Date and Time

WHEN: November 13, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: A-B Tech Mission Health Conference Center 16 Fernihurst Dr. Asheville NC 28801


150 area entrepreneurs including scaling companies, innovative startups, and representatives from funders with over $100m of capital under management.

Join us for the second annual Start. Grow. Thrive. Conference to advance and celebrate entrepreneurship across Western North Carolina. This is WNC’s feature event for Global Entrepreneurship Week in which hundreds of communities internationally elevate the opportunity of entrepreneurship and business ownership.

This year’s event aims to again draw over 150 existing and aspiring entrepreneurs and has an action-packed agenda featuring real world insights from local startups and scaling entrepreneurs, strategy deep dives, a special financial acumen multiplayer game, and ample networking with peers, capital and other resources. We’re very grateful for our host partner, A-B Tech Small Business Center, who are providing their terrific new A-B Tech Mission Health Conference Center for the event.

Get Registered!

The conference is free (registration is required) thanks to generous support from our partners and sponsors including Mountain BizWorks, A-B Tech Small Business Center, NC Small Business Center Network, SBTDC, Carolina Small Business Development Fund, Self-Help Credit Union, Spark Tank, and Venture Asheville.

Come connect, learn, and advance WNC’s entrepreneur-driven economy.