Charleston Regional Business Journal: Q&A with Steve Case on Rise of the Rest bus tour

Charleston Regional Business Journal:  Q&A with Steve Case on Rise of the Rest bus tour

During his stop in the Lowcountry, AOL co-founder Steve Case shared ideas on creating a thriving startup environment and what it was like to help bring online access to the masses.

Case, along with a team from Revolution, his D.C.-based venture capital firm, is traveling to cities around the country on the Rise of the Rest Road Trip to highlight growing tech communities outside of Silicon Valley.

NBC News 2: The Harbor Entrepreneur Center Summerville Site Soft Launch

 We first told you about the group Harbor Accelerator. It's a group of millionaires, that are helping mix hopeful millionaires together, into one working environment in Mt. Pleasant.

Now the organization is opening their second location, called the Harbor Entrepreneur Center in Dorchester County. News 2 is moving into their location.. for our Dorchester County bureau.
 

NBC News 2: Harbor accelerator: millionaires coaching entrepreneurs graduates next group

We first told you about the group, Harbor Accelerator months ago. It's a group of millionaires that are helping to foster entrepreneurs and get them to the next level in their business.  

News 2's Megan Dice sat down with the group at the beginning of their journey and recently went back to see their progress after the 14 week mentoring program.

Charleston Regional Business Journal: Entrepreneurs present to panel of investors at Perfect Pitch finale

Charleston Regional Business Journal:  Entrepreneurs present to panel of investors at Perfect Pitch finale

Entrepreneur Cephus Simmons nearly passed out halfway through his presentation and had to be helped off the stage, but he still won the first-place prize of $2,500 Thursday during the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’sPerfect Pitch competition finale.

Charleston Regional Business Journal: Harbor Accelerator seeks entrepreneurs, ideas for Cohort 3 in Mount Pleasant

The Harbor Accelerator is looking for its next round of entrepreneurs with scalable business concepts.

Entrepreneurs with a business idea can apply for a spot in Cohort 3 at the accelerator. If accepted, they will spend 14 weeks working out of the accelerator’s office space, meeting with mentors, building and testing their product or idea and pitching it to investors.

Silicon Harbor Magazine: Applications Now Open for The Harbor Accelerator CoHort 3

The Harbor Accelerator wraps up its CoHort 2 class on October 30 and is now accepting applications for CoHort 3, which starts January 26, 2015 and finishes April 30. To view the requirements for the 14-week program and to apply, check out their website.

Designed with the entrepreneur in mind, The Harbor Accelerator is dedicated to building scaleable businesses for the Charleston region. Participants get the chance to not simply write a business plan, but to actually execute their concepts under the mentorship of other successful entrepreneurs.

Moultrie News: Jump-starting the future: The Harbor Accelerator

Moultrie News: Jump-starting the future: The Harbor Accelerator

The one word that you'll hear the most after setting foot in the Biz Inc. offices that house Mount Pleasant's Harbor Accelerator is “scalability.” Spend enough time there and the mantra will start to sink in, even if you don't really know what it means. Scalability, or the ability to not just grow a business but manage that growth, is the goal for each start-up entering into the 14-week program, but it means something very different for each business. For some companies, entering the accelerator means getting a crash course in marketing; for some, it is all about making the right connections, but for many, it's a matter of turning that million dollar idea into a self-sustaining business.

Moultrie News: Harbor Accelerator announces new teams selected for program

Charleston's local business accelerator, the Harbor Entrepreneur Center, has begun round two of the 14-week accelerator program after a successful first run in January through April. The program provides entrepreneur mentorship, free workspace, Internet and power, curriculum sessions and other valuable resources to seven startup businesses accepted into the program after an extensive application process. After graduating, the teams will compete in a pitch event to investors at Sottile Theatre on Oct. 30.

Charleston Regional Business Journal: Harbor Accelerator launches 2nd round for startups

Charleston Regional Business Journal: Harbor Accelerator launches 2nd round for startups

Seven startups have been selected for the second round of the Harbor Accelerator program.

The selected teams of entrepreneurs will work out of the accelerator’s 2,500-square-foot space in Mount Pleasant for the next 14 weeks in the hopes of launching or growing their ventures.

Round two runs from July through October. The program wraps up Oct. 30 with a pitch event in which entrepreneurs work to secure funding from investors.

The Post and Courier: Charleston business incubator accepts 7 teams for 14-week program

The Post and Courier: Charleston business incubator accepts 7 teams for 14-week program

Another group of start-up businesses is on the fast track to get its products to market.

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center, Charleston's local business accelerator, has begun its second round of a 14-week program to provide entrepreneur mentorship, free workspace, Internet and power, curriculum sessions and other valuable resources for seven aspiring businesses.

Silicon Harbor Magazine: Harbor Entrepreneur Center Announces 7 Startups Selected for CoHort 2

Round 2 of The Harbor Entrepreneur Center’s Accelerator Program has officially begun. The 14-week program at Charleston’s local business accelerator follows on the heels of its first successful run from January to April earlier this year. The program provides startups with entrepreneur mentorship, free workspace, curriculum sessions, and other valuable resources and support to grow quickly, test the market quickly, and become viable.

ABC News 4: Lowcountry entrepreneurship program looks to mentor start-up applicants

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- There are a lot of obstacles to overcome before entrepreneurs can be successful, but a local group is trying to help clear those early hurdles and is looking for more start-ups to apply.

Riley Csernika graduated from Clemson University with a Master's Degree in bio-engineering less than one year ago. She started a company called Tarian Orthotics that ships shoulder braces around the southeastern United States.

Charleston Regional Business Journal: Summerville’s Harbor Accelerator to offer different programs from Mount Pleasant’s

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center, a 9-month-old, Mount Pleasant-based incubator site for budding entrepreneurs, isset to open an expansion site in Summerville in September at the former SCBT bank building adjacent to the Summerville Visitors Center.

The Summerville space will not house the next class of startups for the center’s 14-week Harbor Acceleratorprogram. Instead, it will house two new types of programs for startups and offer open-air work space for rent to entrepreneurs who work from home.

The Post and Courier: Business incubator to open location in downtown Summerville

The Post and Courier: Business incubator to open location in downtown Summerville

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center is planning to open a location in downtown Summerville, the first expansion from the nonprofit's location in Mount Pleasant.

The new center will be housed adjacent in the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce building on Main Street, officials announced this morning.

Moultrie News: Startups can apply for second round of Harbor Accelerator

After having helped eight startups move their business ideas to reality this year, The Harbor Accelerator is accepting applications for its second 14-week business accelerator program. Designed with the entrepreneur in mind, this free program is about building scale-able businesses for the Charleston region.

Charleston Regional Business Journal: Harbor Accelerator in Mount Pleasant offers boot camp for startups

Charleston Regional Business Journal: Harbor Accelerator in Mount Pleasant offers boot camp for startups

Sean Stewart and Brian Tice, the co-founders of a new software company in Charleston, are looking to be the next big thing in tech.

They were introduced through CoFoundersLab, a site that pairs up entrepreneurs. Stewart needed someone with a business background, and Tice was looking for a technical coder.

NBC News 2: Millionaires to partner with start-up ideas in the Lowcountry

You most likely haven't heard of the Tarian Should Stabilizer, yet. It's a shoulder brace for athletes aimed at reducing injuries. In proto-type now, the concept was developed by Riley Csernica, of Mount Pleasant, and Chelsea Ex-Lubeski, of Goose Creek, while students at Clemson University

The Post and Courier: Harbor Accelerator putting foot on the pedal

The Post and Courier: Harbor Accelerator putting foot on the pedal

MOUNT PLEASANT - Beginning next month, eight small groups working on ideas as diverse as high-tech toys that talk to kids through computer tablets to building a new and improved shoulder brace will begin gathering at Town Hall for a 14-week crash course they hope will help them strike it rich.

Dubbed the "Harbor Accelerator," the partnership between a nonprofit and town government aims to help entrepreneurs - in the words on its business cards - "stop writing a plan and start executing a business."

Charleston PR and Design: Opportunities for Charleston Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

Two new opportunities for Charleston entrepreneurs

According to Under30CEO Charleston ranks third as a top city for young entrepreneurs in the small cities category (Small Cities: Population 100,000 – 250,000.)

You have a great idea for a new business and you recognize you can benefit from both mentoring and funding. How do you find the resources to help you achieve your goal?