Join us for the inaugural Mountain Raise, hosting the ScaleUp WNC 2019 Graduates in a showcase and Live Offering event at Highland Brewing Company.

  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM Dinner & ScaleUp Showcase in the Main Hall with 2019 Graduates
  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM Live Offerings
  • 8:00 - 8:30 PM Networking & Last Call

For hundreds of years, very few symbols evoked the kind of community-wide optimism than that of a local barn raising. Serving as a testament to the value and tradition of growth, a raising would rally together all local men and women to collectively erect the frames of a new barn, often over a communal celebration. Transitioning from the hammer and nail to the digital age of today, the evolution of community building is watching a new symbol of barn raising emerge; Investment Crowd Funding.

Following in that vision, Mountain BizWorks, in partnership with NCIDEA and HatchAVL Foundation, are hosting the inaugural Mountain Raise: Live Offering Event on November 20th at Highland Brewing Company. By showcasing the 2019 recent graduates of ScaleUp WNC, in conjunction with the Invested Equity Crowdfunding Course, Mountain Raise will present an innovative take on pitch events where everyone in the room can become an Investor.

Attendees must be 21 years old. Dinner and 2 complimentary drink tickets are included in ticket. Seating is extremely limited. Learn more at

Companies Showcased:

  • Active Strategies
  • Archetype Brewing Company
  • Asheville Tea Company
  • Boomerang Communications
  • Climbmax Climbing
  • Core Self
  • Deal Farms
  • Dig Local
  • Foothills Local Meat
  • Global Language Systems
  • Gold Star Honeybees
  • Kudzu Brands
  • Little Sprout Carryout
  • Living Sabai
  • Luxury Therapeutics
  • One Click Fix
  • Peoples Golf
  • Qualla Java
  • Sanctuary Brewing Company
  • Shanti Elixirs
  • SimpleTix
  • SmallCakes Cupcakes & Creamery
  • Sora Surya No
  • Terrane
  • The Blind Pig
  • The Bright Angle
  • Urban3
  • WNC Repairs

Venue Details
Highland Brewing Company
12 Old Charlotte Hwy Suite 200, Asheville, North Carolina, 28803, United States
Mountain BizWorks is Western North Carolina's resource for small business success. We help entrepreneurs start, grow, and thrive through an innovative blend of lending and learning. When small businesses succeed, we all prosper.