Hear From Our alumni

ScaleUp WNC works with existing entrepreneurs and small business owners from across Western North Carolina who have demonstrated initial success and have potential for significant growth. Using a cohort-based approach, with 15 businesses accepted into each group, ScaleUp WNC provides mentorship, management training, growth capital connections, and other critical resources to help companies achieve breakthrough growth and contribute to the small business-led economic development of the region. Cohort members also gain a strong peer CEO network within their cohort and with ScaleUp WNC alumni. Learn more about the program in this quick, two-minute video:

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Hear more from some of our alumni:

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Kim Celentano
Virtual Job Shadow

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Kevin Sandefur
BearWaters Brewing

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George Wheeler
Cab Hound

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Tyler Garrison
Junk Recyclers & Regeneration Station

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Kim Brophey
Dog Door Canine Services

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Caleb Crowell
New Appalachia Foods

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Why Mountain BizWorks

We help entreprenuers overcome obstacles, grow strategically, and create jobs.

Our work is all about creating a healthy economy and community in the WNC region. We believe in dreamers and are radically improving their ability to become entreprenuers.