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.


Our services for startups include:

group mentoring
educational workshops
concierge support
vibrant network of connections
High Growth & High Impact

What makes a startup high-growth? Our focus is on founders with innovative ideas and investment-grade ventures. We support startups across all industries.

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Who We Support
NEXT helps high-growth startups in the Upstate of South Carolina through connections, programming, and support. These companies currently participate in our ongoing services.
You’ve got an idea. What comes next?

No matter what stage you’re in, we’re here to help.

NEXT hosts 2 annual events to help startups get supercharged for their next stage of growth. NEXT Launchpad pairs early-stage ventures with service providers who provide valuable support and expertise, while NEXT Venture Summit brings together capital and connections for investment-ready ventures in the Carolinas.

Resources Available to Startups
Learning Labs
Live interactive video sessions with expert instructors and other entrepreneurs.
Mentors provide unbiased, conflict-free, practical, and actionable advice on a long-term basis.
CEO Services
For when you need help getting your foot in the door- our specialty is providing startups with connections to individuals and resources.
Founders Forum
NEXT Founders Forum is an educational series for entrepreneurs taught by subject matter experts in key areas of focus for all startups. With topics ranging from operations to sales & marketing, fundraising and leadership, these lessons promise to equip founders for their future.