Founder Profiles

Business Incubation Program Founders

Resident clients of the Business Incubation program at the Business Acceleration Site in Enka (BASE) are approved companies that receive incubation services and also rent office, lab or warehouse space.  Current program founders are listed below.  

Business Incubation Program Graduates

Business Incubation program participants who have successfully incubated a business and continue to grow include: 

Advanced Composting Technologies, LLC

Advanced Composting Technologies constructs proprietary forced air composting facilities that will save you time and money. Our state of the art composting method fills a vital need by solving a growing problem for any businesses that handles biological waste across the country.


AquaSolix Corporation develops and sells advanced "cleantech" water disinfection and remediation systems for homes and businesses. Our proprietary ultraviolet (UV) light technology, backed by award-winning product development expertise, overcomes the environmental and safety hazards associated with conventional chlorine, ozone and mercury-based UV disinfection, while offering dramatic energy savings in the process.

CFO Consultants, LLC

Is your company sailing at peak performance or are you expecting rough seas? CFO Consultants, LLC provides the information and analysis your business needs, without hiring a full time chief financial officer. We work on a part time, temporary, or interim basis to help your company reduce uncertainty, find answers, and get control.

Conservation Pros

Conservation Pros applies smart, balanced and affordable solutions to problems with comfort, safety, durability and energy efficiency in homes and commercial buildings.

Carl Donovan HHP, GPA, ASHRAE, BA, RW
Conservation Pros
(828) 281-7466

Dog Tag Art

Custom Dog Tags just got a lot more fun and stylish thanks to internet startup Dog Tag Art. The company permanently prints 'community-sourced' artwork on durable pet tags with 100's to choose from on their website. "We are working to provide essential pet identification tags in a fun way. Our artists are the creative engine that makes this possible", says founder Jack Carrier. Site visitors can choose their favorite design, upload photos, or even submit a new design and earn royalties.

Visit Dog Tag Art to see the growing selection of fun dog tags for dogs.

Dynamic Image Marketing Systems, Inc.

Your promotional products resource. We can promote your company!

EPD Embedded Processor Designs, Inc.

EPD develops and manufactures custom and off-the-shelf wireless products for specialized commercial applications. The industries we serve include: the hospitality, retail, gaming and SMR industries. Our expertise includes embedded programming and design with micro controllers, microprocessors, and digital signal processors. We are designing tomorrow's technology today.

Golden Needle Acupuncture, Herbal & Medical Supply

ACUPUNCTURE, HERBAL & MEDICAL SUPPLY. We stock over 7,000 Chinese Herbs, Formulas and Alternative Medical Physician Supplies making us truly "Your One Stop Resource for Products & Information."

Horizon Wealth Management

As an independent fee-only firm, we can provide completely objective services and advice to our clients. We have no incentive to recommend one investment over another and can instead recommend the best investment for you. We strive to treat every individual with respect, fairness, and integrity. Because of our high standards, we are confident our knowledge, skills, and superior quality services will become evident over time.

Our services range from one-time consultations to review a client’s financial situation to detailed financial planning and investment management. Whatever the scope of the relationship, we seek to provide trustworthy, professional counsel tailored to fit each individual’s unique circumstances.

Digital Chalk

Digital Chalk online training software. Easily create and deliver online training.

Kelly-Nehemiah logoKelly-Nehemiah Cosmetics

Premium eco-holistic personal care to nourish, protect, and help heal your sensitive skin, Kelly-Nehemiah's natural formulas contain no petrochemicals, and no synthetic fragrances or preservatives. Ancient wisdom... modern methodology.

Our mission... To provide our customers with natural, quality skin care alternatives that don't harm the earth, animals, or us (see us on! 


Laser Biopsy, Inc.

Laser Biopsy, Inc. is developing a cost-effective, point-of-care, medical imaging system that will provide pathologists with instant two-dimensional (2D) virtual sections of tissue samples in a digital format, to enable real-time diagnosis of endoscopic, needle, and open biopsy specimens; either directly in the operating room or via secure networks: 21st century surgical pathology.

Laser Biopsy Inc. has a vision of improving the speed and quality of cancer diagnosis with reduced patient risk and reduced cost. Our goal is to provide real time feedback to pathologists and surgeons during surgical procedures, to improve the accuracy of targeted biopsies, improve tissue margin assessment following tumor resection and provide a superior approach for intraoperative consultations.

OrganoFuels, Inc.

OrganoFuels is researching and developing biogasoline, biodiesel and other products from algae. Algae can yield some 15,000 gallons of oil per acre, compared with the roughly 335 gallons of ethanol that can be derived from an acre of perennial grass or woody crops, according to the Department of Energy.

PathFinder World Video, LLC

PBH International, Inc.

PBH International, Inc. is a contract sales company - we earn new customers for companies that outsource part of their sales function.

Task Mania

Task Mania is an on demand administrative support service. We specialize in those “pull your hair out” admin projects that usually get forced to the bottom of the list. The range is from basic bookkeeping to website maintenance.

Wedding Bell Videos, Inc.
Stellar Media

Stellar Media provides a wide range of creative video and animation services to businesses, non-profits, and individuals. Commercials, promotional and training videos, video biographies, documentary work, virtual tours of homes - and so much more – for TV, DVD, and the web.

Diamond Worldwide Relocation

Diamond Worldwide Relocation is an international move management firm specializing in assisting families relocate their household goods, pet(s) and vehicle(s) worldwide. We are a licensed freight forwarder offering complete door-to-door service for individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations. With a network of pre-qualified service providers in over 100 countries, we match the best service providers to the needs and budget of our customers to assure a safe, timely and cost efficient relocation. Our multi-lingual Move Managers guide families through the entire process managing each phase of the move from packing through final delivery with precision. Other services available are home sale and purchase assistance, orientation trips, cross-cultural training, property management, rental assistance and storage. No matter where the origin or destination, we are truly a One-Stop solution for individuals, movers, corporations and non-profit organizations. For more info, visit our website or call (866) 917-1644. Happy to be member of: AMSA, HHGFAA, ERC. A certified Registered International Mover (RIM). FMC Lic#020773

Safe Home Filters

SafeHome Filters convert your home's air system into a powerful air purifier at a fraction of the cost of stand-alone air purifiers.

South-Eastern Medical Case Management


ZStaff is a comprehensive temporary labor and recruiting agency software for staffing management. It is affordable and easy to learn. Your staffing agency team will quickly discover how easy their jobs are with Zstaff Applicant Tracking Software.

Our team has over 17 years experience in the staffing business. The design of our staffing software was developed to support our own temporary staffing agency. Other agencies saw our package and so liked our software we started selling our package.

For more information, email or call 828.398.7950.

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