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Invested Course: An Investment Crowdfunding Learning Journey

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Aug 8


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm




153 S Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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The State of North Carolina recently passed legislation (called NC PACES) making it possible to take on non-accredited investors for your small business. This allows you to raise funds from your friends, family, and broader community and to offer them a stake in (and a return on) the success that they are helping you to build.

After receiving questions from many local businesses interested in this new financing tool, we launched a pilot Invested Equity Crowdfunding Course in 2018. It was a great success and one of the graduates from that first class, 180 Float Spa, became the first-ever to complete an NC PACES campaign in NC!

Invested: An Investment Crowdfunding Learning Journey will assist a small cohort of interested business owners who are currently experiencing growth opportunities in preparing for, designing, and launching an investment crowdfunding campaign. The full course will entail four 3-hour sessions starting Thursday, August 8th and running through September 19th (meeting every other week on Thursdays). The course will conclude with an investment crowdfunding pitch event and celebration.

Session Dates:

  • Session 1: Story 1 – Thurs August 8th, 2-5pm
  • Session 2: Numbers 1 – Thurs August 22nd, 2-5pm
  • Session 3: Story 2 – Thurs September 5th, 2-5pm
  • Session 4: Numbers 2 – Thurs September 19th, 2-5pm

Businesses entering the program should have: 

  • An Instagram and Facebook account
  • A legal business entity – LLC, SCORP, C-CORP, etc.
  • Historical financials – for 2 years of the business or life of the business, whichever is lesser.
  • 2 year financial projection for startups
  • A targeted allocation for fundraising (growth or startup costs)
  • At least one company founder with the ability to attend each cohort class date

Cost: $45 per participant for the entire 4 session course.

To begin the Registration process: Please add your name to the Cohort 3 Interested List.

We also have an interest list for potential investors (those of us that may want to participate in a local crowdfunding campaign and attend one of the Invested course pitch events) that you can sign up for here.

A big thanks to our partners Jake Farrar (Van Winkle Law Firm), Annie Milroy Price (Birds Eye), and Jeffrey Scott (Metamorphic) who have assisted in developing and delivering this new course.

Get on the Cohort 3 Interested List!


August 8, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mountain BizWorks
828-253-2834 ext 10


Mountain BizWorks Asheville Office
153 S Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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