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Bellamore has created a quiet space for you to work. The shared workspace is a functional 1,000-square-foot room designed for productivity.

YoPro Know

Based in Greenville (SC) with a national community, The YoPro Know promotes your success in the workplace by being a bridge between ambitious young professionals and the progressive businesses who want to recruit, engage, and retain them.

Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council

CVMSDC connects MBEs and corporations to drive economic growth. We accomplish this work through four pillars of work: Certification, Development, Connection, and Advocacy.

SC Minority Business Accelerator

The Minority Business Accelerator supports and scales high-potential minority-owned firms by providing targeted training, access to business coaches, and access to large corporations.

Power Up Spartanburg

Power Up Spartanburg, led by OneSpartanburg, Inc. and funded by Spartanburg County, is a movement to transform Spartanburg County into the #1 place in the U.S. to start, run, and grow a small or minority business.

Greenville Chamber Young Professionals

Join Greenville Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals to develop leadership skills, network, and give back.

Greenville Technical College Career Center

Hunting for the perfect candidate? Check out Greenville Technical College's Career Services—post jobs, attend fairs, and connect with top-notch students and alumni.

Furman University Career Services

Find your next superstar employee with Furman University's Recruit Paladins program.

Clemson University Career Services

Clemson's career center offers you resources to recruit top students and graduates.

Bob Jones University Career Services

Bob Jones University Career Services connects you with BJU students and alumni seeking career opportunities, offering job postings, fairs, and engagement.

Southern Wesleyan University Career Services

Employers, Southern Wesleyan University Career Services connects you to bright candidates with online job boards and events.

Sharpen Founder

The Sharpen Founder helps entrepreneurs improve their mental health.

Small Business Caregiving Guide - AARP Family Caregiving

A super helpful guide for small business owners to manage caregiving responsibilities while running their businesses.

Incumbent Worker Training Program

Develop current staff by applying for Incumbent Worker Training Program to train your employees on new tech/roles.

Tech After Five

Legit monthly tech networking event connecting IT professionals, fostering community and meaningful connections.

South Carolina Business Development (SourceSC)

Connect with top buyers, expand your network, and boost your business with the SourceSC supplier platform.

Green Certification - SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce's Go Green initiative promotes sustainability and eco-friendly practices.

Apprenticeship Carolina

Apprenticeship Carolina offers apprenticeships in various industries, including IT and healthcare, and connects employers with training providers.


ReadySC is a resource that helps fill talent pipelines for manufacturing industries and beyond.

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce

Your advocate for small businesses, providing resources and lobbying for policy change.

South Carolina's Business One Stop

An official business one-stop shop for registering and managing businesses.

South Carolina Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification

Certifies minority-owned businesses for state contracting and provides resources for growth and development.

Together SC

A (fun) nonprofit membership organization providing resources, training, and advocacy for the nonprofit sector.

The Founder Institute

A global pre-seed accelerator empowering bold entrepreneurs to launch successful technology companies.

The Platform at Greer

The Platform at Greer is a program located in the heart of Greer, SC designed to promote a culture of entrepreneurship and help local business owners thrive.


Crunchbase is a platform for finding business information about public and private companies.

Azalea Capital

Azalea Capital provides capital and industry expertise to extend the legacy of your company.

Venture Carolina

Venture Carolina supports the development of early-stage growth companies throughout the southeast.

SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce seeks to help all Hispanic-owned businesses in our state grow and thrive through education, advocacy and networking opportunities. The organization also assists in securing microloans.


Synergy is a do-it-yourself workshop for innovators, product developers, and people who like to build things.

Greenwood Genetic Center

Greenwood Genetic Center is a nonprofit organization focused on empowering businesses in the field of medical genetics.

Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College offers a Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship Certificate gives students the knowledge and skills to build a successful business.

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at USC Upstate

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at USC Upstate is an institution that grooms and develops student’s interest in entrepreneurship.

Lander University

Lander University’s Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship program that offers a holistic curriculum for students to create and maximize business opportunities.

Greenville Technical College Center for Manufacturing Innovation

The Center for Manufacturing Innovation is a workspace that provides tools to students and innovators in the manufacturing industry.

Clemson MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Clemson MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation emphasizes real-life problems and solutions to prepare entrepreneurs to start or grow businesses of all stripes.

Upstate LGBT+ Chamber

The LGBT+ Chamber is an organization in Upstate South Carolina that wants to create an ecosystem for empowerment of LGBT+ professionals and entrepreneurs in the region.

Nectar Community

Nectar is a wellness-oriented co-work facility built to give women a place where they can work and collaborate efficiently.

Eleos Co-Op

Eleos Co-Op is a faith based non governmental organization that seeks to equip and empower the residents of the Greenville region with necessary skills and knowledge.


Chapel offers workspaces for individuals, organizations and food-based businesses, as well as social space open to anyone.


Comradery cowork space offers physical and virtual access to, "a very cool environment where we work and play, from productivity to partying."


OpenWorks is a member-run coworking space downtown.


Endeavor provides upscale cowork space to a mix of individual, small business, and corporate members.

Venture X Greenville

Venture X cowork space that provides coworking facilities near Downtown Greenville.

Atlas Local

Atlas Local is a fancy modern workstation located in the Greenville region.

SCORE Piedmont

SCORE is a nonprofit organization of staff and volunteers who provide a host of services to entrepreneurs.

South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

South Carolina Small Business Development Center offers private consulting for small businesses.

SC Automotive Council

SC Manufacturers Alliance/Automotive Council is an organization that consists of players in the aviation industry in the South Carolina region.

South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center

South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center (SCTAC) is a meeting point for people who are passionate about aviation and related fields.

Greenville Local Development Corporation

Greenville Local Development Corporations promotes economic development in the Greenville area by empowering local businesses.


SCBIO is an advocacy organization for life sciences.

Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College offers a Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship Certificate.


Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research helps innovators develop their ideas in the automotive industry.

SC Codes

SC Codes is a no-cost, mentor-led learning community for coding education.

Ten at the Top

TATT's entrepreneurial ecosystem initiative highlights resources in the 10 countries of Upstate SC.


VisitGreenvilleSC promotes tourism and related companies in the city of Greenville.

Greenville Area Development Corporation

GADC promotes economic development in five target industries.

SC Department of Commerce - Office of Innovations, Marketing, Project Managers

SC Department of Commerce - Office of Innovations, Marketing and Product Manager is a governmental agency that was created to provide numerous business opportunities and resources to people in South Carolina.

Upstate SC Alliance

Upstate SC Alliance supports and promotes companies in the Upstate, and works to recruit newcomers.

Greenville Chamber

The Greenville Chamber advocates for economic growth in the Upstate and provides several resources and programs for entrepreneurs.

Cultivation Capital

Cultivation Capital is an investment firm that specializes in raising capital for early stage companies

Village Launch

Village Launch is a community of entrepreneurs developed by Mill Village ministries. The team takes pride in being a smart way for entrepreneurs to start their businesses.


CommunityWorks is an non-profit initiative developed to support underserved communities and families in the Greenville region. They want entrepreneurs to gain opportunities to assets, loans and savings.


VentureSouth is an investment company that pools the funds of angel investors together to provide capital for companies.


NEXT is an initiative that was built to support the entrepreneurs in the Greenville area specifically.

Furman University

Furman University is a learning institution in Greenville SC. They offer a wide range of courses including computer sciences, business and accounting and economics.

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