Members of the Third Catalyst Cohort – 2021

These 10 companies, in the one-year program, receive intensive growth management training along with the opportunity to connect with experienced mentors and receive access-to-capital support. They’ll also receive up-to $2,000 to use towards the cost of services such as marketing, legal fees, bookkeeping, accounting, HR, insurance, credit repair, and other business development services.

Asheville Coffee Tours – This business takes guests around to some of Asheville’s most popular coffee shops and roasteries. 

Buggy Pops – Handcrafted ice pops sold from a trike/cart.

Cooking With Comedy – Catering, private chef, and a food truck providing food and beverages with mad flavors and love. 

Cream Works – A mobile ice cream parlor serving hand-scooped treats as well as snow cones, the Big Daddy Jumbo Dog, the Walking Taco, and now the Big Papa Pulled Pork Sandwich…plus our signature beverage Tiger’s Blood Lemonade.

Kairos Carolina Digital –  A provider of digital marketing solutions that covers every aspect of your online marketing needs. We are black-owned and diverse, with a strong belief in bold strategies and authentic exchange.

Kiesha Lewis Realty – Local Real Estate business that offers assistance with the purchase and sell or Residential Real Estate.

Otterpine – Supports indie authors publish, distribute, and market their books so they can keep their rights & creative control. 

Quality Automotive – Automotive Detail Shop specializing in full service detailing and quick washes. Window Tinting, headlight restoration, sanitizing, Stereo Installation and Custom Wheels.

R.A.W. Paint & Body – Collision repair and restoration of older vehicles

Speed Snaps – Speed Snaps is a professional photography & videography agency, that offers a variety services in the area of photography and videography. 



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Interested in participating in the next cohort? Complete the form below to be added to the Catalyst Cohort interest list and we’ll notify you when we open applications for our next Catalyst Cohort.


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