Welcome to NEXT and the diverse ecosystem which we help support and grow. Our goal is to grow global headquarters and create wealth for the Greenville community. To do that, we seek out high-growth startups that meet the following criteria:

  • Own their intellectual property (Have a unique and patented product/idea)
  • Headquartered in the Upstate of South Carolina
  • Have a national and international market.

We have found that these types of ventures are generally looking to scale and exit. We have a dynamic community of entrepreneurs in varied fields and markets. It’s not all just tech, we have some consumer goods and life science companies too!


We have a really large network and we use it. Typically, when starting a company, founders are looking for connections and access to resources. Access to whom? Mentors, venture capitalists, developers, talent, experienced entrepreneurs and more. As a NEXT Member, you will have access to:

  • Connections: Monthly Founder Lunch meetings and CEO Concierge Service
  • Mentoring: Apply to join our MIT Venture Mentoring Service
  • Facilities: Lease space at one of our 3 NEXT Centers (Contingent on availability)
  • Capital: Attend investor events and include company news in our Investor update, sent to VC’s around the US.
  • Exposure & PR: Inclusion and submission to local and national press; including your company news in our e-Newsletter as well as listing your logo on our NEXT website!

We are currently revamping our membership process to make it smoother and better than ever before. During this time, please contact to connect with a NEXT Team Member for more information on how to join!