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  • Igniting Vibrant Communities: Conversation with SOCAP

    This week, September 2-5, is the 7th annual flagship SOCAP conference. SOCAP14 will unite innovators in business, tech, the sharing economy, health, philanthropy, and more to advance environmental and social causes. Rosa Lee Harden, co-founder and executive producer of SOCAP: Social Capital Markets, talked with Dayna Reggero of Accelerating Appalachia over the winter about bringing more »

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  • Slow Money Event in Asheville

    Accelerating Appalachia co-hosted Slow Money NC: Financing our Foodshed meeting on Sunday, Aug. 24. “Asheville really stands out in the area of entrepreneurship,” says Hewitt, who cited both the quantity of entrepreneurs in the area and the community’s general support for entrepreneurship as major contributors to Asheville’s food industry excellence. “Co-hosting the event was Accelerating more »

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  • Business Alliance for Local Living Economies: BALLE

    BALLE connects leaders, spreading solutions and attracting investment toward local economies. BALLE Fellows have the privilege to being a part of an 18 month fellowship designed to  give them the resources to better local economies. Accelerating Appalachia founder is proud to be invited to be a BALLE Fellow and participate in the BALLE Conference in more »

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