Who's it for?
High-impact, seed-stage nature-based businesses and entrepreneurs from the rural and urban hubs of central and southern Appalachia, with special consideration for women and POC.
What problem does it solve?
Finding the encouragement, resources, and accountability to organize and grow your business can be difficult.
How does it help?
Accelerating Appalachia helps your company expand its customer base, supply chains, and peer, mentor, and potential investor network.
Nature-based businesses and entrepreneurs in the following sectors are encouraged to apply: farming, food, forest products and non-timber forest products, fiber/textiles, botanicals/wellness, and other innovative triple bottom-line businesses with special consideration for innovators and entrepreneurs from marginalized populations.