December 13 – December 15

Accelerate your business progress and unlock Your Full Potential.

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator provides support for entrepreneurs to test the feasibility of their ideas, complete comprehensive business plans, clarify assets, develop resources, and build relationships as they progress forward.

We’re looking for volunteers & partners!

Inclusive Learning Lab

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator provides IDA Approved, high quality, yet practical, interactive workshops. These workshops, or learning labs, have valuable outcomes that help participants enhance or expand knowledge of vital business concepts.

Asset Building Lab

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator provides useful Technical Assistance and technology to help create and enhance assets in participants’ businesses. Participants obtain assistance around assets like one-page websites, graphics, headshots, podcasts, video, etc..

Resource Bar

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator provides a menu of helpful resources through our partnerships. Get on-the-spot assistance from Mountain BizWorks, AB Tech, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation, and more. Participants walk away with 1:1 coaching, workshop registration, and new contacts and connections.

Our Approach

The Entrepreneurial Accelerator is designed to support aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners as they catapult from concept to the commercial sphere. Our program emphasizes serving low to moderate-income earners, people of color, and women. The Entrepreneurial Accelerator addresses the challenges faced by businesses attempting to commercialize their skill sets, discoveries, or innovations make it almost impossible even for feasible business ideas to survive and grow.


The Entrepreneurial Accelerator is for individuals and groups at any level. Whether they are at start-up, scale, and even enhancing your pre-existing business, this accelerator allows individuals to tailor their journeys to fit their unique needs.


The course fee is $150; some scholarships are available. The entire payment is due before attending The Entrepreneur Accelerator.


If you live in the City of Asheville or rural WNC and have low-to-moderate income, you may qualify for a scholarship (valued at $120). Complete the online registration form, and each accelerated offering has a limited number of scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location, Date, Time

Location: Lenoir-Rhyne University, 36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Date: December 13 – December 15, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday and Saturday. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sunday.


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