Test Drive is an opportunity for startup businesses to exhibit their latest business idea at one or several festivals in the Asheville area to gain important feedback on how to move their business forward.
Review he Test Drive requirements and program details here.
If you are interested in testing out your new business idea in the Test Drive tent, and you meet the specified requirements, join us at one of our Prep Workshops. Some early stage businesses may also want to consider taking our Foundations Course.
In these Prep Workshop sessions, a Mountain BizWorks business coach will work with you and a cohort of fellow Test Drivers to explore ideas of how to create a meaningful Test Drive experience. The session will cover festival logistics, how to effectively gather market feedback, crafting your exhibitor experience, and festival marketing. After the completion of this session, we’ll have a conversation about what the best next steps are. If you move forward to the next round, we pair you with a business coach to develop your festival plan and request festival dates.