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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 »

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 »

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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Accelerator Featured in Capital Institute Field Guide

Sara Day Evans, a sixth generation Kentuckian, tells the story of the people and places that inspired her to found Accelerating Appalachia, a new business accelerator that is nurturing natural and entrepreneurial capital to appropriately scale a post-extractive, regenerative economy in coal country. Read more in the Capital Institute: Field Guide for Investing in a more »