ScaleUp WNC 2020 Program

Mountain BizWorks and our partners are excited to soon announce the members of the ninth ScaleUp WNC cohort. At this time, we’re only expecting to hold one new cohort in 2020 as we’re also planning a new alumni offering. 

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Cohort Program Dates

Each ScaleUp cohort program includes a VIP kick-off evening event, seven class-based sessions, a capstone showcase 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 program is open to applicants from anywhere across WNC. The tentative dates for Cohort 9 follow. The cohort will be held at a central location based on the selected participants. ScaleUp program participants are expected to attend all of the sessions for your cohort.

Cohort 9

  • Friday Mar 6, 9:30am-3:30pm: Session #1
  • Thursday Mar 19, 5-8pm: Kickoff Dinner with Mentors & Partners
  • Friday Mar 20, 9:30am-3:30pm: Session #2
  • Friday Apr 3, 9:30am-3:30pm: Session #3
  • Friday Apr 17, 9:30am-3:30pm: Session #4
  • Friday May 1, 9:30am-3:30pm: Session #5
  • Friday May 15, 9:30am-3:30pm: Session #6
  • Friday May 29, 9:30am-3:30pm: Session #7
  • TBD: “Demo Day” Event


Please contact Emily Breedlove with any questions at Additional program information can be found on the main ScaleUp WNC page.

Program Sponsors

Major support received from…


Interested in joining our team of sponsors? Contact Chris Grasinger at for details.

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.