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#StartupGVL Launchpad, first introduced in 2022, is an event designed to showcase, celebrate and help launch Greenville’s up-and-coming early-stage businesses.
Each year, NEXT puts out an open call to all Upstate entrepreneurs to apply for and compete in this unique event, with the hopes they could win valuable support to expand or launch their business.
How does it work?
Participating startups can apply for any or all of the resource offerings donated by local organizations, but they can win only one. Supporting sponsors agree to work with their winning startup and provide a pre-set scope of donated support.
When is this event?
This event takes place once a year in the spring. Applications for the next event will open in early 2024.
The second annual #StartupGVL Launchpad event took place on Thursday, April 6th, and was an incredible celebration of early-stage innovation and entrepreneurship. With over 50 applicants for prizes in 7 categories, 7 winners were selected to receive prize packages that, in total, represent more than $95k.
Our 2023 prize packages:
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