Learn about Asheville’s new training ground for social entrepreneurs


Here’s the announcement about the new Mycelium School in Asheville, a new training ground for social entrepeneurs. The welcoming party is tonight, April 23, at Mojo Coworking in downtown Asheville:

Mycelium Welcoming Party

You’ve heard talk about The Mycelium School. You know it’s here in Asheville and you’re curious about what exactly it is and where it is in its development.

This welcoming party is for you. Please join us for a fun and engaging evening where you will also learn about:

– Mycelium’s vision & plans for action
– The school’s launch on September 9th
– The role we aim to play in the community
– How to get involved

Engage. Inquire. Experience.

We’ll have drinks and refreshments. Connect and get cozy from 6:00-6:30. The facilitated program begins at 6:30.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please RSVP as space is limited. Event here.

More about the Mycelium School:

A 9-month residential program in Asheville, NC for emerging leaders to develop the skills, connections and hands-on entrepreneurial experience needed to dream big and activate change.


Curtiss Martin April 24, 2013 - 12:06 pm

I attended this event last night and let me be the first to say that I am thrilled to have Mycelium here in Asheville. Ashely Cooper and Matthew Abrams are both incredibly gifted visionaries and their educational model is refreshingly dynamic and well-considered in its scale and scope.

No, they are not ‘accredited’, at least to my knowledge, but that is, in large part, because this is a pioneering model without close parallel or precedent. Please, if you are at all curious about Mycelium (as, I would argue, you should be) investigate their website further. For starters, you can roll through their list of visiting instructors (http://mycelium.is/visiting-instructors/) to gain an idea of the caliber of talent they’re drawing to our little mountain town.

I am of the opinion that we are incredibly lucky to have Mycelium here in Asheville, though it speaks to some of the better qualities of the area and its people that they consciously chose to locate here. It reads as an auspicious sign that Asheville has been doing some things right to distinguish itself as a place for disruptive economic/educational models to find their footing 😀

Curious April 23, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Is this educational institution accredited by any recognized agency?

Jason Sandford April 23, 2013 - 7:57 pm

no, not that i’m aware of

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