Startup Grind Charleston And The Harbor Develop Strategic Partnership


Startup Grind Charleston and The Harbor Entrepreneur Center are forming a strategic partnership to continue to strengthen entrepreneurial efforts and activities in the Charleston region. Specifically, Startup Grind will work closely with The Harbor Entrepreneur Center to align the Harbor’s “Entrepreneur Studio” series events with the monthly Startup Grind events starting in April 2016. The Harbor will become an annual strategic partner of Startup Grind Charleston.

Startup Grind was brought to Charleston in January 2014 by local entrepreneurs Jeremy Berman and Daniel Drolet. Startup Grind was founded in Silicon Valley and is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting over 215,000 founders in over 185 cities.

Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Grind and has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, pursue funding, connect with partners and reach new customers. It holds monthly “fireside chats” along with other workshops and events allowing entrepreneurs to become inspired, get educated and connect with other entrepreneurs and make friendships. Past featured speakers at Startup Grind Charleston include Earl Bridges, Amish Shah, Nate DaPore, Marc Murphy, Tim Kelly, David Mendez and Mary Norton. Read more about Startup Grind Charleston in our feature HERE.

Since 2013 The Harbor Entrepreneur Center has lifted the Charleston entrepreneurial community by providing an accelerator, flexible workspace, mentorship, connections and other resources for local entrepreneurs. With locations in Charleston, North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant & Summerville; founders John Osborne and Patrick Bryant started the organization to fuel collaboration and collision among the entrepreneurial community. The Harbor’s Entrepreneur Studio series previously featured high impact entrepreneurs Grier Allen, Mason Holland, Steve Swanson, Anita Zucker, Steve Case, Rebecca Ufkes, and Dick Elliott.

Both organizations will continue to perform their independent mission and vision. By aligning Startup Grind and Entrepreneur Studio, the two organizations strengthen the support for the community by providing more efficient access to entrepreneurial inspiration and education.

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