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Waypoint Accelerator – Application Due Date

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Oct 6


11:59 pm - 11:59 pm




NC United States

Mountain BizWorks, the Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC, and the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) are excited to support the fourth Waypoint Accelerator cohort.

Cohort #4 Timeline

  • The 4th Cohort of the Waypoint Accelerator program will be announced and the application window will open mid July 2022
  • Applications will be due on October 06 at 11:59 p.m. Up to 10 companies will be selected based on a competitive, merit-based review process.
  • Companies selected will be notified October 14 at 5:00 p.m.
  • The Session Dates and Program Schedule are as follows:
    • Thursday November 3, 1pm-5pm: Base Camp – Course Orientation & Wayfinding (IN-PERSON, Asheville)
    • Thursday November 10, 9:30am-12pm: Customer Development & The Outdoor Customer (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday November 17, 9:30am-12pm: Design Thinking (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday December 1, 9:30am-12pm: Go-to-Market Strategy and Tools Pt. 1 (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday December 8, 9:30am-12pm: Go-to-Market Strategy and Tools Pt. 2 (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday December 15, 9:30am-12pm: Financial Modeling (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday January 12, 1pm-5pm: Base Camp – Outdoor Customer Engagement & The Art of the Pitch (IN-PERSON, Asheville)
    • Thursday January 19, 9:30am-12pm: Legal – Intellectual Property, Risk Management & HR (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday January 26, 9:30am-12pm: Raising Capital for Growth – Pathways & Strategy (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday February 02, 9:30am-12pm: Group Pitch Prep & Final Mastermind (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday February 16, 9:30am-12pm: Leadership and the Responsible Outdoor Company (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday March 02, 1-5pm: Base Camp- Large Group Pitch Practice (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday March 9, 1pm-5pm: Graduation- Final Pitch Presentations (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.


October 6, 2022
11:59 pm
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Mountain BizWorks
828-253-2834 ext 10


NC United States