ScaleUp WNC 2016 Program

Mountain BizWorks and our partners are excited for the third and fourth ScaleUp WNC cohorts.

Cohort Program Dates

Each ScaleUp WNC cohort program includes an opening dinner event, six class-based sessions, a capstone demo day event (optional), and a minimum of 10 hours of one-on-one technical assistance and mentoring to support the implementation of your strategic growth plan.

The tentative dates for the Cohort 3 and 4 sessions follow. ScaleUp WNC program participants are expected to attend all of the sessions for your cohort. The sessions will either be held in a central WNC location (i.e., Asheville) or could move around based on the preferences of the accepted businesses.

Cohort 3

  • Friday March 4, 10am-3pm: Session #1
  • Thursday March 17, 4-8pm: Kickoff Dinner with Mentors & Partners
  • Friday March 18, 10am-3pm: Session #2
  • Friday April 1, 10am-3pm: Session #3
  • Friday April 15, 10am-3pm: Session #4
  • Friday April 29, 10am-3pm: Session #5
  • Friday May 13, 10am-3pm: Session #6
  • TBD: “Demo Day” Event

Cohort 4

  • Friday June 10, 10am-3pm: Session #1
  • Thursday June 23, 4-8pm: Kickoff Dinner with Mentors & Partners
  • Friday June 24, 10am-3pm: Session #2
  • Friday July 8, 10am-3pm: Session #3
  • Friday July 22, 10am-3pm: Session #4
  • Friday August 5, 10am-3pm: Session #5
  • Friday August 19, 10am-3pm: Session #6
  • TBD: “Demo Day” Event

Cohort 4 Application Window Closed; Participants Announced Soon

Fifteen businesses will be selected through a highly competitive, merit-based process. Click below to apply. Applications will be confidentially reviewed by an experienced selection panel and responded to by May 1. Additional information and an interview may be requested prior to selection.


Please contact Matt Raker with any questions at

Additional program information can be found on the main ScaleUp WNC page.

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.