Sponsors and Community Contributors

Thank you to the following people, organizations and businesses for recognizing the power of ideas, for seeing the value that youth have to contribute, and for investing in local initiatives that support a positive future for the city of Asheville.


  • Mack, Grace and James Pearsall – Three restless idealists.
  • Paul & Cathy – Recent transplants to the Western Carolina Mountains who wish to show their support for programs designed for and by young people of this region.
  • CityMac’s Mission is to support Asheville through Apple sales training and service and to be available as a resource for this creative community

Community Contributers of Services and Resources


  • Twin Path Productions
  • Blip Studio
  • Jonathan Daggerhart
  • Carlos Maldonado Photography
  • Oliver Sholder Photography
  • G Social Media
  • Stone Digital Media
  • Squirrel and Acorn Press
  • Legal Trends Network
  • Sow True Seed

Local Food and Products

  • Harold and Shelley Schenker
  • Sunny Point Cafe
  • Diamond Brand Outdoors
  • Laurey’s Catering and Gourmet to Go
  • Roots Cafe and Catering
  • Skyrunner, Inc.
  • Doc Chey’s Noodle House
  • O.P. Taylors

Fiscal Sponsorship

  • The MAP: Media Arts Project

Individual Donors

  • Rose MacDowell
  • Katie and Greg Cumberford
  • Todd Lester
  • Danica Ciaramita

Community Connections and Meeting Space

  • Asheville City School Foundation – Listening to Our Teens Network
  • The Cathedral of All Souls
  • Dr. Bob Hanna, PhD
  • Firestorm Cafe and Books
  • Elumenati
  • Woven Essence

TED Community Sponsors

  • Mailchimp
  • catch.com
  • Pickup Sports
  • 37Signals
  • Livestream

TEDxNextGenerationAsheville would love to give you the opportunity to sponsor the Big Ideas of young people.