About Us

The Biz Foundry is a nonprofit (501c3) entrepreneur development center and coworking space dedicated to strengthening the economic vitality of the Upper Cumberland region, one startup at a time. We are located in the Historic WestSide Cultural District of Cookeville, TN. 

In our partnership with LaunchTN, we provide:

A map of the Upper Cumberland counties which The Biz Foundry serves


to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Upper Cumberland Region.

The Biz Foundry serves the following counties:  Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Warren, White, Van Buren.

Our Mission 

To build economic and community vitality in the Upper Cumberland through entrepreneurship, worker independence, and cooperation.

From food trucks to tech startups we are on a mission to boost entrepreneurship. We believe new businesses add both economic and social value to our community. 

Grace's Lumpia Food Truck at The Biz Foundry Made Here Market in Cookeville
Business support at the Biz Foundry Cookeville TN


To provide the tools and connections you need to turn ideas into reality.

Mentoring, coaching, networking, education and support are the cornerstones of what we do. Learn more!

Our story

In 2013, The Biz Foundry began offering mentoring, coaching and workshops for small business owners.

Over the years, we’ve supported hundreds of aspiring business owners on their entrepreneurial journey. Because of our guidance and resources we’ve become known as “the front door” for entrepreneurs.  

The Biz Foundry has strong relationships with many entrepreneur oriented institutions and organizations in the region. We work closely with the following partners: White County Chamber, Cookeville Putnam County Chamber, TVA, Small Business Development Center, UCDD.