Mountain BizWorks Expands Partnership with Hatch Innovation Hub, Opens New Office

Share via

Mountain BizWorks is thrilled to join entrepreneurial growth engine Hatch Innovation Hub to provide on-site support services for regional entrepreneurs.

Hatch Innovation Hub – home to 20 companies and growing – works to empower WNC founders by uniting the region’s entrepreneurial support in one easy-to-navigate innovation hub. Mountain BizWorks’ mission is building a vibrant and inclusive entrepreneurial community in Western North Carolina by helping small businesses start, grow, and thrive. 

With new offices at Hatch Innovation Hub, Mountain BizWorks will provide more accessibility for inclusive start-up and growth funding, providing on-site coaching, classes, lending consults, and other services. 

“We’ve seen over and over that bringing entrepreneurs together makes sparks fly, and when you add in capital and other support resources – you really get lift off,” said Matt Raker, Mountain BizWorks’ Executive Director. “That’s why we’re so excited to be able to have a deeper presence within Hatch Innovation Hub and use that space to further broaden the pathways to entrepreneurship.”

Mike Baer, Hatch Board Chair, shared, “This area is increasingly becoming a hotbed for entrepreneurs, founders, startups, and scaleups. This flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem is driven by a supportive community that fosters growth and innovation. Bringing more of these key players under one roof will not only greatly benefit Hatch, Mountain BizWorks, and other community leaders, but it will also significantly improve the services provided to the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. Welcome, Mountain BizWorks!”

In addition to being home to entrepreneurs, Hatch Innovation Hub also has a growing roster of other business resources and funders. Mountain BizWorks will be joining Impact WNC Fund, Pisgah Fund, Venture Asheville, 1 Million Cups, UNC Asheville, and others.

For more information on Mountain BizWorks, visit Learn more about Hatch Innovation Hub at


Come to an Orientation Session to quickly find your path forward.

Our orientation sessions are a great way to get the lay of the land at Mountain BizWorks before you set off to create all that you dream!

Save your spot

Stop wondering what if, and just start. Our bet is you have what it takes.

Make it happen


See what Mountain BizWorks can do for you.

No matter your business type or experience level, we have resources to help you find your path to creating a business from your dream—and get better as you grow.

High-touch business courses
Customized business coaching
Get funding
Start investing


Stay connected to the local community of entreprenuers with Mountain BizWorks.

We use our newsletter to keep the community together on all things small business in the WNC region. Learn about events, classes, funding opportunities, and more!