NEXT Events

Events and regular programming is how we bring people together to connect, collaborate, and move our ecosystem forward. Our two annual events, Launchpad and Venture Summit, serve as community-wide lightning rods for activity surrounding innovation and entrepreneurship.

For a list of our upcoming monthly events and workshops for startups, visit our Startups page.

StartupGVL Launchpad

New businesses, whether a side hustle or venture-backed, need advice and encouragement to grow and flourish. NEXT Launchpad is an event designed to showcase, celebrate and help launch Greenville’s up-and-coming early-stage businesses.

NEXT Launchpad will return for its second iteration in April 2023. We’re calling all growing businesses, service providers, and community members to join us for this celebration of innovation.

Venture Summit

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Upstate for the 8th annual NEXT Venture Summit in September 2023.

This event has been assisting startups in the Carolinas with connections for their capital needs since 2016, with educational content from top speakers and the opportunity for high-impact, high-growth ventures to showcase their innovations to more than 20 top investors representing over $1 Billion in capital.