Venture Local Fair 2015 accepting vendor applications through June 30th

  Venture Local Fair 2015 We’re excited to announce that this September Asheville Grown in partnership with the Self Help Credit Union, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation, Prolific Consulting and Color of Asheville will launch the first annual Venture Local Fair! The mission of the event is to highlight the unique character of Asheville, to drive dialogue around the positive economic impact of thinking locally first and create value driven growth in a way that is dedicated to a triple bottom line. The conference portion will be a ticketed event and will take place on Friday, September 25th from 8:30am – 5:00pm in the […]

Asheville Startup Weekend, August 28-30th, 2015

  PITCH. BUILD. LAUNCH! August 28-30th, 2015 How it works You’ve got 54 hours to launch a new idea STEP 1: Pitch Have that awesome business idea that you just haven’t gotten off the ground? Pitch it at the start of the weekend. Attendees vote for their favorite ideas and teams are formed. The weekend begins! STEP 2: Build Something Real Now that teams have been formed, the real work begins. Start by collaborating with teammates to develop the minimum viable product (MVP). You’ve only got 54 hours. Ready… set… go! STEP 3: Launch! You and your team have worked around the […]

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. […]

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.   […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Asheville SCORE Women’s Business Roundtable, May 21, 2015

  Asheville SCORE Women’s Business Roundtable  May  meeting Thursday May 21, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT AB-Tech Enka Campus, Small Business Center 151 Patton Avenue Suite 259 Asheville, NC 28801 TOPIC: One of the biggest challenges for small business is how to develop the skills and strategy to sell your products or services. The goals of this interactive roundtable are to take some of the mystery out of the sales process, help you to understand some simple selling concepts and to walk away with approaches and techniques you can use. Tom Jared, sales expert, seminar speaker and SCORE […]

AdvantageWest May 2015 Events

  May 9 9:00am 70 Jobs needed to Fill at Job Fair Friday Staffing 1944 Hendersonville Rd, Suite A, Asheville NC Friday Staffing is holding a Career Fair on Saturday, May 9th, from 9 to 3 pm, with over 70 open positions for jobs in the Asheville area. The jobs… Details… May 11 (All day) Application window now open for second ‘ScaleUp WNC’ class Learn more and apply at The application window for the second ScaleUp WNC class is open now until May 18, 2015 at 11:59pm. Applications will be confidentially reviewed by an… Details… May 15 10:00am Appalachian […]

Meet the Geeks May 2015 Events

    Project Managers Agile Boot Camp May 16, 2015 from 8:30 am – May 16, 2015 12:00 pm , , A Condensed Introduction to Transitioning to Agile (Scrum) Project Management 3.5 PDUsKen Whitaker’s Deliver Projects On Time™, Every Time! workshop has now been condensed to give you what you need to understand agility in under four hours. You’ll learn how to distinguish the characteristics between the PMBOK® Guide, traditional waterfall, and agile (Scrum) approaches to project management. We’ll discuss the benefits and limitations with transitioning to an agile organization, innovative ways to schedule and define the scope for your […]