It begins with an idea, a simple spark. 
Then your life changes forever. Our region’s entrepreneurs are working hard every day to change our communities and the world

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



I believe Kingsport, and this whole region for that matter, is ideal for startups for many reasons; from lower costs, abundant resources, to talent. Despite any competition in your space, or lack-thereof, this region is adamant about seeing businesses succeed and will help you see that happen.

– Chase Vaneski, Unboxed Reality



Startups in the Appalachian Highlands

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Our Region’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

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