Entries by Accelerator

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 more »

Catherine Covington, RSF Social Finance

Catherine Covington is a senior program associate in Philanthropic Services at RSF Social Finance in San Francisco, CA.  RSF is a philanthropic and financial services organization focused on providing capital to non-profit and for-profit social enterprises addresses key issues in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship.  At RSF, more »

Justin Belleme, Founder, JB Media Group, JB Media Institute

Justin has been providing web design, online marketing strategies and consulting services to clients in the Asheville area and beyond for over 10 years. His specializations are search engine optimization, social media strategy, website monetization, and online marketing. He also has significant experience in online publicity, website design, viral marketing, computer programming, and video production. more »

Jim Roberts

Named one of the “40 Most Influential People Under 40” by the Charlotte Business Journal at age of 30, Jim has experience with business development, life sciences, information technology and governmental agencies.  He started an entrepreneur council in Charlotte called FirstRound during the technology boom in 2000. He was then recruited to the Asheville region to start more »

Tom Hatley

Dr. Tom Hatley is an Asheville-based consultant focused on collaboration and strategy for conservation, rural development, and social impact initiatives. Trained as a historian and forester, he has 30 years of experience with the farms, communities, businesses, and forests of the Appalachian region from New York to Alabama. He has written extensively on the intersection more »

#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” more »

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 more »

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