Press Release: Startup Grind and The Harbor Develop Strategic Partnership

A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS, INNOVATION, & TECHNOLOGY GROWTH IN THE CHARLESTON REGION

CHARLESTON, SC – Startup Grind Charleston and The Harbor Entrepreneur Center are forming a strategic partnership to continue to strengthen entrepreneurial efforts and activities in the region.  Specifically, Startup Grind will work closely with The Harbor Entrepreneur Center to align the Harbor’s “Entrepreneur Studio” series events with the monthly Startup Grind events starting in April 2016.  The Harbor will become an annual strategic partner of Startup Grind Charleston.

Startup Grind was brought to Charleston in January 2014 by local entrepreneurs Jeremy Berman and Daniel Drolet.  Startup Grind was founded in Silicon Valley and is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting over 215,000 founders in over 185 cities.  Startup Grind is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs and has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, pursue funding, connect with partners and reach new customers. It holds monthly “fireside chats” along with other workshops and events allowing entrepreneurs to become inspired, get educated and connect with other entrepreneurs and make friendships.  The next Startup Grind is featuring Earl Bridges, CEO of Good Done Great, and is scheduled for 5:30pm on April 7th at Launch Pad.

Since 2013 The Harbor Entrepreneur Center has lifted the Charleston entrepreneurial community by providing an accelerator, flexible workspace, mentorship, connections and other resources for local entrepreneurs.  With locations in Charleston, North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant & Summerville; founders John Osborne and Patrick Bryant started the organization to fuel collaboration and collision among the entrepreneurial community. The Harbor’s Entrepreneur Studio series previously featured high impact entrepreneurs Grier Allen, Mason Holland, Steve Swanson, Anita Zucker, Steve Case, Rebecca Ufkes, and Dick Elliott.

Both organizations will continue to perform their independent mission and vision. By aligning Startup Grind and Entrepreneur Studio, the two organizations strengthen the support for the community by providing more efficient access to entrepreneurial inspiration and education.

For more info on Startup Grind Charleston, visit:  http://startupgrindchs.com/

For more info on The Harbor Entrepreneur Center visit: http://www.harborec.com/

Contact: Jeremy Berman (jberman@startupgrind.com) /  Jackie McKelvey (jackie@harborec.com

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