ASHEVILLE – Six startups from Asheville are launching a collective roadshow next week to make investor pitches across much of the state next week.

The trip, organized by Venture Asheville Director Jeffrey Kaplan, plans stops in Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Durham and Cary.

The six are all raising rounds totaling around $3.5 million.

Each event will feature an eight-minute pitches by founders and five minutes of Q&A. The presentations will be followed by networking time.

Presenting companies:

  • Brightfield Transportation Services – Delivering commercial Solar Driven® charging solutions for the rapidly expanding electric vehicle marketplace.
  • Char Grow -Probiotics for plants, enabling growers to cut costs, improve yields and move away from harmful chemicals.
  • Burban – Cheap food, drinks, and entertainment, conveniently laid out on a map.
  • Elite HRV – Removing the guesswork from health and fitness by making advanced biomarkers easy and accessible.
  • Adoratherapy – Manufacturer of innovative aromatherapy products
  • Ginger’s Revenge – A craft brewery in North Asheville focused on the production on alcoholic ginger beer.

For event information, contact Kaplan  (

Also see details at WRAL TechWire’s event calendar: