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...

5 Asheville Ventures You Should Be Following on Social Media

5 Asheville Ventures You Should Be Following on Social Media

Here’s a short list of local ventures with strong followings on social media. Take some lessons from these pros on how to connect with your fans and customers online. 1) Crazy Russian Hacker – 8 million followers on YouTube: How do you make a viral video? Get...

2016: T+L’s Best Cities in the U.S.

2016: T+L’s Best Cities in the U.S.

As our startup community strives to be as synonymous with Asheville as our craft beer, the arts, and scenic beauty, the spotlight on our town grows brighter. Who will be the next serial entrepreneur to join our burgeoning startup scene after reading about AVL on...

Elevate Entrepreneurship Program Expands with 15 More Startups

Elevate Entrepreneurship Program Expands with 15 More Startups

Venture Asheville Elevate, which launched in January with 10 startups, is adding 15 new ventures to its entrepreneurship program this July. Combining team mentorship modeled on MIT’s world-class mentor program and peer-to-peer advising delivered in partnership with...

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