Funding Your Future Recap

An Insightful Evening of Discussion and Networking

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE – Sync Space Entrepreneur Center, a leading organization dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, successfully hosted the “Funding Your Future” event on Tuesday, August 15th, from 5-7 pm at the iconic Bristol Motor Speedway. The event featured an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, informative discussions, and valuable networking opportunities for over 50 attendees.

The event brought together prominent figures in the entrepreneurial and funding landscape, including Monique Villa from the LaunchTN Capital Team, Ted Fields, the Executive Vice President of Powell Valley National Bank, Aundrea Salyer, the Director of KOSBE and Chief Business Development Officer for the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Aaron Sims, the CEO of Sims Venture Capital, Dave Clark, the Vice President of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development for the ETSU Research Corp., and Grady S. Vanderhoofven, the President and CEO of Three Roots Capital.

Attendees had the opportunity to delve into various funding methods and opportunities available in the state of Tennessee. The event provided a platform for direct interaction and one-on-one discussions to address specific questions and concerns related to funding for businesses.

“We are thrilled with the success of the ‘Funding Your Future’ event,” said Heath Guinn, President of Sync Space Entrepreneur Center. “It was a fantastic opportunity to educate business owners and entrepreneurs about the diverse funding options in Tennessee. We believe this event has set the stage for meaningful connections and partnerships.”

Sync Space Entrepreneur Center partnered with LaunchTN and received support from Bristol Motor Speedway for hosting the event at their remarkable facility.

Looking ahead, Sync Space Entrepreneur Center remains committed to helping businesses explore funding opportunities and take the necessary steps to secure their financial future. Attendees and interested parties are encouraged to reach out to Sync Space to schedule meetings and learn more about funding options for their ventures.

For more information about Sync Space Entrepreneur Center, or to learn more about funding and growing your business, please connect with our team here.


LaunchTN is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurship and economic development with the intention of making Tennessee the best state for startups in the country. The 5013c nonprofit is uniquely positioned to support collaboration among founders, investors, researchers, private sector institutions and government. We promote entrepreneurship, tech advancement and workforce development through capital access, commercialization, and connections.


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 and workshops to 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. To learn more about Sync Space Entrepreneur Center, visit:

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