What To Expect from 2023 NEXT Venture Summit, returning to downtown Greenville on September 12-13

Exciting Announcement: NEXT Venture Summit Returns Better Than Ever!

We’re thrilled to announce that  NEXT Venture Summit is back and ready to make an impact on the #StartupGVL ecosystem – eight years running!

Based on feedback from founders and funders, this year, we’re changing things up a bit and NVS will be a two-day event. We want to get more intentional with dedicating time for more meaningful interactions.

Mark your calendars for September 12th and 13th, 2023, in Greenville, SC for a can’t miss experience connecting capital with customers. 


Investor Match Day: Fueling Connections, Empowering Startups

On Tuesday, September 12th, we’ll kickstart the Summit with our groundbreaking Investor Match Day. This exclusive opportunity invites startups to apply for the chance to send up to two representatives for a unique “speed dating” environment with top investors in the region.

Entrepreneurs and investors will be paired up based on industry compatibility, to engage in 20-minute conversations that aim to be the catalyst for future success. 

And guess what? In between these exciting meetings, we’ve created a dedicated lounge where you can extend conversations, forge new connections, and immerse yourself in a buzzing entrepreneurial atmosphere.

To ensure the quality of interactions, startups must meet specific business criteria to be accepted into Match Day. 

Don’t miss your chance to participate – head over to our application and showcase your venture’s potential.


Calling all investors: we also have an open call just for you

Join us in discovering the most promising startups and be a part of their transformative journey. Head over to our application and sign up. 


Welcome Reception: Setting the Tone

On the evening of Tuesday, September 12th, we’re turning up the excitement with our highly anticipated Welcome Reception. 

Picture yourself on a stunning rooftop overlooking Downtown Greenville, surrounded by like-minded innovators, investors, and industry leaders. 

This stylish gathering sets the stage for what’s to come at our Summit Sessions and offers a prime opportunity to network and build relationships in a relaxed and vibrant setting.

Entry into this event is included in your Summit Sessions tickets, which you can buy soon on our event page

Not able to make it to the Summit Sessions and want to join us for networking? You can also purchase a Welcome Reception only invite. Inventory is limited.


Summit Sessions: Empowering Entrepreneurs, Inspiring Success

The main event takes place on Wednesday, September 13th at the Greenville One Center, with our signature Summit Sessions. 

Prepare to be inspired as remarkable entrepreneurs take the stage to share their success stories, valuable insights, and industry expertise. Their journeys will ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and equip you with the tools and knowledge to accelerate your own venture.

Stage content begins at 9:00AM and will end at 3:00PM. 

Lunch, beverages and snacks will be provided throughout the day. 

Doors will open one hour before stage content begins, so get there early to reserve your seat in the Greenville One Center auditorium! If you’ve purchased a VIP ticket, you will gain early access into the auditorium to reserve your seat.


Event Pricing: Admission into our biggest event of the year

General - $125 Welcome Reception Lunch VIP - $225 Welcome Reception - Early Entry  Summit Sessions Reserved Seating - Early Entry VIP Lounge Lunch Provided - Private Line With new ticket benefits like never before, attendees can choose their experience at the 2023 NEXT Venture Summit.

NEXT Venture Summit is your gateway to invaluable connections, game-changing collaborations, and transformative insights. Save the dates, and get ready to embark on a remarkable journey towards entrepreneurial excellence.

Stay tuned for further updates, and keep an eye out for additional details on our website and social media channels, and by signing up for our event emails

Don’t miss out on his opportunity to shape your future and unlock your entrepreneurial potential at NEXT Venture Summit 2023.