Entries by Accelerator

Our 2015 Participants!

    Ecological Services & Markets, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm that mixes research and management, working with private landowners, Federal agencies, and academic institutions to determine the best ways to establish tradable credit systems for natural resource assets. The team has a strong background in natural resource policy, environmental economics, both terrestrial and more »

BALLE Video features Accelerating Appalachia

Accelerating Appalachia is honored to be featured in a new organizational trailer by the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE): This video includes Accelerating Appalachia founder and BALLE Fellow, Sara Day Evans, with Kimberly Hunter, Jennifer Flynn and Dayna Reggero, as well as the beautiful city of Asheville, our partner Warren Wilson College and more »

Soody Tronson, JD

Soody is the founder and principal at STLGIP, a boutique intellectual property firm located in Silicon Valley. Prior to starting STLGIP, Soody practiced law as IP Counsel at Heller Ehrman as well as Townsend and Townsend and in-house at the Hewlett-Packard Company. She was General Counsel and Vice President of Intellectual Property at a successfully more »

Neighborhood Economics

We will be in Louisville, Kentucky November 12-13. Accelerating Appalachia founder Sara Day Evans will be speaking alongside international thought leaders and local change makers at Neighborhood Economics: We are coming together from a wide variety of sectors to look at economic development within a relational, community oriented perspective. Our goal is to change the more »

Climate Listening Project

We’re excited to be featured in a new Climate Listening Project for our work accelerating sustainable businesses in Western North Carolina, along with Riverbend Malt House and Echoview Farm, two great businesses that participated in our inaugural program, as well as Accelerating Appalachia’s sustainable business class at Warren Wilson College. Also featured are NOAA’s National more »

Accelerating Agriculture with Hemp

Accelerating Appalachia is excited about making real connections throughout Appalachia. Smiling Hara Tempeh, LLC in North Carolina is campaigning to create the first-ever Hempeh, soy-free tempeh, with hemp from Kentucky’s Growing Warriors. From the Smiling Hara kickstarter campaign: Sarah Yancey and Chad Oliphant started Smiling Hara (which translates to “happy belly”) in 2009 with the more »

Accelerating Appalachia Chosen for BALLE’s Local Economy Fellowship

National Business Alliance Names Third Cohort of Localists Leading the New Economy Accelerating Appalachia Chosen for BALLE’s Local Economy Fellowship BALLE (the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) today announced its third cohort of BALLE Local Economy Fellows – 17 leaders from across North America chosen as the top pioneers of the Local Economy Movement. more »

The Nature of Investing at #SOCAP14

At SOCAP 14 in San Francisco, 2500 entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and community leaders from across the globe are coming together to discuss breaking new ground in social impact and Igniting Vibrant Communities. Check out our video interview with SOCAP co-founder and executive producer, Rosa Lee Harden. The Nature of Investing discussion was led by Katherine more »