First-ever NEXT Accelerator cohort showcases growth plan, traction, and perfected pitches

The first-ever class of the NEXT Accelerator finished with perfected pitches and a map of where they’ll grow. 

The 10 companies that participated in the NEXT Accelerator marked their graduation from the 10-week program with a pitch showcase on Thursday, May 18th. This presentation was the culmination of 10 weeks of work for these 10 companies:

Their efforts were the culmination of expert teachings from various Upstate business leaders and experts, who turned out alongside community members to hear the cohort share their own perspective on how the program has helped them refine their business for accelerated growth. The graduates were even able to get live feedback on their pitches from attendees using an online voting tool.

Congratulations to our first cohort- and stay tuned for information about future classes of this program!