‘Spartanburg is the best city for startups’: TechCrunch

Spartanburg, South Carolina, May 25, 2020.

In this photo taken May 25 of 2020, Spartanburg University students participate in a class on entrepreneurship, at the school’s Innovation Center, in Spartanburg.

In the next few months, as Spartanburg ramps up its technology programs, the university is also looking to recruit more young people with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

(AP Photo/John Bazemore) In this May 25 photo, Spartanburgh University students attend the Innovation Center Entrepreneurship Session at Spartanburg State University in Spartanburgh, South Dakota.

In a recent poll conducted by the National Venture Capital Association, Spartanberg had the highest percentage of venture capitalists who identified themselves as “intelligent and ambitious.”

(AP Photos/John Binder) Spartanburg is home to a robust entrepreneurial community.

Spartanburg-Buncombe County, home to the University of South Carolina campus, has been ranked among the top 25 U.S. counties in entrepreneurship, according to the U.K.-based Startup Hub.

“In this region, it’s very competitive,” said Steve O’Connell, CEO of Startup Hub, a technology research and consulting firm.

“There’s a lot of young entrepreneurs who have aspirations and want to be part of this innovation community.”

The university has been a leader in the startup ecosystem in recent years, and many students come from Spartanburg’s booming tech scene.

The school opened its first ever incubator in 2015, and more than $1.6 million in funding has been poured into its program over the past three years.

The incubator offers training and incubation services, and a $5,000 stipend for students who come up with $5 million in business ideas.

Entrepreneurs are also encouraged to apply to join the university’s entrepreneurship program, which has more than 300 student startups.

“We are very proud to be home to one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial communities in the U of S,” said Chad Boulton, chief executive officer of the University’s entrepreneurship programs.

The university’s business school has also been a catalyst for entrepreneurship in Spartanville.

In 2017, the school ranked among college leaders in the state in terms of both student entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship programs, according the Startup Hub survey.

It’s not just the students who are making their mark on the business world either.

Many entrepreneurs from the school are also alumni, and the university has helped them build their own businesses.

“The alumni who are leading our entrepreneurship programs are very much in the mix of our student entrepreneurs,” said James Burchill, chancellor of the university.

“They’re going to be leading our startups as well, which is good.”

And while it’s important to stay active, there’s a growing need for more mentorship in entrepreneurship.

“You’re going through a period of being on the front lines, in the trenches, where you’re going on the same team with a lot more people,” said O’Connor.

“I think the best way to do that is by giving people a sense of how to get into the business, and they’re going into that business with their own ideas, and not having to learn anything new.”

The University of Georgia is home for about one-quarter of the U., S.C. population.

(Associated Press/Joe Burbank) Spartanburgh has also become a magnet for young entrepreneurs.

In 2015, more than 1,400 students attended the school and about 70% were from outside the South.

The number of students from outside South Carolina has been increasing in recent decades, according a report from the Institute of Southern Studies at the University at Buffalo.

In 2016, more Spartanburg students graduated from college than anywhere else in the South, with about half graduating with degrees in engineering or computer science.

For a lot to happen in Spartanburys entrepreneurship community, Burchil and O’Donnell said it’s crucial to bring more of the schools alumni to the entrepreneurship process.

“A lot of people that come here have a sense that they have a place, that they can say, ‘This is my hometown, this is where I grew up, and this is how I feel,'” said O”Connell.

“It’s important for our alumni to see that we have a future here.”

The campus has also seen an uptick in entrepreneurship projects in the past two years.

In June of 2017, Broughton said the school launched its first entrepreneurial accelerator.

In October of the same year, it launched its second.

In 2018, it partnered with the University Foundation to launch a $50,000 fund to help students who want to create a company.

“One of the challenges is you have a very high dropout rate,” said Burchille.

“If you have an entrepreneur program that has been in place for a number of years, it can create a pathway that’s very, very effective.”