Connect with an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Thrive ACCESS A PEER COMMUNITY, MENTORSHIP, CAPITAL, FACILITIES, & TALENT IN UPSTATE SC
Get Connected to the People and Resources You Need to

GROW YOUR STARTUP

The NEXT Effect

High impact startups help our community thrive. We’re honored to play a part in that success.

121
Companies Supported
238
New Jobs Created
28.6
Million in New Capital Raised
500+
Conference Attendees
33
Minority-Led Companies

RESOURCES

COMMUNITY TESTIMONIALS

The NEXT Ecosystem

While every business is unique, high-impact startups share five common needs: talent, networking, mentoring, capital, and facilities. These five resources are the pillars of the NEXT entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Community

Building rapport with and learning from other entrepreneurs is invaluable. Stay connected and engaged through our events.

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Capital

Pitch your business’s great idea to the largest group of venture capitalists, angel investors, and community leaders in South Carolina.

ABOUT VENTURE PITCH

Mentoring

Meet with seasoned professionals to learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship and get advice to help guide your business.

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Facilities

Need a place to grow? Our state-of-the-art facilities house collaborative workspaces perfect for you and your team.

EXPLORE OUR SPACE