Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. THRU HIKE: THE APPALCHIAN TRAIL […]
Western North Carolina’s (and the nation’s) mobile food trend continues to roll along: Darren Stephens of Mills River believes he may have found a new market niche with mobile pizza kitchens. Nearly two years of research and development and about $60,000 pumped into the Asheville-area economy have yielded a compact, wood-fired oven that cranks out […]
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd.
Josh Winnecour is determined to start up Asheville’s first all-paleolithic, gluten-free restaurant-on-wheels, and he needs the help of health-conscious Ashevillans to make it happen.
Asheville filmmaker Carly Calhoun has released a series of short documentaries on the impact of coal ash, with an eye toward doing a feature-length documentary.
At midnight on July 9, Asheville-based photographer Ian MacLellan and musician Emma Scudder launched a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary they hope to create. Called “We Are Here”, the multimedia project will tell the stories of Southern Appalachian women and, in the process, “redefine the way that outsiders see and think about Appalachia.” (Photo from the project’s Kickstarter page)
Local bloggers Jim MacKenzie and Sarah Giavedoni from StuffMonstersLike.com want to buy the moon, build a moonbase and record a folk album on the lunar surface. All they need is your help and $578,000,000,000. (More or less.)
I like to be informed about my community, so I have appreciated being able to hop online at any time to check out mountainx.com, citizen-times.com and the Asheville FM News Hour and Little Shop of Attitude show [“To Air is Human,” April 4 Xpress]. Having said that, now I think its finally time to boycott […]
The local singer/songwriter hits the road, semi-permanently. But she’ll be back at the end of the month for a handful of shows.
The terrifically talented Americana act needs your help to make its sophomore album (and save the world, they promise). The band has almost reached its goal on kickstarter.
Aaron Woody Wood will be making his album, thanks to the power of community and social media tools.
Aaron Woody Wood’s kickstarter campaign has ten days left. With 98 backers and more than $5,000 pledged, will he make it? You can help.
Can social media help the masterful Woody Wood make a record? Three days in, the campaign’s already raised 20 percent of the goal.