Our mission is to grow AVL's startup community and connect entrepreneurs to funding, mentors and talent.

Startup funding

STARTUP FUNDING

Access to startup funding, angel investors and venture capital is key to energizing Asheville, NC’s startup community. Early-stage funding helps ventures rapidly scale to tap national and global markets.

Asheville Angels, Venture Asheville’s angel investor network, is composed of 50 investors who meet monthly to evaluate investment opportunities in innovative startups in Asheville and across the Southeast. Learn more about funding your startup through Asheville Angels.

RESOURCES

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.

EVENTS

WEEKLY EVENT: 1 MILLION CUPS

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, CEO, Groupdini

Upcoming Events

Wed 02

1 Million Cups of Coffee

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri 04

Lunch ‘n’ Learn Pitching Angel Investors

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wed 09

1 Million Cups of Coffee

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tue 15

CED Tech Venture Conference

September 15 - September 16
Wed 16

1 Million Cups of Coffee

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

JOB OF THE WEEK

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Junior / Mid-Level Web Developer

Junior / Mid-Level Web Developer

Strivven Media, parent of Virtual Job Shadow, is an educational technology company seeking a junior / mid-level web developer to join our team. You’ll work as a member of the existing team of developers and participate in the development of our existing product. We...

FEATURED VENTURE

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Cloud for Good

Cloud for Good

Co-founder: Tal Frankfurt
Site: Cloud for Good
The Lowdown: Salesforce and cloud consulting for non-profits
Awesomeness: Made Inc. 500’s list of fastest growing companies

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