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Welcome to the Upstate Upstarts

The Upstate Upstarts aims to connect and grow the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Upstate of South Carolina. We're showcasing companies that are redefining technology and innovation in the Upstate.

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Why We Exist

Spotlighting the Upstate’s rising tech stars and groundbreaking startups, fostering a vibrant tech community in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Upstate Upstart Criteria

  • Based in the Upstate of South Carolina (Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, or Union county)
  • Are a “technology” company: including software, hardware, tech-enabled services, digitally native brands, e-commerce, and life sciences companies; but not generally “traditional” companies like retailers, service companies, or real estate companies
  • Have a minimum annual recurring revenue of $150,000, or a minimum number of 8 employees
  • Have a maximum of $50M revenue or 250 employees
  • Would like to be on the list!