Creating Connections for Greenville’s Founders

NextGEN guides and supports high-growth, high-potential entrepreneurs and their businesses in Greenville and across the Upstate of South Carolina. Our primary goal is to help founders grow and support their businesses.

Next Venture Summit tickets are LIVE!

Don’t miss this chance to meet with investors, founders, and ecosystem supporters. This year we’re bringing back Investor Match day and including breakout sessions during the Summit for interactive learning focused on scaling your business.

  1. Pitch your business in front of investors from this region and beyond at Match Day (remember, you have to apply to get in).
  2. Learn from subject matter experts how to level up your business whether you are looking for risk capital or just want to scale.
  3. Connect with over 300 industry leaders, innovators, and other founders.

Apply today for Match Day and get your tickets today!

NextGEN Greenville Entrepreneur Network
NEXT is now NextGEN!

NEXT Upstate has changed its name and its look to signal the next generation of support for Entrepreneurs, Founders, and Innovators in the Greenville Entrepreneur Network (GEN).

“The rebrand merges the legacy and history of the organization with its future,” says Carlos Phillips, President/CEO of the Greenville Chamber and NextGEN board member. “The new branding reflects the refined strategy and exciting direction as NextGEN supports Greenville’s high-growth entrepreneurs.”



Companies Supported


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Capital Raised in 2023


Minority-Owned Client Companies


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Woman-Owned Client Companies

Impact report
The NextGEN Effect: Be a part of the results.

See several founder features highlighted as we call attention to those who have been putting in the work since the beginning of NextGEN (formerly NEXT) and read more about the next generation of innovators in our programs.

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(864) 735-7516
411 University Ridge
Suite A
Greenville, SC 29601