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 with Vistage International, Elevate provides founders with the critical expertise and support necessary to effectively scale their high-growth ventures.

Meet all 30 ventures currently in Elevate:

ADORAtherapy – Formulates mood boosting aromatherapy and essential oils products for women

Antenna – Increases reader engagement with a simple, mobile-first tool for online publishers and retailers

Avoda – Develops software to increase work productivity, plus training and coaching

BrewStream – Enables craft breweries to effectively run the business side of their business via its cloud-based management system.

Brightfield Transportation Solutions – Enables electric vehicles to drive on sunshine via its solar-integrated charging stations

Cab Hound – Transforms how taxi companies operate in the age of Uber

Coeo – Identifies people in the room at networking events with a smartphone app

Dig Local – Connects users to the best locally-owned places to shop, eat and socialize

Dmarcian – Improves email delivery, combats fraud, and monitors domain-wide usage of email

Edibly – Creates online stores for ultra-local, handcrafted food makers and buyers

Efficiency Lab – Develops software for the electric power industry

FernLeaf Interactive – Builds software for understanding and visualizing how climate affects assets and physical properties

French Broad Chocolates – Produces responsibly-sourced, handcrafted, bean-to-bar chocolates

Happy Legs Club – The “Dollar Shave Club” for women

Harvest to Market – Brings farmers’ markets online

JB Media Institute – Teaches Internet marketing best practices in a 6-week online training course

LoLo – Rewards consumers for spending locally through a rewards program tied to your own credit card

Mount Inspiration – Designs and produces playful, uplifting, and 100% organic and recycled outdoor apparel

Navacy – Provides digital engagement tools for trusts and estates attorneys

Parsley Solutions – Equips restaurants with customer service software tools such as Simple Host, a text message waitlist system

Plum Print – Digitizes kids’ messy art piles into coffee table books and other gifts

PRO(TECH)T – Invented a wearable technology to fight sexual assault on college campuses

PRO-Hydro – Created H2Pro, a dietary supplement blend of probiotics and vitamins

Shiny Creek – Builds enterprise-class mobile and web applications

Smiling Hara Tempeh – Makes organic, vegan tempeh products

Sweet Blossom Gifts – Sells personalized artisan jewelry on its e-commerce platform

Talking Book – Creates revenue streams for authors by publishing and distributing audio books

UgoTour – Enhances the experience of tourism destinations via mobile-enabled audio tours

Virtual Job Shadow – Creates digital, interactive career exploration content for students

Wickbox – Provides a curated luxury candle subscription service

Learn more about our Elevate program.

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