Early Bird Tickets to Startup Weekend Asheville Now on Sale

  August 28-30th, 2015 GET EM WHILE THEY’RE CHEAP! You are the first to know: AVL Startup Weekend tickets on sale now. Asheville Startup Weekend is back and it’s going to be one for the record books. In 2013, Local Flavor (now Dig Local) was just an idea at Startup Weekend. Now, Dig Local is a kick-ass startup brought to life by sheer determination and dedication over a 54-hour weekend. MobRocket is another local example of Startup Weekend success. Created at Startup Weekend Atlanta 2014, the MobRocket team is getting some great traction and recently pitched at 1 Million Cups here in Asheville. […]

A-B Tech Small Business Center June 2015 Events

  June 2nd, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Ramsey 116 at Madison Site How to Start a Non-Profit Entity   Starting a non-profit organization can be rewarding and fulfilling. Review the basics on how to start such an organization, how to manage it, and what resources are available. Register online at https://www.ncsbc.net/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=20350026   June 4th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Riverlink – 170 Lyman Street Starting a Better Business   This business planning seminar will cover a number of specifics that must be considered in your journey to starting a business. Come and learn how to assess your business ownership […]

2015 WordCamp Asheville: Saturday, July 25 – Sunday, July 26

  We’re thrilled to announce that WordCamp Asheville will be held Saturday, July 25 – Sunday, July 26. This year, WordCamp will take place at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Student Union. Like last year, we will also have a separately ticketed PreCamp Beginner’s Day on Friday, July 24. PreCamp is a hands-on workshop for those new to WordPress. Stay tuned as we announce our sponsorship levels and call for speakers. Sign up for email updates on the sidebar, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook so you’ll be the first to know when tickets go on sale.   […]

NEW! A Guide to Asheville Startup Business Resources

  NEW! A Guide to Asheville Startup Business Resources It’s true. Launching a startup or growing a small business is like giving birth to and raising a baby – probably even more challenging at times. And you need a good team and support system to reach your full potential. Venture Asheville surveyed all the Asheville area organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners plan, scale and market their products and services to reach your customers. We have created the ultimate go-to guide for Asheville startups. STARTUP BUSINESS RESOURCES MAP Whether you need funding, assistance with rapid prototyping, somewhere to connect with peers facing the same challenges, or […]

ScaleUp WNC Demo Day, May 26

  Meet ScaleUp WNC’s 1st cohort! Only a few tickets remain for the first ScaleUp WNC Demo Day, taking place Tuesday, May 26 at The Orange Peel. Come hear from and support 15 innovative WNC growth companies ranging from education technology to clean energy to natural foods and hailing from Bryson City to Boone at the first-ever ScaleUp WNC Demo Day, May 26, 2-6pm at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Tickets are available here. In addition to the fast-pitch growth plan presentations you’ll get to see at this event, there’ll be the opportunity to connect with these entrepreneurs in ScaleUp WNC’s Cohort 1 for interactive product demos − […]

May 20: Mountain BizWorks Benefit & Sweet Slope Collaboration Night at The Hop Ice Creamery!

  Wednesday 5/20 6-10pm at 167 Haywood Rd. To show some love to the folks who help so many local businesses get off the ground and grow 25% of sales at The Hop Ice Creamery will be donated to Mountain BizWorks! In addition we will be offering Ice Cream treats made with Short Street Cakes, Urban Orchard Cider Company and Bar Cider and HOLE – Hot Doughnuts and Fresh Coffee! The full list of treats will be posted here prior to the event Much Love, Greg   The information provided above comes directly from the organization listed at the top […]

Asheville Buzz 2015

  Click Here to Register! Admission $20 Table sponsorship for the series: $1000, Table sponsorship for a single event: $350 To inquire about a table sponsorship contact 828-255-7100 or leadershipasheville@unca.edu June 17th – AsheFestivals: Secrets to Successful Festivals Moderator: Jon Fillman, Economic Development Specialist, City of Asheville Panelists: Terry Bemis, Director, Mountain Sports Festival Jennifer Pickering, Executive Director, LEAF Meghan Rogers, Executive Director, Asheville Downtown Association David Whitehill, Executive Director, Asheville Symphony July 15th – Boosting Business: Asheville’s Resources Moderator: Josh Dorfman, Director of Entrepreneurship,Venture Asheville and Managing Director, Asheville Angels Panelists: Justin Belleme, Founder and Director of Strategy, JB […]

JB Media Institute Summer 2015 Session

  Summer Session in Asheville June 9 – July 23, 2015 Tues, Wed & Thurs, 2 – 5pm Curriculum The JB Media Institute classes covers the full spectrum of tools, strategies, and tactics included in a complete online marketing campaign: Social media Search engine optimization (SEO) Online public relations Online advertising No Internet marketing training program would be complete without tools for reporting, project management strategies, task delegation, and big picture strategy development. These concepts are woven into the overall curriculum so that you can immediately and effectively apply what you learn. Request Information   Online Institute – Coming Soon […]

Asheville Green Drinks: Medical Ethics with an Emphasis on End of Life Issues, May 27, 2015

  #555, 27 May 2015 Posted in Medical Ethics with an Emphasis on End of Life Issues Join Asheville Green Drinks for a presentation on medical ethics with an emphasis on end-of-life issues by Mary Caldwell, MDiv. MA, a Clinical Medical Ethicist at Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC. Mary serves as a member of the Mission Hospital Ethics Committee. Mary will present some principles of Medical Ethics followed by some common dilemmas encountered by patients, families and the treatment team near a patient’s end of life.   Come early for community connections and green drink specials! Socializing: 5:30 – 6:00PM Presentation: 6:00 […]

SBTDC Starting a Better Business, June 4, 2015

  Starting a Better Business June 4, 2015 Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM RiverLink Studios 170 Lyman Street, Asheville, NC, 28801 Get Directions RiverLink, the A-B Tech Small Business Center, and the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at WCU are pleased to announce an upcoming session focused on encouraging entrepreneurship and teaching the nuts and bolts of starting a small business. A free two-hour session, “Starting a Better Business,” will be held on Thursday, June 4th from 10:00-12:00 at RiverLink’s Warehouse Studios at 170 Lyman Street in the heart of the River Arts District. This collaborative […]