The first cohort, focused on tech companies in Greenville, includes 11 high-growth startups
NEXT kicked off its first-ever accelerator program on Monday, March 6th. This new program introduces a curated 10-week curriculum, taught with the expertise of local former founders and business leaders. The first cohort, comprised of high-growth tech companies, will work with program leaders to build a growth plan to take their startup to the next level. This accelerator aims to grow and scale some of the region’s high-potential startups by providing dedicated resources to their specific challenges and needs.
“We saw a gap in the ecosystem and decided to develop this program to coach and lead in the specific areas where we know founders need the most help,” says Scott Millwood, cofounder of an early-stage seed fund in Greenville and a two-time startup founder himself.
This program leads to a presentation in late May and the content is focused on leadership development, team building, business planning and funding.
The 11 companies participating are:
- Bottle Titan
- Custom Donations
- North 7th
- Ruffian Software
- Safe Helipad
- Vicinity Capital
- WAVS Custom
“Today, we’re taking a huge step forward for the future of innovation in Greenville, South Carolina to bridge a gap for founders,” says Molly Inclán, NEXT Program Manager. “We can’t wait to see where these companies end up in a few years. We’re gonna look back at this and know it was the beginning of something huge.”
Cohort members and their journeys will be featured across NEXT’s social media during their time in the program. To learn more about these companies, visit https://www.instagram.com/nextupstatesc/.
NEXT is a non-profit entrepreneurial support organization that attracts and helps grow high-impact, knowledge-based companies by developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Greenville, SC and connecting entrepreneurs to it. Our mission is to identify, engage and provide support for high-growth entrepreneurs and their teams as they build scaling, investor-ready companies through programming, connections and support whether just starting out or well on their way.
For more information, visit www.nextsc.org