What is investment crowdfunding?
Investment crowdfunding offers entrepreneurs the ability to raise funds on their own terms. Individuals like you can finally invest in the companies they believe in the most – those within their own community! That’s why we created our Invested Course, to help entrepreneurs take advantage of this new opportunity.
The history of our Invested Course
In 2018, after receiving questions from many local businesses interested in this new financing tool, we launched our pilot Invested Crowdfunding Course. Since then we have held five Invested Course Cohorts that continue to gain traction on the state and federal level.
Previous graduates from these Invested Course Cohorts have executed successful investment campaigns ranging from $20,000 – $107,000 and include Asheville Tea Company, Wehrloom Honey, and 180 Float Spa! You can view an example campaign from one of our graduates here.
Our Invested Course
The 5-session course will launch in the Fall of 2023
Throughout the program, participants can receive one-on-one technical sessions with facilitators. Following the Course, those that decide to execute investment crowdfunding campaigns will move into their launch with the assistance of our Mountain BizWorks team and specialist partners. Course participants will also have the opportunity to pitch their business at the capstone Mountain Raise event in November.
Here’s how to get started
The course fee is $100 for the primary participant and $25 for additional participants from the same company.
Interested in investing?
For those of us that may want to participate in a local crowdfunding campaign and/or attend one of the Invested Course pitch events, we have a growing interest list of potential investors. Sign up here