On Friday, Sept. 6, from 6-9 p.m., Asheville Investment Club (AIC) will host Big Scary Fish Tank, a fundraiser for local nonprofit, OnTrack WNC, as the capstone event of Asheville Entrepreneurship Week.
The soirée will be held at the historic Asheville Masonic Temple where its century-old theatre will serve as backdrop for the main attraction: a live pitch event wherein four local companies compete for $500,000 from local investors.
The judge’s panel, made up of three core members from AIC and one guest from the community, will champion, challenge, and critique the contestants before proposing a deal. Audience members will also have an opportunity to vote for their favorite pitch, with the winner receiving a $5,000 investment.
Preceding the event will be an additional networking, cocktail, and hors d’ouervs hour. Noble Cider’s newest venture, The Greenhouse, will provide a premier selection of locally brewed craft beer, interesting wines, superb cider, and two specialty themed cocktails.
67 Biltmore, known for elevated catered options, will be supplying the canapés. Through the hallway and into the theatre, guests will have an opportunity to step into an alternate world with an immersive virtual reality experience brought to you by Better Than Unicorns.
All proceeds will benefit local nonprofit, OnTrack WNC, a nonprofit that educates, counsels and support people in reaching their money and housing goals so they can overcome crises, afford basic needs, improve money management skills and make sound financial choices.
Tickets are now on sale for Big Scary Fish Tank. The evening will be an ideal networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, community leaders, and all-around movers and shakers of Asheville. Expected attendees include founders, CEOs, investors, politicians, bloggers, media, and members of the local community.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bigscaryfishtank.com. Follow Big Scary Fish Tank on Instagram at @bigscaryfishtank.