR VISIBILITY AT THE SHOW Take advantage of a Camp de Base Pack to enhance your visibility at the show via a wide variety of communications tools, as well as on-booth entertainment and activities organized by the Camp de Base. You have 2 options: Camp de Base Pack: - 10 meal tickets to use at the Camp de Base Bistro run by La Suite. To make life easier, you can request to have your meals delivered to your booth. - 1/2 page in the Camp de Base magazine: 450 copies distributed at the show – for the 2017 edition click here. Camp de Base Meal Pack: - 10 meal tickets to use at the Camp de Base Bistro run by La Suite. To make life easier, you can request to have your meals delivered to your booth. Don’t wait any longer! Reserve your Camp de Base pack now! For more information about ISPO Munich, renting a meeting space, and the different Camp de Base packs available, please feel free to contact Gaëlle: gaelle(at)

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The Outdoor Textile Repair Center is now GREEN WOLF!

Do you have any worn out products under or past warranty? Would your retailers or end-customers like them repaired quickly? Have you noticed a post-production defect? Behind this new and unique initiative in France, OSV and its member companies contributed to creating an independent multi-brand outdoor textile repair center for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the industry. Created in 2014, the repair center understands the specificities of outdoor textiles and apparel, and has mended, repaired, and fixed to look like new your products and those of your customers. In 2017, the Outdoor Textile Repair Center officially became GREEN WOLF to better cater to your needs and improve the services offered. Feel free to contact Fabrice Pairot de Fontenay, director of Green Wolf, for any type of textile repair: whether zippers, seams, Velcro, snaps, holes, tears, Green Wolf can repair almost anything. New services are also available, including washing and re-waterproofing garments, sleeping bags… It goes without saying that sustainability and CSR (Corporate and Social Responsibility) are at the core of Green Wolf’s approach, with the ultimate goal of extending the life of outdoor textile products. Follow in the footsteps of brands like Picture Organic Clothing, Patagonia, Degré 7, Colmar, Dakine… and offer your customers the possibility of sending their products to Green Wolf for repairs. Contact: Fabrice Pairot de Fontenay | fabrice(at) | +33 (0)6 07 04 34 88 Location: Passy (France, right at the foot of the 4810-meter high Mont-Blanc) For more information:

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ISPO Munich

ISPO Munich

Sunday 28 jan - Wednesday 31 jan
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"Outdoor Sports Valley - OSV" designates both a region and industry cluster dedicated to outdoor sports. This region covers the entire Alps and ecompasses thousands of employees who work in the sports and recreation industries, the headquarters of most outdoor industry companies, and represents one of the planet’s most unique playgrounds.

The Outdoor Sports Valley concept, developed in Annecy in 2009, became an official association in 2010, and a certified industry cluster (Grappe d'Entreprises) in 2011 by the French state (DATAR). Annecy, exceptional geographic and strategic location, is the official capital of the Outdoor Sports Valley.

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