ASHEVILLE,The Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council is launching a new mentoring program for entrepreneurs.

Called “BRECfast”, the program includes monthly meetings that are limited to the first 15 people who register.

The first event is set for Aug. 16 at the Corner Kitchen in Biltmore Village in Asheville at 9 AM.

Leading the session, which will focus on making the “right impression in the first eight seconds”, will be Marvin Slosman, an angel investor and former chief executive officer in Silicon Valley. He’s also a member of the Blue Ridge Angel Investor Network (BRAIN).

For more information, contact Jim Roberts, executive director of BREC, at