is a window into high tech and entrepreneurship activity in the Boone and Blowing Rock areas. 


The high country of North Carolina is one of the most beautiful parts of our state and offers some of the best recreational opportunities in the southeast.  And that's why we live here - to experience the beauty and majesty of the outdoors and to live in this place we like to call home.

To date, Watauga County lacks a significant presence of high growth technology companies. We don't want to create another "Silicon Valley" in the high country, but we do want to spark innovative thought, provide some inspiration and serve as an information and networking resource for the entrepreneurs driving innovation in our region. 


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We use slack to communicate with the group. It's a free app and it's open to anyone who wants to stay in touch with and learn from our large network of entrepreneurs, ASU students and tech enthusiasts. 


Startup Space

The Startup Space is a place for local tech news, thought leadership and interviews with local leaders involved in high-tech, entrepreneurship and education.

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