From Here You Can Change the World – and We Can Help You Do It

If you’re new here, you probably have big dreams.

If you’re new here, you probably want to turn your ideas into action.

If you’re new here, you probably want to know how we can help you.

It’s simple.

HERE in Greenville, we want to make it easier for you to change the world.

#YouCanGreenvilleSC is a dynamic initiative to encourage entrepreneurs, executives, and founders to dream up, start, and scale their businesses in the city and surrounding area. Greenville is a collaborative, supportive, and pro-business community with a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem. Here, successful founders give back by mentoring and lifting up entrepreneurs following in their footsteps.

“We collaborate, we cooperate, we support. Our city understands the mindset of the entrepreneur. We know they don’t just want to make money. They want to make a difference,” said Greenville City Manager John McDonough.

Don’t know where to get started? You’ve come to the right place. From Here, you can find info on funding resources, incubators and accelerators, coaching and mentorship opportunities, networking events, start-up and growth resources, economic development organizations, and co-working spaces. There are more than 135 entrepreneurial resources in our area that can help guide you and connect you to likeminded innovators. Our website is the perfect launchpad for entrepreneurs and founders looking to capitalize on all that Greenville and its partners have to offer.

“We have an unsurpassed spirit of collaboration that allows others to make a difference, create tangible impact and leave their mark. The entrepreneurs are the stars of the show; we’re just here to bring all our resources to bear to help them live up to their fullest potential,” said Merle Johnson, City of Greenville Director of Economic and Community Development.

Since our launch, the #youcangreenvillesc team has kept you informed about new startups, updated you on established ventures, and shared headlines that impact our city’s economic development. We have introduced you to Greenville’s most dynamic doers – some who are well established and some whose new ventures are making big waves in their industries. We have shared our view from events and programs aimed at nurturing and growing founders, and we have started a Job Board featuring some major innovators in our area. Most recently, we gave you a behind the scenes look at the first ever #StartupGVL Week celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation.

We are immersed in the entrepreneurial ecosystem here in Greenville, and our goal is to help you find what you need to take the ball and run with it.

We can't wait to watch you CHANGE THE WORLD FROM HERE.