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GVL Resource Directory

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Crunchbase

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.

SynergyMill

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

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

Comradery

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

OpenWorks

OpenWorks is a member-run coworking space downtown.

Endeavor

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

SCBIO is an advocacy organization for life sciences.

Greenville Technical College

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

CU-ICAR

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

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

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

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

NEXT

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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