Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem

    Supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses for a competitive Upstate economy

    The Upstate’s economy has diversified in recent decades to become better positioned for growth in the Global Economy of the 21st Century. The Upstate is now home to both traditional manufacturing and a growing stable of national and international companies focused on research and innovation. In addition, an expanding legion of entrepreneurs and small businesses are dotting the landscape and serving as a key element of the Upstate’s economy. Continuing to cultivate and support small businesses and entrepreneurs is a critical component of the future economic growth of the region. Ten at the Top has been convening two groups around this driver area, and has compiled a few tools as well. Contact us to get involved!

    Upstate Entrepreneur Ecosystem

    Who: Network of professionals that support the growth and development of the Upstate’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

    What: Convene to network, learn, and share effective strategies to grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Upstate

    Launch of Start-Grow Upstate

    Watch this recording of the Start-Grow Upstate website launch to see all of the resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Upstate and how best to search the site.


    Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | UEE Meeting

    Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | UEE Meeting


    Thursday, January 26, 2023 | UEE Workshop & Reception – Update on Human Resource Laws & Regulations/Reception for incoming UEE facilitator Craig Scharton. Click here for the recap. Click here for the presentation.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | UEE Quarterly Connector. Click here for the recap. Click here to view presentation.  

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022 | UEE Partner Workshop – The Story Behind the Numbers – Translating the Numbers into Financial Goals with Piedmont SCORE – recap, video, and presentation

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | UEE Partner Workshop – Numbers Don’t Lie – Organizing the Numbers with Earl Gregorich of SC Small Business Development Center – recap, video, and presentation

    Wednesday, March 16 | UEE Meetingrecap, video, and presentation.

    Tuesday, March 1 | UEE Partner Workshop – Show Me the Paper Trail! Identifying Important Financial Data with Ana Parra of Community Works Women’s Business Center – recap, video and presentation