What’s NextGEN?

From the start, NextGEN’s goal has been to connect innovative entrepreneurs to a rich network of support and to provide education and opportunities for growth.

High-impact small companies are critical to true economic development. In creating a local ecosystem where these ventures will thrive, high-quality jobs and a rich economy will follow.

We’re an entrepreneur support organization with a vision for Greenville to be the leading voice and shining example as the top choice among founders, mentors, investors and the talent required to launch and scale a business in a place you love to live.

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Our Staff

It takes teamwork and collaboration to fulfill NextGEN's mission. None of us could do what we do alone.
Eric Weissmann
Executive Director
Sydney Cooke
Startup Community Engagement Manager
Molly Inclán
Program Manager
Riley Johnson
Development Manager
Thank you to our Board of Directors
Frank Mobley, Chair
CEO (fmr.), Immedion
Shannon Lavrin
City Manager, City of Greenville
Carlos Phillips
President & CEO, Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Craig Brown
Owner, Greenville Drive
Cliff Holkamp
Managing Partner, Cultivation Capital
Nicole Johnson
Co-Founder, Boyd Cycling