Entries by Accelerator

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Prosperity Collective Accepted to the GroAction Network of Changemakers!

Our social change collective, www.prosperitycollective.net was just accepted into the GroAction network. Here’s the fun acceptance letter from Luke at www.groaction.com Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to the GroAction Network of Changemakers February Class. Why did we choose you exactly? A lot had to do with your killer smile of course… but even more than that we look at how more »

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connecting and canvassing

the last several days have been inspired. presenting to two sustainability classes have reminded me how deeply important mentoring is to me. accelerator/institute seems good fit. without my even asking, three young folks/students have asked to intern with us. thinking how best to utilize their talent and ensure that they recieve benefit in exchange. canvassing and sharing more »

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what does an economy look like?

there are no shortage of “target sectors” being singled out by economic development organizations (in asheville, the 5×5 campaign used to market and support the following five local job sectors: advanced manufacturing, healthcare, arts and culture, science and technology, and knowledge-based entrepreneurs), accelerators, funders, incubators, networking events, co-working. not  dissing any of that activity, it is good work. there more »

filmed onsite in the two poorest and remote WNC counties

made this short film, wnc outdoors, with kurt mann, presented to outdoor industry association, filmed in it’s entirety onsite in graham and clay counties (no stock footage). with former textile and machinists out of work in these areas, they would love to see an outdoor manufacturer set up shop. graham has highest child poverty rate more »

Cherokee and Caucasian youth in Clay County, nc

clay county, nc, in southwest NC and bordering georgia hosts a wonderful cherokee heritage festival, and is home to the top high school in the state of NC – we interviewed and worked with the students, some would like to stick around but jobs are tough. supposedly a concentration of entrprenuers in the area, broadband more »