Good on Asheville for celebrating their entrepreneurs!
The Venture 15 awards the 15 fastest-growing Asheville-area startups as determined by compounded annual growth rates. This event recognizes the area’s outstanding entrepreneurs, and serves as an elite setting where they can share their talent and wisdom as well as offer inspiration to other fledgling companies to be part of this exclusive group.
In addition to honoring the 15 fastest growing ventures in the area, they will also award the Venture Asheville Honors to:
– Mentor of the Year
– Investor of the Year
– Entrepreneur of the Year
– Resource of the Year
– Shining Rock Award
Find applications, nominations and other details here.
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