Entries by Jen Flynn

First Annual HempX Asheville

      We are so excited to partner on HempX Asheville! HempX is the first festival in North Carolina with a focus on educating the public on the multiple uses and diversity of products that come from industrial hemp. All proceeds benefit Accelerating Appalachia. Join us at Highland Brewing for two days of talks, hemp more »

2015 Pitch Party with Judy Wicks

The 2015 Accelerating Appalachia nature-based businesses will be presenting at the Pitch Party in Asheville on May 14th. We are so proud of this incredible group of graduates in food, farming, eco-services, seeds, botanical essences, natural building and games! Our keynote is the fabulous Judy Wicks, thought leader in growing good economies, co-founder of Be more »

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 »

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 »

Dale Stewart

Dale Stewart is an adventurer and advises businesses around the world on risk management. He not only possesses the survival skills but trains people to think before action. He is also well known for teaching families how to survive together by making sound decisions as a group. For nearly 30 years he has lived with more »

Lynn Allen

Lynn Allen is President and founder of Capital Innovations.  She brings to her role an exceptional record of success in developing new sources of capital for people, projects, and companies that generate new jobs and economic opportunities for their communities. She has successfully led efforts in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors to increase investments more »

Jeff Schmitt

Jeff Schmitt enjoys a rich life filled with community, science, music, art, and family. Jeff is an enthusiastic advocate for indigenous healing and wisdom traditions. As both a noted scientist and practitioner of Peruvian Folk medicine, he seeks to build bridges of understanding. Jeff is a challenging and evocative speaker/storyteller; in 2011 he presented the more »