In mid August, seven startup businesses were selected to participate in The Harbor Entrepreneur Center’s sixth cohort of the Harbor Accelerator Program, a 14-week “bootcamp” for founders of innovative and scalable startups. These seven companies will culminate their participation in the program on November 17th at The American Theater for “Pitch to the People”, Charleston’s first ever pitch event where the audience decides the winner via text-in voting.
Throughout the duration of the Harbor Accelerator program, the following businesses were provided tremendous resources and support to grow their businesses quickly, test the market, and become viable: Mama Lights, Torpsy, Badfish TV, Barista Vending, The Southern Trapper, Rad Tab, and Vaetas. This included free workspace, weekly curriculum sessions, pitch practice, a team of entrepreneur mentors who have each founded and scaled at least one multi-million dollar enterprise, and much more. Each of these startups will take the stage to pitch their business on November 17th and showcase their growth in the program. The event will also feature an appearance pitch by the winner of Launch Pad Charleston's Blast-off Pitch Competition.
The event will take place from 4-6 PM at the American Theater located at 446 King Street in Downtown Charleston. General Admission tickets are $10 and include one free drink at the after-party from 6-8PM at Republic Garden & Lounge at 462 King Street. Tickets, more information, and a list of sponsorship opportunities can be found at https://bidr.co/events/pitchtothepeople
About The Harbor: The Harbor Entrepreneur Center a non-profit organization dedicated to growing entrepreneurship and scalable companies in the Charleston region. Through an accelerator program for innovative startup companies, a Propel program & Forum Groups for further-stage founders, high-impact events, and multiple sites offering workspace throughout the region, The Harbor consistently creates ways to collide the most motivated, smart and capable entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.harborec.com.