ScaleUp WNC 2017 Program

Cohort Program Dates

Each ScaleUp WNC cohort program includes an opening dinner event, six class-based sessions, a capstone demo day event (optional), and a minimum of 10 hours of one-on-one technical assistance and mentoring to support the implementation of your strategic growth plan.

The tentative dates for the Cohort 5 and 6 sessions follow. ScaleUp WNC program participants are expected to attend all of the sessions for your cohort. Cohort 5 sessions will either be held in a central WNC location (i.e., Asheville) or could move around based on the preferences of the accepted businesses. We are planning for Cohort 6 to be our first cohort hosted in Boone, providing greater program accessibility to High Country area busineses, though not necessarily exclusive to businesses based in the High Country.

Cohort 5

  • Friday February 24, 10am-3pm: Session #1
  • Thursday March 9, 5-8pm: Kickoff Dinner with Mentors & Partners
  • Friday March 10, 10am-3pm: Session #2
  • Friday March 24, 10am-3pm: Session #3
  • Friday April 7, 10am-3pm: Session #4
  • Friday April 21, 10am-3pm: Session #5
  • Friday May 5, 10am-3pm: Session #6
  • TBD: “Demo Day” Event

Cohort 6

  • Friday June 9, 10am-3pm: Session #1
  • Thursday June 22, 4-8pm: Kickoff Dinner with Mentors & Partners
  • Friday June 23, 10am-3pm: Session #2
  • Friday July 7, 10am-3pm: Session #3
  • Friday July 21, 10am-3pm: Session #4
  • Friday August 4, 10am-3pm: Session #5
  • Friday August 18, 10am-3pm: Session #6
  • TBD: “Demo Day” Event

The Application window for the 2017 ScaleUp WNC program (Cohorts 5 and 6) is now closed

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Join us at an informational session near you…

  • Tuesday 1/17 4:30pm at Basil’s & Booneshine in Boone – RSVP here
  • Wednesday 1/18 4:30pm at the new East Fork Pottery store in Asheville – RSVP here
  • Thursday 1/19 4:30pm at Innovation Brewing Sylva – RSVP here

Also, feel free to contact contact Matt Raker with any questions at

Additional program information can be found on the main ScaleUp WNC page.