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Spark Plaza Partners with FoundersForge on Entrepreneur Center in Johnson City

Spark Plaza, a coworking facility in downtown Johnson City, announced a partnership this week with FoundersForge, a nonprofit promoting the development of startups in the region. As of March 15, Spark Plaza will be officially housing FoundersForge out of its location...

Local App Developer Has Seen Regional Entrepreneurship Grow in Recent Years

It takes a certain amount of trial and error to be an entrepreneur. Just ask Edwin Williams. His latest app, ZenHammer, is a pivot from his previous product, Perserbid, which was designed to help homeowners and contractors to find each other and manage payments. “Long...

Connect Outdoors, USA Bassin Trail partner to host future tournaments

Connect Outdoors, USA Bassin Trail partner to host future tournaments Today, Connect Outdoors announced they will partner with USA Bassin Trail to host fishing tournaments throughout the year, including high school tournaments. USA Bassin Trail is an amateur bass...

Regional Startups Take Center Stage

A pocket office for subcontractors who are struggling to manage their business, one-on-one guidance for college students choosing their major and a developer of thermally driven heat pumps with an eye on bringing manufacturing jobs to the region. A plethora of local...

City of Johnson City, Sync Space, and FoundersForge Partnership Brings Startup Bootcamps and Other Support to Region

The city of Johnson City has formed a partnership with the Sync Space Entrepreneur Center and FoundersForge to bring new entrepreneurial programming to Johnson City. This partnership provides funding from Johnson City and matching funds from Sync Space to bring...

Entrepreneurial Program to Launch in Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The City of Johnson City, Sync Space Entrepreneur Center and FoundersForge teamed up to bring entrepreneurial programming to Johnson City. The nine-week Startup Bootcamp program kicks off on March 15, with the application process launching...

FoundersForge, Sync Space, city of Johnson City form Entrepreneurial Empowerment Partnership

The City of Johnson City has formed a partnership with Sync Space Entrepreneur Center and FoundersForge to bring entrepreneurial encouragement and empowerment programming to Johnson City. The new partnership provides funding from Johnson City and matching funds from...

Burgeoning local startup seen as guide for other fledgling companies

One of Andy Clark’s latest projects started when he learned a co-worker was using lavender oil to temporarily relieve pain caused by his shingles. “He would put some lavender oil on the tip of his finger and then hold it against the lesion, and when he did that it...

Nonprofit supporting local startups seeks funding from Johnson City

With entrepreneurs seeking a helping hand as novel coronavirus (COVID-19) decimates small businesses, a local nonprofit established to assist regional startups is raising funds from private and public sources, including the city of Johnson City. FoundersForge, which...

Rodolphe Pierre-Louis says “Johnson City kind of hooked me,” now growing ActionVFX there

“Johnson City kind of hooked me,” Rodolphe Pierre-Louis says of the community that he now calls home. The native of Haiti moved to the U.S. when he was 12 years old, lived in Knoxville for a few years, and spent his senior year in high school in Johnson City before...