Venture Forum December 9

Accelerating Appalachia’s 2013 crop of nature-based businesses are presenting their plans for the future on Monday, December 9, and you’re invited. Join us for a night of exciting presentations, excellent networking, and good old fashioned fun. The Venture Forum will be emceed by Entremanureship, along with a bit of entertainment from Joel Schantz. Your ticket ($15 each) includes access to all the presentations, heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. Don’t miss this chance to hear some of our region’s most exciting entrepreneurs share their vision of the future – reserve your ticket now. Details:

Accelerating Appalachia Venture Forum

Monday, December 9, 2013
5 – 8 pm

Highland Brewing Company
12 Old Charlotte Highway
Asheville, NC 28803

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#1 Trending Article brings attention to Accelerator

Accelerating Appalachia has been receiving heightened attention recently after being featured on Triple Pundit, a major news source for triple bottom line community. The article, posted on June 6, 2013 quickly climbed up to be the #1 trending article on the news site and has received almost 150 “likes” on Facebook and nearly 40 “tweets” on Twitter.

Below is a link to the article:

http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/06/accelerating-nature-based-business-good/

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Triple Pundit focuses on companies that make decisions with the planet, people, and profits in mind.

Triple Pundit recognizes Accelerating Appalachia

Accelerating Appalachia was featured in Triple Pundit, an innovative new-media company for the business community that cultivates awareness and understanding of the triple bottom line. By exclusively developing social entrepreneurs in nature-based companies, Accelerating Appalachia is helping to heighten the standard in which people operate businesses. Consumers have raised the bar in the quality and integrity of the products and services they use and Accelerating Appalachia is serving business owners and operators who are answering that demand with innovative answers.

http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/06/accelerating-nature-based-business-good/

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Triple Pundit focuses on companies that make decisions with the planet, people, and profits in mind.

 

 

Upstart Business Journal features Accelerating Appalachia

Accelerating Appalachia was recently featured in the Upstart Business Journal, as one of seven business accelerators in the United States that are located outside of the traditional technology hubs on the East and West coasts.

 

http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/hatched/2013/04/09/7-unlikely-places-to-accelerate.html

 

The Upstart Business Journal is the news source for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, innovators, and forward-thinking corporate executives.

Asheville Citizen-Times highlights importance of Accelerating Appalachia to WNC region

The Asheville Citizen-Times recognized Accelerating Appalachia as a key player in the continuing development of a nature-based economy in Western North Carolina. By working with innovative entrepreneurs and investors from across the world, Accelerating Appalachia is seen as an opportunity for long-term sustainable growth in the region.

http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130331/BUSINESS/303310029/Building-businesses-around-nature

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The Asheville Citizen-Times is the major daily newspaper in Asheville, North Carolina

Accelerating Appalachia in the news in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Accelerating Appalachia, the nation’s first nature-based business accelerator was recently in the news in nearby Hendersonville, NC. BlueRidgeNow.com noted Accelerating Appalachia’s open applications for entrepreneurs as “High Interest.”

http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130403/NEWS/130409931

Downtown Hendersonville, North Carolina

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AdvantageWest Economic Development Group eNews spotlights Accelerating Appalachia

AdvantageWest, a regional economic development partnership is helping to get the word out about applications for Accelerating Appalachia’s inaugural class. Participants selected for the program will spend an intensive 12 weeks with seasoned entrepreneurs and proven practitioners who will serve as mentors and coaches, helping with all aspects of business development, particularly financing. The launch of Accelerating Appalachia is supported in part by AdvantageWest through a Rural Jobs Accelerator grant award from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

http://www.icontact-archive.com/uMDCGm4N_wtagLuNXIZYOshGFW0B08Ku

AdvantageWest is the regional economic development partnership serving the 23 western counties of North Carolina since 1994.

AdvantageWest is the regional economic development partnership serving the 23 western counties of North Carolina since 1994.