SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. – Sync Space Entrepreneur Center recently announced their accepted applicants for two accelerator programs that help startup companies grow their business in Northeast Tennessee.
The application was open to companies both locally and outside the region that have a product, technology or service that can be successful in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Of the applications to the SIGNATURE and CONNECT programs, 15 entrepreneurs have been accepted, representing a diverse group of startups in areas of medical device, healthcare technologies, advanced manufacturing, virtual media technologies, and other industries.
“With more than two dozen applicants across six states, we are excited that our region can be seen as a destination for growing companies and new technologies,” said Heath Guinn, President, Sync Space Entrepreneur Center. “Our desire is that through these programs we create a culture of innovation as we seek to recruit and retain talented people in our region.”
The Sync Space SIGNATURE program focuses on high-growth companies that have both an immediate opportunity to thrive in our region and in which our regional expertise aligns with their future growth planning in healthcare, advanced manufacturing and hiring local, high-tech employees.
The companies accepted into the SIGNATURE program include:
Hope To Walk, a Bristol based non-profit prosthetics company that currently delivers prosthetics to more than 13 countries around the world and is looking to Sync Space and the region to scale manufacturing and build training programs to meet the international demand for their products.
Incredimed, a Johnson City healthcare startup who’s software application securely delivers the physician prescribed care plan to a patient during rehabilitation.
Qaudian, a Knoxville-based company who’s artificial intelligence technology improves the speed and accuracy of heart disease diagnosis.
VenoStent, a Nashville based startup working in cardiovascular medical devices that utilize bioresorbable smart polymers to transform vascular surgery.
The Sync Space CONNECT program is available primarily for local companies where Sync Space and partners can provide programming support and implement a direct to customer opportunity for their business. The companies that were invited to this program have demonstrated a potential for successful growth. Companies region-wide were selected and include: Concession Technologies, DeskRig, Dyslexia Tutors, HD Clean LLC, FireStarter, Optimal Concept Solutions, Unboxed Reality, Untapped Collective, Vayska, Wine Nook, and ZenHammer.
“The partnerships and programs that Sync Space established in our region showcase Northeast Tennessee as a place that believes in entrepreneurs while our resources, workforce and existing business community create a desirable location for promising companies as they seek a place where they can grow their businesses and create jobs.” says Richard Venable, Mayor of Sullivan County.”
Regional partners of Sync Space Entrepreneur enter, including ETSU, Northeast State, TSG Innovation Group, Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing and many others will be highlighted throughout the program. To learn more about the programs, accepted companies and upcoming opportunities, visit SyncSpace.org.
Sync Space Entrepreneur Center is a regional entrepreneur center with 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 is also the Launch Tennessee partner for Northeast Tennessee and financially supported by Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City and Sullivan County.