ASHEVILLE – Asheville’s The Collider, a nonprofit incubator for weather and climate data startups, invites the North Carolina tech community to step inside the center and see the latest innovations members are launching.

At Collider Discovery Day, a free open house event held August 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., a group of member startups will present their products and services in a series of pitch-style presentations.

The presenters include climate risk management company Acclimatise, which is based in the U.K. but has its North American office at The Collider; Climate Interactive, a nonprofit that develops climate visualization apps and simulations; joint partnership FernLeaf Interactive and the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center at UNC Asheville; and The Climate Service, a startup that measures and monitors climate impact on businesses.

Collider CEO Josh Dorfman said, “Collider Discovery Day offers our greater startup and business community the opportunity to learn how entrepreneurs are currently harnessing the data to build climate tech companies that work on really important problems.”

The intent of Discovery Day is also to highlight Asheville’s unique role in the national climate data sector. It’s home to the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), the world’s largest archive of environmental data.

“We want to help attendees gain an understanding of this rapidly emerging field and hopefully become inspired to connect with these companies or start companies of their own,” Dorfman added.

Discovery Day is free and open to the public, though The Collider suggests a donation of $10 per person or $20 per family. Refreshments will be provided.

Interested attendees can read more and register here.