The Future of “Tech” in Our Region: UniteWNC 

The Future of “Tech” in Our Region: UniteWNC 

Getting seriously legit around Tech takes more than a derivative, knock-off moniker, e.g. “Silicon Slopes,” “Silicon Sledding Hill,” “Silicon Dormant Volcano” or, heaven forbid, “Silicon Mountain.” So we asked Tracy...

Cheryl Childers Talks Launching an Ad Agency for Steve Jobs

Cheryl Childers Talks Launching an Ad Agency for Steve Jobs

Cheryl Childers is a corporate shaman (see: Wisdom Arts Leadership), a mentor with the Elevate program, and the co-founder of TBWA\Media Arts Lab in LA. Which is all to say she’s a total rockstar. We asked Cheryl to share more about her time at Media Arts (aka...

Elevate Program Seeks 15 More High-Growth AVL Ventures

Elevate Program Seeks 15 More High-Growth AVL Ventures

Elevate, Venture Asheville’s entrepreneurship development program, is now accepting applications for its third cohort of 15 early-stage, high-growth startups. Elevate enables startup founders to rapidly navigate the daily challenges of building great...

AVL Tech Startups: Apply for NC IDEA’s $50K Grants by 9/26

AVL Tech Startups: Apply for NC IDEA’s $50K Grants by 9/26

Is your startup developing an innovative technology and in need of a cash infusion to more quickly become a commercially viable, high-growth enterprise? NC IDEA has granted over $4.5 million in seed funding to 109 NC-based companies, which have gone on to raise over...

AvL Technologies Opens New Tech Park in North Asheville

AvL Technologies Opens New Tech Park in North Asheville

Nearly doubling its staff by adding 150 new technology jobs is no small feat for AvL Technologies. It’s Asheville’s greatest technology success story to-date. As the industry leading, international company scales its operations to enter new markets,...

8 Asheville Companies Honored on Inc. 5000 List

8 Asheville Companies Honored on Inc. 5000 List

Eight of America’s fastest growing private companies call the Asheville area home and were honored in the Inc. 5000’s list released last week. Life sciences venture Avadim Technologies was one of only eight NC companies that made the elite Inc. 500...

Elevate Entrepreneurship Program Expands to 30 High-Growth Startups

Elevate Entrepreneurship Program Expands to 30 High-Growth Startups

Launched in January 2016, Venture Asheville Elevate has expanded its entrepreneurship development program to 30 Asheville area startups in July. Combining team mentorship modeled on MIT’s world-class mentor program and peer-to-peer advising delivered in partnership...

Hatching an Ecosystem: Inside AVL’s New Tech Hub

Hatching an Ecosystem: Inside AVL’s New Tech Hub

Asheville’s startup community just got a massive visibility boost with the recent opening of Hatch, a new office space for local tech ventures at 45 S. French Broad Ave. It’s not only the headquarters for several of AVL’s high-growth tech companies...

BANGS Shoes Builds a $1 Million Brand Exclusively Online

BANGS Shoes Builds a $1 Million Brand Exclusively Online

It’s enough of a challenge to get customers to like your product. But they may not open their wallet to your company unless they identify with your brand. BANGS, an online shoe company with $1 million in sales (which does no advertising or wholesale) was...

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