Mountain BizWorks, Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina, and several strategic partners are excited to support the Waypoint Accelerator.
A Few Key Highlights:
- Based in Asheville and Western North Carolina, a region featuring world-class outdoor recreation amenities – first outdoor accelerator in the Eastern U.S.
- Embedded in a thriving and collaborative outdoor industry network, including many serving as program mentors and advisors
- 15-session intensive program conducted virtually, plus tailored mentorship opening at the 2020 Outdoor Economy Conference and concluding at the 2021 Get in Gear Fest
- Serving 8 outdoor startups per cohort from gear makers to experience providers and from concept to early sales
- Strong access-to-capital connections but you don’t have to give up any equity or take investment to participate – and there’s no cost for the first round
- Includes membership in the Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC