The Spark Tank Mission is to enhance the support that business service providers in WNC give entrepreneurs and, through collaboration, develop partnerships that support those who seek tools, resources, and capital

Spark Tank is a collaborative group of service providers in Western North Carolina who aim to advance a cohesive, inclusive, and efficient means of fostering entrepreneurship. This is accomplished by supporting and encouraging collaboration among those agencies who have the overarching goal of providing business development services to small businesses. Spark Tank acts as a central reserve of information exchange for business development service providers. The diversity that exists within the Spark Tank membership gives it the ability to provide clients with valuable information on a variety of issues. This information is shared with clients through interactive programs such as Catapult.


Catapult is a form of interactive programming utilized by Spark Tank members and clients to provide comprehensive group counseling in a one stop shop format. Catapult is the front door for any entrepreneur or business owner who wants to connect with Spark Tank members. Entrepreneurs and business owners are able to present their business models and receive feedback from a number of different service providers who may have specific knowledge or expertise in their area of concern.

Find out more about Catapult

Spark Tanks's Partners

Western Women's Business Center

The mission of the WWBC is to provide capital, high quality technical assistance, and programs that reduce barriers and serve as a catalyst to the success of women entrepreneurs in Western North Carolina.

Carolina Small Business Devlopment Center

 The mission of CSBDF is to foster economic development in undeserved communities by providing capital, business services, and policy research to support small businesses.

SCORE Asheville

Asheville SCORE is one of over 300 chapters of a national all-volunteer nonprofit association that provides non-cost confidential advice and mentoring to startups and existing small business owners throughout the Asheville area with branch offices in Boone (High Country) and Waynesville (Haywood County). 

For further information regarding Spark Tank or Catapult

please contact:

Duane Adams at (828) 398-7951

Sandra Dennison at (828) 251-6026 ext 24 

or fill out the form below! 


7 Killian Building Lane
315C Forsyth Building
Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723

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