About Us

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

We believe that entrepreneurship, worker independence, and cooperation are intrinsic to economic and community vitality, so we work to foster that in the Upper Cumberland. In our partnership with LaunchTN, we provided: Coworking Spaces, Networking Events, Professional Workshops, Free Expert Consultations and more.

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Who We Are

The Biz Foundry is a community of entrepreneurs, remote workers, artists, and professionals living in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. We come from different backgrounds, but we’re all here for the same reason: passion. We’re eager to achieve our goals and to surround ourselves with a community of people eager to do the same.

Come work, collaborate, and hang out with us anytime of day (we might even be here at night). We can wait for you to join the community.

Our Mission

We know our members already give there all to their work, so why should they have to sacrifice just as much for a coworking space? As a non-profit, we keep our membership prices to the absolute minimum. If we could charge less, we would. we just haven’t figured out how yet (but we’re open to ideas!).

If you have an innovative idea or a desire to strike out on your own, we’re here to help you on your journey. So stop by one of our locations (Cookeville, Sparta, and McMinnville) and join us for a cup of coffee. We’ll show you around, introduce you to the team, and figure out how best to help you achieve your goals.

Meet the Team

Jess Lewis

Marketing Director & Program Coordinator

A Tennessee transplant from Chicagoland, Jess has dedicated her career to the growth of others through her work as a coach, project manager and business owner. As a lifelong entrepreneur, owning a gym and e-commerce store, she brings to The Biz Foundry the knowledge & experience of running lean, successful businesses. Jess has a Masters in Clinical Psychology and

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Jeff Brown

President

Tiffany Anton sitting in her office at The Biz Foundry
Tiffany Anton

Vice President

Jess Lewis

Marketing Director & Program Coordinator

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Ashley Michael

My Big Idea! program coordinator

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