Ryan Shipley

Director of Special Projects

Ryan Shipley brings a decade of agency and entrepreneurial experience and leadership to the Sync Space team.

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Kingsport, TENNESSEE – Sync Space announces the hiring of Ryan Shipley as Director of Special Projects. The role will provide robust technology-focused programs for entrepreneurs and business owners, expanding digital production training, and innovation-in-education initiatives throughout the region.

“As I interact with technology hubs around the country, I am proud to say that I’m from Northeast Tennessee. It is important to me that the region continues to prosper, and that we provide access, for students and young professionals, into the industries of the future.” – states Ryan Shipley, Sync Space Director of Special Projects “Sync Space is poised to facilitate this growth, and be a helpful partner throughout the region and state.”

Shipley began his career at a production agency where he grew into the role of the VP of Business Development & Video Operations, and worked with technology, corrections, and education brands around the country. He also worked as Business Development Manager for a regional startup, building relationships to the major entertainment companies and their experience working with remote-based technology companies. Through his role with Sync Space, these relationships and experiences will be provided to the startup companies of Northeast Tennessee.  

“We’re excited for Ryan to join our team at Sync Space and create pathways for our region’s tech-enabled startups” says Heath Guinn, President of Sync Space, “Sync Space is positioned to work along regional leadership in providing access to new tech industries and the creator economy, and Ryan’s experience as an entrepreneur in these fields will be a great asset to the founders we serve.”

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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: https://syncspace.org