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Our Mission

To create collision among the entrepreneur community. By nature, entrepreneurs are problem solvers. We believe by connecting the thinkers, the doers and visionaries we will support the economic vitality of the region.

An entrepreneur's journey is a unique one. Founded and operated by entrepreneurs who live the journey, The Harbor leverages this experience to support entrepreneurs at any stage.


Our Programs

We help scalable companies grow through our Accelerator for innovative startups, Forum groups for further-stage founders, and other powerful resources, The Harbor consistently provides opportunities for local entrepreneurs to collide with other highly motivated, capable, and intelligent individuals.


Shared Workspace

We're curating those who are working from our space, making sure that everyone here is in the collaborative, short term need, entrepreneur mindset.

Business Accelerator

The Harbor Accelerator is a business accelerator program with one goal: support the growth of scalable business in the Charleston region. Each participating startup is provided tremendous resources and support to grow rapidly, test the market quickly, and become viable.

JRS Coding School

Are you considering a new career in software development? JRS Coding School invites you to turn your creative thinking into productive coding. 


As you grow your business, you will face many new challenges. Whether it's a worker’s comp issue, a new marketing opportunity, or a difficult client, you can bring any issue to Forum.


Get Involved

We have one goal at The Harbor: create collision throughout the entrepreneur community. We believe that entrepreneurship is the number one way to grow Charleston’s economy. We envision that our Mentor list will grow dramatically over the next 10 years as we help aspiring entrepreneurs and existing company founders reach the multi million dollar status.


Sign Up For A Program

The Harbor provides opportunities for local entrepreneurs to collide with other highly motivated, and intelligent individuals.

Volunteer opportunities

Our nonprofit values and needs amazing volunteers to support our community! We’d love for you to get involved.

Become a sponsor

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center is a non-profit organization funded through donations, sponsorships, and partnerships.


Our Impact

The Harbor EC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded in 2013 by two local entrepreneurs + advocates. We've supported more than 170 companies through our programs over the last 5 years. Our alumni have received over $5 million dollars in private sector investments. Many local businesses partner with us annually to support the growth of new companies and the continued development of Charleston's entrepreneurial community .



Years Serving


Companies Supported

Over $5 million

In Private Sector Investments


Our Sponsors

The Harbor EC is a nonprofit organization funded through donations, sponsorships, and partnerships. We rely on support from leading corporations, successful entrepreneurs and other individuals who have a vested interest in the success of the entrepreneurial community. We wholeheartedly believe that entrepreneurship is the number one way to grow the economy. Constant connection and introduction to the smartest, most capable, and highly motivated individuals is what we're all about.