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Noble Cider

Noble Cider

Noble Cider is Western North Carolina’s first hard cider. Naturally gluten free, our semi-dry hard cider is made from local apples and hand-crafted in Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in Beer City, USA and NC’s Apple Country, Noble brings together NC’s rich history of agriculture with this region... Read more...
Cab Hound

Cab Hound

Cab Hound™ is a powerful smartphone based dispatching and payment system. Cab Hound enables passengers to find, track, coordinate and pay for trips with the best available drivers and allows drivers to promote themselves, accept credit cards and utilize our time saving tools like GPS navigation.... Read more...
Rightline Gear

Rightline Gear

Rightline Gear produces car top carrier bags and truck & SUV tents for the automotive aftermarket. The company’s car top bags are 100% waterproof and can attach to vehicle’s with or without a roof rack. Truck & SUV tents facilitate camping in the comfort of the customer’s vehicle. Rightline... Read more...
SylvanSport manufacturers innovative outdoor gear

Sylvan Sport

SylvanSport manufacturers innovative outdoor gear that enables adventure anywhere. Read more...
Highland Craftsmen is changing the nature of building

Highland Craftsmen

Highland Craftsmen is changing the nature of building. From its start as the manufacturer of the nationally acclaimed Bark House® shingles, Highland Craftsmen has grown to offer a full line of architectural elements for the whole home, inside and out. Read more...
Creative Allies music service and design community

Creative Allies

Creative Allies is a music service and design community, known for producing high-quality graphics and merchandise for rock stars. Creative Allies is a powerful fan engagement contest and community building Facebook application for bands. Hundreds of bands have tapped into Creative Allies’ network... Read more...
CoCoChi maker of SkinFood Topical Nourishment

CoCoChi

CoCoChi is focused on the development, manufacturing, and distribution of organic personal care products. Our first product line is SkinFare: the organic skin care stick in a biodegradable paper tube. Read more...
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Natural products made by Advantage Opportunity Fund loan portfolio client named top in country

Natural products made by Advantage Opportunity Fund loan portfolio client named top in country

Indian Country Today has named products made by Native Touch, an Advantage Opportunity Fund loan portfolio client, as one of the top natural skincare and cosmetic lines in the US. Read more...
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880 The Revolution Discusses Features of AdvantageWest's New Website

Program host Jeff Messer on Clear Channel's 880 The Revolution welcomes AdvantageWest VP of Entrepreneurship Matt Raker to talk about the features of the new AdvantageWest.com, particularly for entrepreneurs and the film industry. Listen here! Read more...
UNC-TV Features Advantage Opportunity Fund Loan Portfolio Client

UNC-TV Features Western North Carolina Inventor & Entrepreneur

This segment on the physics of sound aired on UNC-TV's "NC Science Now." The news segment features Paul Vo, an Advantage Opportunity Fund loan portfolio client. His company, Vo Inventions, is increasingly being recognized for its tremendous innovation. Read more...
WZGM's Matt Mittan interviews Matt Raker of AdvantageWest about the new AdvantageWest website

WZGM Radio Discusses AdvantageWest's New Website

The new AdvantageWest website was recently the topic of discussion on regional radio station 1350 WZGM. AdvantageWest VP of Entrepreneurship Matt Raker (shown right, with program host and station owner Matt Mittan and producer Leslie Godbold), along with AdvantageWest Sr VP of Corporate & Public Relations Kathi Petersen were interviewed. Read more...

A Growing Number of Outdoor Gear Builders Call Western NC Home

The regional magazine Capital At Play takes a look at the outdoor recreational equipment manufacturing industry in Western North Carolina and some of the members of the Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC. Read more...

Seed Challenge Winners Announced

AdvantageWest announces the winners of the 2013-14 SEED Challenge, a business pitch competition designed to help agriculture and natural resource-based companies from low-wealth communities take their businesses to the next level. Read more...

Clear Channel radio stations feature AdvantageWest as part of Nat'l Entrepreneurship Week

Listen to the podcast of the public affairs program 'Changes' for information on AdvantageWest's Advantage Opportunity Fund as well as an opportunity to join the Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC, a group of entrepreneurs that manufacture outdoor recreational equipment in the mountains of North Carolina. Read more...
BREC-assisted company takes urban farming to the UAE & Africa

BREC-assisted company takes urban farming to the UAE & Africa

C3L Associates, the parent company of Asheville Urban Farms, was invited by the organizers of The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture to conduct several educational sessions focusing on controlled environmental agriculture for 12 African nations. The Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Read more...
Opportunities for WNC Food Entrepreneurs

AdvantageWest report spotlights 10 emerging food product markets

The mandate of this research was to assess the potential viability and marketability of some value-added natural products that traditionally had not been produced in the area to any great extent. We learned that there is tremendous potential for a variety of value-added products. Read more...
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5:30pm

A Get-Together For Tech Professionals In WNC

Scully's Signature Dine & Drink

13 West Walnut St, Asheville, NC

Aug
6
9:00am

1 Million Cups of Coffee - Asheville

Mojo Coworking

60 N Market Street, Asheville, NC

Aug
12
7:30am

Asheville Buzz Breakfast Series: "Secrets to...

Renaissance Asheville Hotel

31 Woodfin St, Asheville NC