Venture Asheville grows AVL's startup community and connects entrepreneurs to talent, mentors & funding.
Asheville Angels, Venture Asheville’s angel investor network, is composed of 50 investors who meet monthly to evaluate investment opportunities in promising startups and early-stage ventures in Asheville and across the Southeast. Learn more about funding your startup through Asheville Angels.
Asheville is forging a highly energized startup community. A top draw for top talent, AVL is where teams are forming, startups are getting funded, and culturally transformative ventures are coming to market.
Utilize our startup resources map to get started. See our Startup Resources section for even more ways to plug in.
WEEKLY EVENT SERIES: 1 Million Cups of Coffee
On Wednesday mornings Asheville’s startup community gathers downtown for 1 Million Cups of Coffee (1MC). Each week 1 to 2 startup founders present their business to an audience of like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, and supporters of Asheville’s growing startup scene.
1MC is free and open to the public. Plus, there’s free coffee. Learn more.
“1MC creates a much needed space for Asheville’s startup scene to link up.”
– Jean-Paul Lausell, CEO, Groupdini
MONTHLY EVENT SERIES: Startup Grind
Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Grind is structured like an intimate fireside chat with successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors sharing lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Launching in January, the event series occurs on the 4th Tuesday each month from 6-9pm at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (67 Broadway). Get details on Startup Grind.
JOB OF THE WEEK
DoctorDirectory, a property of NYC-based Everyday Health, is an Asheville start-up that, a decade later, is hitting a high-growth phase after being acquired by Everyday Health. We’re seeking a Software Engineer – PHP with a passion for software development, solutions architecture and application performance to join the technology team in Asheville, NC.
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