SCORE Piedmont is a team of over 40 volunteers here to help entrepreneurs start a new business or grow an existing one. Part of a national network of small business mentors providing resources and education that foster thriving communities.
South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) is a public, non-profit corporation that fuels South Carolina’s innovation economy. SCRA remains self-sustaining through contributions to the Industry Partnership Fund (IPF), income generated from tenants in our SC
The Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to being a positive force in providing leadership and advocacy to unite and improve the local business community. We support our local, regional, and national businesses and serve as the City’s official Welcome Center.
DIG SOUTH is the South’s Tech Hub. We focus on emerging technology, business growth, digital marketing and culture, publishing the best of what’s happening across the region. DIG SOUTH produces DIG SOUTH Tech Summit, DIG NATION Executive Events, South Pod, and supports the DIG NATION Member Community.
SCRA’s Entrepreneurial Program, SC Launch, provides startups with mentoring, access to a network of business experts and grants. Companies may be eligible for an investment from SC Launch, Inc. The program is open to qualified South Carolina companies in the Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Information Technology and Life Sciences sectors.
Cultivation Capital is a venture capital firm that manages a family of funds focused on early-stage investing. Most of our initial investments are during a startup’s Seed or Series A phase, and our initial checks range from $100k – $3.5M.
The Greenville Local Development Corporation can offer a variety of financial assistance to key development projects and growing companies. Ranging from business loans to grants, financial support is carefully considered and distributed on a case-by-case basis.
CommunityWorks is a non-profit financial organization committed to building a brighter future for underserved families and communities through financial education, lending, and investing. Resources include coaching, lending, and Women's Business Center.
Tech After Five we create meaningful connections through live, face to face networking events. Tech After Five is a series of after hours networking events for Tech Entrepreneurs, Startups and Professionals.
The Clemson MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MBAe) is designed to bring your ideas to fruition, whether you want to start your own company, innovate at your current job or address societal needs via the not-for-profit sector.
The Greenville Technical College Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) provides an engaging environment that gives students the tools needed to succeed in advanced manufacturing careers and employers the skilled workforce required for commercial success.
The world's largest pre seed accelerator. Since 2009, over 5,000 companies have used the Founder Institute to build global businesses, solve big problems, raise over $975M in funding, recruit a team, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.
The Local Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (LEAP) aims to support diversity in small business ownership across South Carolina by providing minority and women entrepreneurs with business plan development support, technical skills, and more.
Venture X provides high quality, flexible collaborative spaces to business professionals allowing our members to grow their companies and exceed their business goals. We provide a unique set of amenities and benefits that support business growth.
At COMRADERY you’ll discover a very cool environment with lots of great amenities. But more importantly, you’ll discover a community of creative types all dreaming big, collaborating, growing and just plain having fun. Plus, COMRADERY is home to
Synergy Mill is a 2500 square foot coworking makerspace located inside the NEXT Manufacturing building on Birnie Street in West Greenville. We have a shared workshop with woodworking tools, metalworking tools, electronics tools, welding equipment, 3d printers, and more.
Imagine Kitchen is your space to create. Our purpose and passion is to offer a professional, SCDHEC permitted and Department of Agriculture approved kitchen for rent where chefs, bakers, and maker entrepreneurs can launch and grow your business.
Society Hall is a facility specifically renovated to house purpose-driven companies whose main purpose is to impact society in a meaningful way. Up&Up is proud to be the anchor tenant of this remarkable new facility. The West End continues to thrive & grow.
Bellamore has created a smarter way for local, independent, start-up and remote businesses to operate day to day. Our space was built in 2020 and designed to create a professional space for you, your co-workers and clients to be productive.
The Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC) is dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Greenville County, SC. Since its founding by Greenville County Council in 2001, GADC efforts have resulted in the creation of over 31,000 new jobs.
From assisting with the location of new sites and buildings to offering grants for community development and infrastructure improvement, the South Carolina Department of Commerce is here to help grow new and existing businesses. SC Commerce promotes econo
Come discover what BMW, Michelin, Fuji, GE Power, and more than 2,000 other engineering and manufacturing companies already know. Upstate South Carolina is what a competitive advantage looks like. Home to more than 520 international companies,
HTI began as a professional technical staffing agency, and this remains at our core. HTI has been helping unite job seekers with employers throughout the Southeast, providing staffing services for professional-level positions as well as temporary placemen
Furman University is a private liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina. Founded in 1826 and named for the clergyman Richard Furman, Furman University is the oldest private institution of higher learning in South Carolina.
North Greenville University is private Baptist university in Tigerville, South Carolina. It is associated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Wofford College is a private liberal arts college in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was founded in 1854. The historic 175-acre campus is a national arboretum and one of the few four-year institutions in the southeastern
Since 1925, Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) has been committed to enhancing our community’s quality of life by transforming wastewater into renewable resources through responsible and innovative solutions. ReWa has nine water resource recovery facilities
A statewide, not-for-profit, public/private life sciences industry association and economic development organization formed to actively promote, build, support, expand, and convene South Carolina's life sciences industry.
The South Carolina Automotive Council is a Council of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) connecting South Carolina’s automotive industry. Driven by SCMA’s automotive members – from Original Equipment Makers to all levels of the supply chain
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