NEXT Events

Bringing people together- to learn, to connect, and to celebrate- is what drives action in our ecosystem forward.

NEXT Workshop Events
Workshops and regular programming is how we bring people together to connect, collaborate, and move our ecosystem forward. Think of these events like a bus stop: if you miss one, the next one will be just around the corner.

NEXT Community Events

Our two annual community events, Launchpad and Venture Summit, serve as lightning rods for the #StartupGVL ecosystem.

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.

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#StartupGVL Launchpad

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

The second-annual #StartupGVL Launchpad concluded in April 2023. Check out the highlights on our blog.

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