LEAF Celebrates an EPIC 20th Year – 40 Festivals, LEAF Downtown & Bootsy Returns!

  theLEAF.org  /  info@theLEAF.org  /  828.68.MUSIC (686-8742) 20 Years Later – 40 Festivals Strong! “For 20 years, each LEAF Festival has been created with our mission at the heart of all we offer – To connect cultures & create community through Music & Arts. For our 40th Festival celebration, we wish to pay homage to power, beauty, and wisdom of the indigenous lineages of this world, through a special Tribal Tribute series.  We have combed the globe selecting artists of excellence from over 30 different nations, many of which practice and perform traditional native arts.  It is our sincere honor […]

AdvantageWest April 2015 Additions

  8+ UPCOMING EVENTS AROUND WNC – MARK YOUR CALENDAR! First Bootcamp + Beer event is this Friday, April 17; free & open to the public APRIL 17, 20, 27 & 28: Network & learn about ScaleUp WNC at free upcoming ‘Bootcamp + Beer’ events across WNC Starting Friday, join AdvantageWest at one of four free ‘Bootcamp + Beer’ events. Each will feature an overview of the ScaleUp WNC program and a mini-bootcamp on how to prepare a successful growth plan and ScaleUp WNC application. Plus, it’s an opportunity to connect with local service providers and funders, and enjoy networking over craft […]

A-B Tech May 2015 Events

  May 5th, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM SBC 2046 at Enka Site SBA: Programs and Services for Your Small Business   Discover the programs and services offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration for start-up and existing small businesses. Find out which SBA-sponsored and SBA-funded resources are available for counseling and training small business owners in all areas of small business management (including business planning). Find out what it takes to obtain a small business loan and to access SBA financing sources in particular. Discover the SBA’s government contracting, minority and other certificate programs which can enable your small […]

AdvantageWest’s Bootcamp & Beer: Get tips for applying to ScaleUp WNC

  NEWS & INFORMATION FROM AROUND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA Attention, high-growth small businesses: ScaleUp WNC is seeking applicants for the 2nd cohort; ‘Bootcamp & Beer’ events will provide info and tips for successful submissions Application period for ScaleUp WNC’s 2nd cohort is now open − apply today! AdvantageWest is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2nd cohort for ScaleUp WNC. Growth-oriented small businesses in the region that are past the start-up phase (but before maturity) are encouraged to apply by the deadline of May 18 for this highly competitive program, available at no charge. Like the 1st cohort […]

A-B Tech April 2015 Events

  April 2015  Learn More Online: Small Business Center Small Business Incubation Counseling Services Workshops / Seminars Student Business Incubator Young Entrepreneurial Scholars Camp About Us Who We Are The Small Business Center Network (SBCN) of the NC Community College System provides support and assistance to small businesses and start-ups across NC.  Small Business Centers are located at each of the state’s 58 community colleges, providing confidential business counseling and seminars to entrepreneurs. Mission The mission of the SBCN is to increase the success rate and number of viable small businesses in NC by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to […]

2015 State of Technology: May 15, 2015 *in Durham*

  2015 State of Technology Date: May 15, 2015 Time: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM EDT Register Now Event Description: Attracting hundreds of leaders, State of Technology is NCTA’s flagship technology conference. This year’s event will focus on how the integration of technology drives business transformation. With the proper combination of analytics, cloud, e-commerce, mobile, security and social technologies, organizations generate information-based insights and decisions that will better serve their audience and increase opportunities. Conference Presentation Segments Opening Keynote:  John Kelly, IBM’s SVP of Solutions Portfolio & Research, will speak on how systems of integration are driving innovation and transformation. […]

Tech Startup Showcase: May 15, 2015 State of Technology Conference *in Durham*

  Tech Startup Showcase NCTA will feature North Carolina-based startup companies at this year’s State of Technology conference, on Friday (May 15).  Eight (8) companies will be selected to demo their innovative technology in front of 400+ business and technology leaders, with the opportunity to win recognition and prizes. To qualify: Must be considered an early-stage or startup company. Headquartered in NC Developing an innovative product or service in the areas of analytics, cloud, eCommerce, mobile, security and/or social. Selected companies receive: Six (6) minutes presentation time – visual and interactive demos are highly recommended. Two (2) complimentary registrations to attend the reception and conference […]

Mojo Coworking’s Mann University Meet Up: April 20, 2015

  Mann University Meet Up Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 08:00 AM The Mann Group, led by Dan Mann, offers consulting (i.e. strategic planning executive search, etc.) and training (i.e. leadership development, sales floor practices, etc.) in specialty retail markets: biking, running, skiing, outdoor adventure, hunting, fishing, etc. The Mann Group hosts manager/leadership training classes at Mojo called Mann University, their 3-day intensive hands-on workshop designed to catapault managers and owners into high gear as a leader in their respective shops and industries. The next classes are scheduled April 20-21 (for local businesses only) and May 4-6. Feel free to speak […]

WNC.NET Monthly Meet UP: April 16, 2015

WNC.NET Monthly Meet UP Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 06:00 PM April 16, 2015 Double-Header – ‘Amp up Your Career’ followed by ‘Starting Your Own Business’ Joe Walling will be presenting a double-header of topics related to some common goals for developers. The first presentation is called ‘Amp up Your Career’ and the second is ‘Starting Your Own Business’. Are you happy with your job? Are you happy with your prospect for advancement in your current company? If you answered no to either of these questions, then the ‘Amp up Your Career’ presentation is definitely for you. Even if you answered ‘yes’ to […]

Mojo Coworking Kicking it! With Gamebook: April 15, 2015

  Kicking it! With Gamebook Saturday, April 11, 2015 @ 09:00 AM Every Saturday from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Gamebook  has an open meet and greet! Come on by Mojo Coworking at 60 N. Market Street and learn about  Gamebook’s company projects! Especially welcome to .NET developers. Add to Calendar     The information provided above comes directly from the organization listed at the top of this entry. Asheville Business Networking takes no responsibility for any errors contained within.