Our program is geared toward the serious entrepreneur looking to scale and grow their business in Greer. While there are events and programs made available to you over the two days - we also understand the need for you to engage clients, close deals, meet deadlines, and complete projects! To that extent, we take a unique approach in protecting the time and space you need to execute business as usual, while blending your day with opportunities for you to advance your business and get help with its most urgent and important needs.
We do this by providing:
Collaborative Work Space – Physically co-locating with other entrepreneurs in a collaborative environment – working separately (working time) & together (collaboration time) to get things done! Just bring your laptop and we provide the rest: Wi-fi, coffee, snacks, and space.
Hands-on Business Coaching – Strategic hands-on coaching sessions from seasoned “all-star” coaches with significant business & startup experience. We offer individualized coaching sessions intended to take your business further.
Pitch Opportunities – Whether you're looking for feedback about your idea or eager to introduce your business to a large audience, we fill the seats so you can deliver! We have $1,000.00 seed money available to offer and we help you in creating your story and sharing it with a diverse set of stakeholders (a judging panel composed of city leaders, successful startups, and large corporates.)
Networking – Looking to bounce ideas off someone or just curious about what other great innovation is happening in Greer? Get to know others who share the same entrepreneurial spirit and drive as you!
1-on-1 Training – Stuck in a certain area or unsure of your next best step? Don't worry. We'll spend time each day connecting you with a subject matter expert for that topic. We arrange targeted interaction for you with subject matter experts to zoom-in on specific subjects that are pressing for you (ex. legal, finance, operations)
Corporate & Community Interaction – We help you with introductions and interactions with corporates who are interested in relationships with entrepreneurs (ex. BMW, Michelin, Sage, OOBE).
Click the link below to get started by applying for The Platform at Greer Entrepreneurship Boot Camp. There is a limited number of spaces available so each application is evaluated and scored. Shortly after an application deadline is reached we will get back to you in regard to your entry. Sign up for our newsletter for more information!
While we encourage entrepreneurship at all levels, our program is designed specifically for the serious entrepreneur looking to take his or her idea or business further. For this reason we require an application process. Only select candidates will be chosen for acceptance, but our commitment is that all applicants will receive feedback from our team.
This is not a workshop. Throughout the 2-day immersive program we will come together for times of strategic coaching and group interaction, however we will also maintain time and space for you to work on your business. Need to make a sales call? Absolutely, you should! Have an important project deadline to keep? Let's finish your project! Our commitment to you is an experience that carefully blends taking action and creating space for your business to evolve and grow.
Once registration is closed our panel of judges will measure each application against pre-established acceptance criteria and then notify the candidates who were accepted within the week. Even if you are not chosen, you will still receive a reply from us with feedback to encourage and help you.
We have compiled a live audience of Greer businessmen and businesswomen, city chamber members, established entrepreneurs, city administrators, and even corporate sponsors to come hear your pitch. This will be a live session in which you have the opportunity to communicate and discuss your idea/product and business model then answer questions. Additionally, we have $1,000.00 seed money available!
The railroad industry was a historic centerpiece of the Greer economy. The old P&N Railroad train platform at the Depot in downtown was a launch point and destination for so many residents of Greer. The Platform at Greer is meant to capture that spirit, as it is both the beginning of your entrepreneurship journey as well as a destination for growing your entrepreneurial enterprise.
Over the course of the two-day immersion we will provide space, internet, coffee, food, and the facilitation of a number of experiences we have arranged for your benefit.