About Start·Grow Upstate

Start·Grow Upstate connects Upstate entrepreneurs and business owners to the resources they need to start and grow their business at any stage or venture type.

Team Members

Erin Ouzts
Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem Director
Start⋅Grow Upstate

Erin facilitates connections between people and organizations that support entrepreneurs to increase their capacity and ability to guide founders to success more quickly. This resource navigator is to help both entrepreneurs and those who support them find the resources they need.

Justine Allen
Program and Event Manager
Ten at the Top

Justine works to put ideas into action. She leads multiple volunteer groups in their efforts to impact the Upstate through community vibrancy, Economic and Entreprenurial Vitality, Human Potential, Natural Beauty and Resources and Sustainable Growth

To our Upstate Entrepreneurial Support Organizations:

Thank you! The many organizations and people represented on this site work tirelessly, often outside their regular responsibilities, to support entrepreneurs, founders and those interested in pursuing a business endeavor. They guide founders through idea generation, feasibility testing, customer discovery, minimum viable product/service development, organizational development, funding and all of the many business and personal steps taken to start and grow a business. If they are not the right person for you, ask them who is.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I find on Start Grow Upstate?

It contains detailed information on hundreds of resources for business ventures and almost 100 organizations that can support new and growing enterprises. When exploring resources, you can use filters to narrow your search to find exactly what you need.

Who built Start Grow Upstate?

Start Grow Upstate is sponsored by Ten at the Top, whose mission is to foster trust and collaboration through partnerships and cooperation that impact economic vitality and quality of life across Upstate South Carolina.
It was constructed by EcoMap Technologies, a company that builds custom platforms & datasets to support entrepreneurial communities.

Where does this data come from?

The information featured on Start Grow Upstate was collected from hundreds of websites across the region, and enriched with additional information to help entrepreneurs identify the resources that best fit their needs.

Will I have to pay to use Start Grow Upstate?

Nope! Start Grow Upstate is absolutely free for users. EcoMap Technologies, the company behind this portal, uses cutting-edge technology to keep our platforms free for the community and affordable for ecosystems.

Cant Find What You're Looking For?

If you're having trouble finding what you need, use this form to get in touch with us! The Start Grow Upstate Team will reach out to help you find exactly what you're looking for

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