NEXT Announces new #StartupGVL initiative, bringing together ecosystem partners to champion entrepreneurship


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- April 7, 2022 (Greenville, SC) – At the first-ever NEXT Launchpad event on April 7th, NEXT unveiled the first iteration of the StartupGVL Ecosystem Resource map, which features more than 50 local resources for startups and entrepreneurs in the Greenville region AND had StartupGVL T-shirts for everyone who attended.

StartupGVL ecosystem map

Momentum is building across the Upstate of South Carolina. The region is realizing its potential as an innovation hub and making another storied move to anticipate where the puck is going, not where it’s been. StartupGVL is a destination. It represents the spirit of entrepreneurship and personifies innovation flowing from a diverse set of resources.  From the chefs and foodies following their dreams along Main Street to the software geeks building tech-based businesses on the banks of the Reedy River – StartupGVL provides inspiration, connections and support. We believe that the spirit of innovation and the bold bravery of entrepreneurs will stimulate our entire economy and invigorate an integrated community.


NEXT is an entrepreneurial support organization that attracts and helps high-impact, knowledge-based companies grow by developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem and connecting entrepreneurs to it. NEXT currently supports over 120 knowledge-based companies in Upstate South Carolina. For more information, visit


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