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July Startup Social Recap

Last Thursday, July 19th, 50+ local entrepreneurs, investors, small business owners, technology professionals, and community members gathered at Hatchet Coffee's new roasting facility on Den Mac Dr. in Boone for the monthly Silicon Hollar Startup Social. 

Three local breweries were in attendance and provided beer for the event including, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Booneshine Brewing Co., and Lost Province Brewing Co. Hatchet Coffee also provided a nice selection of hot coffee and nitro cold brews. 

Attendees were able to socialize and network among each other and then everyone came together to learn more about Startup High Country and our wonderful event sponsor, Mountain Bizworks. Several Mountain Bizworks representatives were in attendance including Matt Raker, Director of Community Investments & Impact. Matt shared information about business courses and investment opportunities through Mountain Bizworks. Their upcoming Foundations Course will be held in Boone August 6th – Sept 17th on Mondays from 1-4pm, with Madelyn Hjertmann facilitating. To learn more and register please visit, https://www.mountainbizworks.org/event/boone-foundations-mondays-august-6th-sept-17th-9am-to-12pm-with-madelyn-hjertmann/

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When the floor was open to discussion, several pitches were made by those in attendance including, PubCycle of Boone, High Country Radio, 180 Float Spa, Wilderness Yoga, ChurchLEARN, Appalachian Enterprise Center, boonies, Appstate Student Careers, and several others!

Jeffrey Scott, team member of Startup High Country, discussed Silicon Hollar's upcoming Velocity Labs, a 3 month startup accelerator for founders & partners of pre-revenue and/or early stage high growth companies focused on accelerated growth of $5-7M in three years. The course will begin on September 4, 2018 and run through November 16, 2018. For more information and to apply please visit, http://www.siliconhollar.org/velocity-labs/.

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As always, a big thank you to our sponsors, our host, and all of those that attended and contributed to the July Startup Social. We invite you to join us for our August Social at Booneshine Brewing Co.'s new facility on Industrial Dr. in Boone! Stay tuned for the date to be announced soon!

Check out these awesome images below courtesy of Gladco Media!

 

 

June Startup Social Recap and July Startup Social THIS THURSDAY

June 2018 Silicon Hollar Startup Social Recap

On Thursday, June 21st local business owners, entrepreneurs, technology professionals, investors, and community members gathered at The Greenhouse in downtown Boone for the monthly Startup Social. 

Lilly Steele from Artemis Independent shared information about their new TV series, boonies. "Artemis Independent is now in production on a short-form video series featuring unique business owners in Boone and throughout Watauga County, North Carolina. We love Boone & the High Country, and boonies is our way of introducing the online & TV world to this unique community and the warm-hearted entrepreneurs who have chosen to call these beautiful Appalachian Mountains home. Production begins September 2018. To expand the love, we're launching the social media "Insta Boonies" campaign, showcasing entrepreneurs in the area. If you're interested in being featured, visit boonies_series and DM us." -Lilly Steele

Beer was provided by Booneshine and Appalachian Mountain Brewery while coffee was provided by Hatchet. Several representatives from local businesses were in attendance including individuals from Valle Crucis Lavender House, Center 45, Hatchet Coffee, Booneshine, Vixster, and more!

July 2018 Silicon Hollar Startup Social

Thursday, July 19th from 5:30-7:30 PM at Hatchet Coffee's new Roasting Facility

Join us THIS THURSDAY for our monthly Startup Social! We will be hanging out at Hatchet's brand new roasting facility on Den Mac Dr. in Boone. Join us for networking, learn what folks in the area are working on and help us build the High Country's Startup Ecosystem!

Enjoy beer from Booneshine & Appalachian Mountain Brewery and of course coffee from Hatchet! Special thanks to Mountain Bizworks for sponsoring this month's event! 

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