City StartUp Guides > Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston’s startup ecosystem is fueled by an influx of millennial talent and a fast-growing technology scene. A developing downtown and several universities feed the entrepreneurial vibe of the city.

Government & NGO ServicesGrants / FundingSCRA
ProgramCharleston County Small Business Enterprise Program
South Carolina Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification
Chamber / City OrganizationsCharleston Metro Chamber
Co-Working SpacesHoly City Collective
Launch Pad
Local Works
Lowcountry Innovation Center
The Eves Collective
The Harbor
EventsCharleston Angel Conference
Dig South
Good Business Summit
Halls Chophouse Small Business Lunch
Impact Day
Startup Weekend
The Open Mic
UniversitiesTop UniversitiesCollege of Charleston
University of Charleston
West Virginia Junior College, Charleston
Startup ProgramsUniversity of Charleston: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs Summit
University of Charleston: D.E.M.O.S.
University of Charleston: Stuart M. Williams Impact Scholars Program
Accelerator / IncubatorsHarbor Mentors
Women Entrepreneurs of Charleston
Innovation HubsThe Charleston Digital Corridor
Odds and EndsLowcountry Local First
Startup Service ProvidersCMMC, LLC
Sequence Financial Specialists
News OrganizationsPost and Courier
Charleston Business Journal
Silicon Harbor Magazine: Charleston Tech & Business News
FundingVenture CapitalAdams Capital Management, Inc.
Azalea Capital
Capital A Partners
Angel InvestmentAriel Southeast Angel Partners
Community Loan
Charleston Angel Partners
Funding Charleston
Convention & Vistors BureauCharleston, SC | Official Site for Charleston Vacations
Walking Tours
The Battery
Middleton Place
Largest EmployersJoint Base Charleston
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston County School District
College of Charleston
Charleston County Government
U.S. Postal Service
City of Charleston
Boeing South Carolina
Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Trident Health System
Walmart, Inc.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort / The Sanctuary at Kiawah
Bi-Lo Stores
Publix Supermarkets
Verizon Wireless
KapStone Charleston Kraft
Intercontinental Hotels Group



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