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NEXT was created to support local innovators, and their ventures, as they develop their ideas.
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Supporting startups from early-stage to growth-stage and beyond.
The startup community needs mentors who have been there, done that to help them in their journey.
Our partners help the startup ecosystem grow and flourish.
StartupGVL provides inspiration, connections and support.
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From the start, NEXT’s goal has been more than just the local connections but also to provide education and opportunities for growth. High-impact small companies are critical to true economic development. In creating a local ecosystem where these ventures will thrive, high-quality jobs and a rich economy will follow.
The NEXT Effect
High-impact startups help our community thrive. We’re honored to play a part in that success. Our Scorecard and Impact Reports outline the economic impact of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Greenville, SC.
Minority Led Companies Supported
Jobs Created in 2021
Capital Raised by Member Companies in 2021
Conference Attendees in 2021
What people are saying
I found customers at NEXT. I found business partnerships through NEXT. I found investors through NEXT. There’s so many things to connect with at NEXT that you don’t even envision when you start.
When we came to Greenville seven years ago as a startup, NEXT really put their arms around us. They took this company, still in its infancy, and gave us an almost unfair advantage by helping us overcome the obstacles that cause so many young businesses to struggle and fail.
When I moved to Greenville and started my company, NEXT was the perfect front door to making connections and meeting other entrepreneurs in Greenville. I'd recommend any founder getting involved with NEXT.