The “Aim High in the Appalachian Highlands” campaign announced the emergence of
Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia as the Nation’s Epicenter for Rural Entrepreneurship.
Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are seeing a boom of growth, relocation and capital investment from startup and emerging companies, both locally and around the nation. As they seek to call the Appalachian Highlands their home, we continue to provide opportunities for founders to immediately connect with local resources and begin engaging in our business community, and hiring our talented workforce.
“Our region is experiencing an influx of local startups and growing companies looking to establish their headquarters,” said Heath Guinn, President of Sync Space Entrepreneur Center. “We’re seeing an incredible increase of emerging companies seeking relocation and expansion from major metros. The Appalachian Highlands represents the exact combination of resources, expertise and quality of life that these companies desire as they continue their exponential growth.”
To accompany the Aim High campaign, Sync Space Entrepreneur Center, the Northeast Tennessee network partner of Launch Tennessee, has announced that its Rural Startup Accelerator program is accepting applications.
The accelerator will select teams ready for growth and will identify opportunities for their success within the Appalachian Highlands while connecting the teams to Sync Space’s network of partners throughout the region.
The Rural Startup Accelerator begins on Aug 15th, 2021, and is a milestone-based accelerator where participants will achieve substantial goals in their company with the help of a world-class team of advisors, mentors, and investors.
To apply, please visit https://www.syncspace.org/aimhigh.
Sync Space Entrepreneur Center is a 501(c)3 and the Launch Tennessee partner for northeast Tennessee. Sync Space programs range from early idea validation to established businesses ready for growth. They recruit, and host workshops and accelerator programs uniquely focused on support for local and recruited startups considering northeast Tennessee as a place to grow or expand their business. Sync Space programming aligns startups with key partners and industries that offer mentorship, opportunities for investment, and pilot program opportunities. For more information, visit www.syncspace.org.
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