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Venture Asheville builds and connects Asheville's startup and high-growth venture community.

STARTUP & EARLY-STAGE FUNDING

Access to startup funding, angel investors and venture capital is essential to fostering a high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem in Asheville, NC. Early-stage funding allows ventures to scale rapidly and expand beyond Asheville into national and global markets. Learn more about angel investors and startup funding through Asheville Angels, Venture Asheville’s member-based angel investor network.

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Love Technology and Code? We’re looking for you! The Cheat Sheet, a Quantcast Top 125 website, is looking for a full-time Web Developer to join our team! Busy news consumers in our increasingly mobile world come to The Cheat Sheet for its succinct, value-added...

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Biblio

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David Lilly, Entrepreneurship Consultant

David Lilly began work in technology early in life, selling home personal computers to military personnel while still in high school. Naturally, the leap from there to co-founding AutoTrader.com included many steps. David has worked in technology, e-commerce, energy...

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Every Wednesday morning Asheville’s startup community gathers downtown for 1 Million Cups of Coffee (1MC). Each week 1 to 2 startup founders pitch 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, Founder, Lausell Ventures

 

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