Startup Grind Charleston Presents: Nate DaPore, Founder & CEO of PeopleMatter

Have you dreamed of starting your own company one day? Embarking on something that is a true passion of yours? Most entrepreneurs have a million ideas in their head at any given moment. It can be overwhelming, exciting, invigorating and stressful all at once. That rush of emotion is usually what drives people to constantly start new things.

Many people think that if you are going to be a tech startup you have to live in Silicon Valley to be successful. Well, the startups and successful tech companies in Charleston, SC are proving those people wrong. Charleston is a growing community of techies and entrepreneurs who love the town and want to build something amazing here—and let’s be honest, this city is pretty awesome. See the growing list of accolades we have to offer.


Nate DaPore, Founder & CEO of PeopleMatter

As many people have witnessed, PeopleMatter is one of the hot, growing startups in Charleston right now. PeopleMatter is a venture-backed company that has raised over $65 million to continue building its workforce management software that currently helps more than 42,000 service-industry locations thrive through better efficiency, engagement and customer satisfaction.

Nate and his team started the world’s leading SaaS (software-as-a-service) platform for hourly workforce management in early 2009 with their first round of funding. A few short months after that the team moved into the Charleston Digital Corridor to figure out the business plan and officially launch the company. Check out the company timeline for all the fun action over the years! You’ll even see a blurb about the “Day that will live in Infamy” where the power crashed, the back-up generator failed, and they dropped $605 at Home Depot to load up on extension cords to keep the office running!

Come join Startup Grind  to learn about one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Charleston. Nate DaPore, founder and CEO of PeopleMatter will be telling his story of success, failure, growth and lots of late nights that are involved in starting a company. Come learn how Nate has successfully gained funding from investors in New York and Silicon Valley all to help him establish a thriving technology start-up community in his hometown of Charleston.

At this event, you’ll find the answers to these questions:

• Why Nate chose Charleston, SC to start his business?
• How did he successfully gain funding from firms in Silicon Valley, New York and more?
• What has been the key to building a great team and substantial growth?

UPDATE: This event has been scheduled. New details will be posted soon.


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