Elevate Program

Elevate Program

Asheville, NC
Venture Asheville

Advice/Mentoring /

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The Concept

Anchored in mentorship, Elevate strengthens early stage companies and prepares them for early rounds of funding.

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Who's it for?

An early-stage company with at least 1 full-time founder, living or working in Asheville or Buncombe County trying to build a business that is headquartered here but looking to scale beyond the area.

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What problem does it solve?

Early-stage entrepreneurs are wrestling with figuring out product market fit - making sure that what they are bringing to the market reflects what their customer wants to buy. Also, how to understand your customer acquisition channels.

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How does it help?

Our Elevate program enables startup entrepreneurs to simultaneously navigate the practical, day-to-day challenges of building great companies and develop their skills as effective managers, leaders and CEOs.

Program Overview

Venture Asheville's entrepreneurship development program, Elevate, is designed to help high-growth, early-stage ventures scale more rapidly. It provides team mentorship modeled on the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, office hours with industry specialists (HR, patents, finance, etc.) and peer-to-peer advising delivered through Vistage International to teach startup founders how to lead companies as CEOs.

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