Belief in the Underdogs

We believe in underdog Entrepreneurs in the Appalachian Highlands and helping them on their startup journey

Entrepreneurs Start Here


The FoundersForge is an Entrepreneur led organization that’s built to help you start, grow, and succeed

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It’s All About Community

The best source of honest feedback on your ideas, venture, or existing business comes from other Entrepreneurs like you. That is why we are working to build a strong, healthy community to help you succeed.

But the community needs you.
Just getting started? Perfect!

High-Impact Events

Each event that we host is designed to provide maximum value to you and your startup.

With the Forge, you can validate your ideas, learn to pitch, and prepare to launch your new venture to success.

Ready to scale? Our network is here for you.

Startup Spotlight

“At the time I started ActionVFX, I was not well-connected to the local startup community. I recognized the need to have a better-connected community, particularly for tech companies.

This is a great area to start a business, and FoundersForge will only make it better.”

- Rodolphe Piere-Louis