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Waypoint Accelerator – Application Due Date

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Oct 12


11:59 pm - 11:59 pm




NC United States

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

Cohort #5 Timeline

  • The 5th Cohort of the Waypoint Accelerator program will be announced and the application window will open August 28, 2023
  • Applications will be due on October 12 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 20 by 5:00 p.m.
  • The Session Dates and Program Schedule are as follows:
    • Thursday November 2, 1pm-5pm: Base Camp – Course Orientation & Wayfinding (IN-PERSON, Asheville)
    • Thursday November 9, 9:30am-12pm: Customer Development & The Outdoor Customer (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday November 16, 9:30am-12pm: Design Thinking (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday November 30, 9:30am-12pm: Go-to-Market Strategy and Tools Pt. 1 (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday December 7, 9:30am-12pm: Go-to-Market Strategy and Tools Pt. 2 (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday December 14, 9:30am-12pm: Financial Modeling (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday January 11, 1pm-5pm: Base Camp – Outdoor Customer Engagement & The Art of the Pitch (IN-PERSON, Asheville)
    • Thursday January 18, 9:30am-12pm: Legal – Intellectual Property, Risk Management & HR (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday January 25, 9:30am-12pm: Raising Capital for Growth – Pathways & Strategy (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday February 01, 9:30am-12pm: Group Pitch Prep & Final Mastermind (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday February 15, 9:30am-12pm: Leadership and the Responsible Outdoor Company (VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday February 29, 1-5pm: Base Camp- Large Group Pitch Practice (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
    • Thursday March 7, 4pm-8pm: 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 12, 2023
11:59 pm
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Mountain BizWorks
828-253-2834 ext 10


NC United States