What we're about

It’s our job to put on great events, make introductions to investors or mentors, and provide coaching and a dash of inspiration. Your job is to dare to be different and dream bigger. Are you up for the challenge?


Siliconhollar.org is an information source dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and connecting the innovators of the High Country. Working closely with the team at Startup High Country, we hold events like the monthly Startup Social and hackathons, and we make entrepreneur education and coaching available on a regular basis. We're the support mechanism for anything high tech around Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina.


Our network of entrepreneurs help area businesses start up, ramp up and thrive. We keep the focus on high growth businesses such as: software, hardware, networking, audio/video, digital design and sustainable technologies, micro manufacturing and digital marketing. 


We encourage the young, and the old, to dream bigger. With the advent of the cloud, the proliferation of mobile and access to gigabit broadband, there has never been a more exciting time to start, or work, for a high tech company. Let’s build more together in the High Country.


“I hear this over and over again: ‘Oh, the only place to start a company is in Silicon Valley,’ or something like that. It’s all BS. I mean you can have a sustainable startup community in virtually any city in the US, and one of the great things about the culture throughout most of the US is that failure is okay, especially within startup communities, so people who want to play for a long period of time and really want to build something meaningful will have their ups and downs, but as long as there’s this notion of inclusiveness it becomes very powerful.”
— Brad Feld, Venture Capitalist and Foundry Group Co-Founder