Test Drive Asheville

Test Drive AshevilleStart your engines, Test Drive is here

Are you in the startup phase of your business and searching to get in front of as many customers as possible? Do you have a product or service ready to sell but not enough data to determine if your goods are market-ready?  Welcome to Test Drive, where pre-revenue and startup entrepreneurs can sample, market and sell their merchandise at the region’s most well-attended events in Asheville. The City of Asheville, festival producers, and Mountain BizWorks have joined forces to give new businesses the opportunity to gain valuable market feedback and turbocharge your startup under the Test Drive tent.

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Interested in testing out your new business idea in the Test Drive tent? Click here to learn more about how you can take advantage of this great opportunity!

Find the Test Drive tent at great local festivals all year long!

Search for the green Test Drive tent at the next downtown Asheville festival you go to and show your love for local business by posting your photos and purchases using #testdriveavl.

Why Test Drive? 

The goal of the Test Drive program is to promote a vibrant local business ecosystem within Asheville, by giving new entrepreneurs, especially those with limited means, the opportunity to further develop and enhance their business ideas in a microcosm of Asheville’s dynamic marketplace. 

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