Startup Events

From Startup Bootcamps to Pitch Competitions

FoundersForge and the local Entrepreneurial Ecosystem have the events you need to thrive in your current or next Startup venture

Upcoming Events Around the Region

We Believe in Bringing People Together
When Startups, aspiring Entrepreneurs, and the local community get together… Great Things Happen!

Below, is list of high-impact events that are hosted by FoundersForge or curated by the local Startup Ecosystem.
We highly encourage you to explore what we have to offer and to travel to events across the region to get the support you need to thrive as a Startup in the Appalachian Highlands.

Is there an event you wish existed in our region? Let Us Know

The Pitch

TVA Credit Union Ballpark 111 Legion St., Johnson City, TN

Like Shark Tank, but Local!Head out to TVA Ballpark for FoundersForge's sixth annual Pitch Startup Competition and see some of the regions best innovative startups pitching their ideas to a […]

Founders Meetup 06/09

Action VFX 112 East Myrtle Avenue, 505, Johnson City, TN

Join us for our monthly Founders Meetup for pizza and an engaging topic geared towards startups and entrepreneurs!Founders Meetup is all about bringing Entrepreneurs, and those curious about Startups, together […]

Software Developer Meetup!

Spark Plaza 404 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN

TriDev is a monthly software development meetup with a wide range of topics in order to mix a wide range of people. Topics include code, IoT and maker projects, VR/AR, […]

Software Developer Meetup!

Spark Plaza 404 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN

TriDev is a monthly software development meetup with a wide range of topics in order to mix a wide range of people. Topics include code, IoT and maker projects, VR/AR, […]

Pitch Night! 6/30

Spark Plaza 404 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN

Do you have a new startup idea? Join us for a night of Pitch practice! Learn how to cover the details, tell a story, and create an action.We understand that […]

Software Developer Meetup!

Spark Plaza 404 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN

TriDev is a monthly software development meetup with a wide range of topics in order to mix a wide range of people. Topics include code, IoT and maker projects, VR/AR, […]

Software Developer Meetup!

Spark Plaza 404 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN

TriDev is a monthly software development meetup with a wide range of topics in order to mix a wide range of people. Topics include code, IoT and maker projects, VR/AR, […]

Founders Meetup 07/14

Action VFX 112 East Myrtle Avenue, 505, Johnson City, TN

Join us for our monthly Founders Meetup for pizza and an engaging topic geared towards startups and entrepreneurs!Founders Meetup is all about bringing Entrepreneurs, and those curious about Startups, together […]

Pitch Night! 7/28

Spark Plaza 404 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN

Do you have a new startup idea? Join us for a night of Pitch practice! Learn how to cover the details, tell a story, and create an action.We understand that […]

Software Developer Meetup!

Spark Plaza 404 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN

TriDev is a monthly software development meetup with a wide range of topics in order to mix a wide range of people. Topics include code, IoT and maker projects, VR/AR, […]

Software Developer Meetup!

Spark Plaza 404 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN

TriDev is a monthly software development meetup with a wide range of topics in order to mix a wide range of people. Topics include code, IoT and maker projects, VR/AR, […]

Founders Meetup 08/11

Action VFX 112 East Myrtle Avenue, 505, Johnson City, TN

Join us for our monthly Founders Meetup for pizza and an engaging topic geared towards startups and entrepreneurs!Founders Meetup is all about bringing Entrepreneurs, and those curious about Startups, together […]

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It begins with an idea. A simple spark. Then your life changes for ever. Our region's Entrepreneurs are working hard every day to change our community and the world around them. Now it's your turn.