CVMSDC connects MBEs and corporations to drive economic growth. We accomplish this work through four pillars of work: Certification, Development, Connection, and Advocacy.
The Sharpen Founder helps entrepreneurs improve their mental health.
A super helpful guide for small business owners to manage caregiving responsibilities while running their businesses.
Pre-accelerator program for early-stage startups with funding and mentorship
Develop current staff by applying for Incumbent Worker Training Program to train your employees on new tech/roles
Legit monthly tech networking event connecting IT professionals, fostering community and meaningful connections.
The City of Columbia's FastTrac program helps small business owners navigate obstacles and uplevel their businesses.
Connect with top buyers, expand your network, and boost your business with the SourceSC supplier platform.
The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce's Go Green initiative promotes sustainability and eco-friendly practices.
Femme X is the ultimate professional development and networking community for women, offering workspace, events, mentorship, and more.
Apprenticeship Carolina offers apprenticeships in various industries, including IT and healthcare, and connects employers with training providers.
ReadySC is a resource that helps fill talent pipelines for manufacturing industries and beyond.
Columbia College's Women's Business Center empowers women to rise to the top in entrepreneurship and business
Your advocate for small businesses, providing resources and lobbying for policy change.
An official business one-stop shop for registering and managing businesses.
Certifies minority-owned businesses for state contracting and provides resources for growth and development.
A (fun) nonprofit membership organization providing resources, training, and advocacy for the nonprofit sector.
Your center for cultivating innovation and entrepreneurship in agribusiness through mentorship and funding.
USC Columbia Technology Incubator is your go-to startup success machine through mentorship, resources, and networking opportunities.
The Benedict College Business Development Center supports women entrepreneurs with training, resources, and networking opportunities.
Columbia Urban League Young Professionals' mission is to empower young, diverse professionals through community involvement.
Make the most of your recruitment efforts by connecting with USC Career Center for recruitment strategies, including job postings and events
A global pre-seed accelerator empowering bold entrepreneurs to launch successful technology companies.
Cola Makerspace is that creative community you’ve been searching for with tools, classes, and a workspace for makers like you.
Find counseling, financing, training, procurement, and regulatory help for local, minority, and small businesses.
Crunchbase is a platform for finding business information about public and private companies.
Venture Carolina supports the development of early-stage growth companies throughout the southeast.
The South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce seeks to help all Hispanic-owned businesses in our state grow and thrive through education, advocacy and networking opportunities. The organization also assists in securing microloans.
The Midlands Technical College Center For Entrepreneurial Success wants to help ideators become their own boss. The center is perfect for people who want to start from the absolute basics and get it right.
The USC/Columbia Innovation center is a part of the South Carolina Research Authority, and it is a facility built to enable students to make innovative strides.
SOCO is a workstation that helps entrepreneurs and professionals work. They create a mini ecosystem for innovators and creators to come and execute their ideas.
Meridian Building is a workspace building under Regus, a workspace rental company. Meridian Building is located in Columbia,SC.
Expansive is a workspace development and renting company that creates an ideal environment for innovators and entrepreneurs to create and build.
Converspace is a company established in 2018, and they specialize in helping entrepreneurs and businesses create a professional outlook for themselves.
CoCreate Coworking is the community of entrepreneurs that women go to to learn how to scale their business from a side hustle to a full-fledged business.
The South Carolina Small Business Administration is a brainchild of the South Carolina District Office designed to support existing businesses in the region.
South Carolina Small Business Development Center is created to cater for the needs of small businesses and startups in the region.
SCORE Midlands is a network of experienced business professionals that wants to help and empower entrepreneurs on how to scale their businesses.
The South Carolina Research Authority’s objective is to “fuel South Carolina’s innovation economy.”
Scribble is an information repository for entrepreneurs.
Columbia Chamber is a government initiative to support business owners and help empower the business community in the Columbia area to help them achieve their potential.
The city of West Columbia focuses on economic and business development.
This is an initiative of the government of the city of Columbia. They seek to help prospective business owners through every business establishment and scaling stage.
1 Million Cups is a brainchild of the Kauffman Foundation, and it is a program designed to enable entrepreneurs in different cities to meet up and share ideas and solutions.
Central SC offers resources and events for business startups in a variety of fields. They want to create a business environment that will make South Carolina the hotbed of innovation.
The CWBEC serves to stimulate and retain the entrepreneurship at Columbia College, and to cater to the business needs of women business owners.
University of South Carolina Technology Incubator is a facility built to house and groom entrepreneurs and their ideas till they scale. The incubator enjoys support from the University of South Carolina and offers a wide range of resources that will help entrepreneurs.
Columbia Opportunity Resource, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 2005 with a vision to build an ecosystem of young professionals where opportunities are shared in the greater Columbia region.
The Richland Two Institution of Innovation wants to groom young high school leavers to become renowned innovators and entrepreneurs. To intend to do this by exposing them to advance classes that will improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
GrowthCo was developed to help businesses located in the Columbia Metro Area. Membership in the program opens the local entrepreneurs to a wide range of opportunities needed for them to scale. The end game of the program is to accelerate the overall development of the entire Columbia ecosystem.