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Waypoint Accelerator – Application Due Date

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Sep 26


All day




NC United States


Mountain BizWorks, Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC, and our partners are excited to support the third Waypoint Accelerator cohort.

Please note that the 3rd Waypoint Cohort will be conducted semi-virtually, with some sessions in-person in Asheville, and others via Zoom. We will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and will follow CDC, state & local public guidelines as they evolve. Read more about the most up-to-date CDC guidelines here.

Applications are due at 11:59pm on September 26th. Continue here for full details and to apply.

Up to 8 companies will be selected for the second cohort based on a competitive, merit-based review process. Companies selected for the first cohort will be notified and announced at the Outdoor Economy Conference, October 12-15, 2021

The Session Dates and Program Schedule are as follows:

  • November 4, 1pm-6pm: Base Camp – Course Orientation & Wayfinding (IN-PERSON, Asheville)
  • November 11, 9:30am-12pm: Customer Development & The Outdoor Customer (VIRTUAL)
  • November 18, 10:30am-12pm: Go-to-Market Strategy and Tools Pt. 1 (VIRTUAL)
  • December 2, 9:30am-12pm: Go-to-Market Strategy and Tools Pt. 2 (VIRTUAL)
  • December 9, 9:30am-12pm: Financial Modeling (VIRTUAL)
  • January 13, 1pm-5pm: Base Camp – Group Mastermind (IN-PERSON, Asheville)
  • January 20, 9:30am-12pm: Customer Engagement & Conversion (VIRTUAL)
  • January 27, 9:30am-12pm: Legal – Intellectual Property, Risk Management & HR (VIRTUAL)
  • February 03, 9:30am-12pm: Raising Capital for Growth – Pathways & Strategy (VIRTUAL)
  • February 17, 9:30am-12pm: Leadership and the Responsible Outdoor Company (VIRTUAL)
  • February 24, 9:30am-12pm: Art of the Pitch (VIRTUAL)
  • March 03, 9:30am-12pm: Design Thinking (VIRTUAL)
  • March 17, 1pm-5pm: Group Pitch Practice & Feedback (IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL)
  • March 24, 1pm-5pm: Base Camp – Final Pitch Presentations & Waypoint Graduation (IN-PERSON, Asheville)

All applicants are asked to hold the above session dates and times on their calendars and, if accepted, are expected to commit to the entire duration of the program.

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This event is a part of Growing Outdoors Partnership, a Growth Initiative* of Mountain Bizworks.

Learn more about Growing Outdoors Partnership

*Growth initiatives are special learning opportunities geared toward specific local industries—facilitated by Mountain Bizworks to initiate growth in our local economy and community. Learn more about Mountain BizWorks.


September 26, 2021
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Mountain BizWorks
828-253-2834 ext 10


NC United States