ScaleUp WNC Cohort 7

We’re excited to announce the members of our seventh ScaleUp WNC cohort and our first based in Sylva, with sessions taking place in spring of 2019. Congratulations to these 15 innovative small businesses that were selected for the program.


The following 15 growth-oriented small businesses will receive intensive training, one-on-one management support, assistance in connecting with growth capital, and the opportunity to strengthen connections in order to scale up their ventures:

Asheville Tea Company

Asheville Tea Company creates craft tea blends featuring local and sustainable ingredients, highlighting the full flavors of Asheville, NC.

Boomerang Communications

Bringing Clients Back In – Boomerang Communications provides Veterinarians fully personalized pet-owner reminders & marketing (print, email, text, mobile, portals) that generates the highest response in the industry, insuring pets get the services they need to stay healthy.

Deal Family Farm Inc

Deal Family Farm is a diversified multi-generational family farm located in Franklin North Carolina. They raise a diverse mixture of fruits and vegetables sold locally through their CSA and fruit stand and sold wholesale throughout the region. In addition, they operate a seasonal corn maze with pumpkin patch and hayrides.

Foothills Farm & Butchery

Foothills Meats is a full-service food company that was founded on a farm in 2002. Today, Foothills has 2 restaurants in Black Mountain and West Asheville, a Food Truck at Hi Wire Brewing and a thriving catering division.

Global Language System LLC

Global Language System is a full range language services provider focusing on translation, interpretation, transcription and localization. Their mission is to help organizations and individuals bridging communication gaps.

Kudzu Brands

Kudzu Brands is the place where story and strategy intertwine. This full-service branding and marketing agency has helped hundreds of local and regional businesses become memorable, profitable and sustainable brands.

Little Sprout Carryout

At Little Sprout Carryout, they are passionate about creating fresh, flavorful meals that are ready when you are – no planning, shopping or cooking required.

Living Sabai

Living Sabai offers Thai Massage certification, study abroad opportunities in Thailand. and state-of-the art Thai Massage mats manufactured in Asheville. Starting in 2019, a portion of their proceeds will go to help rural hill-tribe villages in Northern Thailand.

Luxury Therapeutics

As a woman owned, family company, Luxury Therapeutics manufacture hot/cold therapy products to help relieve pain and stress by promoting wellness and self-care.

Peoples Golf

Peoples Golf is inspiring golfers to become great by equipping them with the best clubs available, since 2008.

Qualla Java

Qualla Java is a Native-owned specialty-coffee roasting company founded on the Qualla Boundary to bring WNC the best coffee possible.

Shanti Elixirs, LLC

Inspired by the honeybees, Shanti Elixirs small batch brew a sparkling probiotic green tea called Jun using local raw honey and unique flavor combinations. They strive to combine the wisdom of ancient traditions with as many locally sourced foods as possible.

The Blind Pig LLC/Aux Bar

The Blind Pig Supper Club started in 2011 after comprising a team of talented, young and local chefs together in the Asheville area. They are a social event and experience of the arts that brings the wonderful and unique communities together. They are professional chefs and cooks as well as a host of artists, musicians, farmers, servers, bartenders. Their events are for those having a fondness for good food and a bit of adventure. Each dinner is a conceptual unduplicated experience that supports a local area non-profit.

WNCRepairs, LLC

Look to WNC Repairs for maintenance on Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. The sole high-end appliance servicer for 20 Western North Carolina counties, WNC Repairs strives to complete your job on the first visit. They do it right the first time.

Zen Skincare and Waxing Studio

Zen Skincare specializes in full body waxing services, custom skincare treatments per skin type including anti-aging facials, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Zen’s attention to detail and professionalism consistently surpasses their guests expectations.

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