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1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups brings Columbia's entrepreneurial community together to gather, network and hear about the journeys of different local business owners each week.

Central SC Alliance

As a public and private alliance, Central SC is on a mission to cultivate and nurture the prosperity of Central South Carolina.

City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities

Learn about how City of Columbia Commercial Loan Programs can provide you with the funding needed to succeed.

Columbia Economic Development

Columbia Economic Development (CED) serves as a catalyst for businesses, developers, investors and partner agencies who are focused on growing the local economy and high-value industries.

Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR)

Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) helps professionals get plugged in to the community, connecting them to opportunities, experiences and diverse networks.



GrowCo is a collaborative partnership focused on sparking an explosion of entrepreneurial activity in Columbia, SC.

Local Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (LEAP)

South Carolina Community Loan Fund

Open Source 101

All Things Open

Open Source 101 is a one-day educational conference covering the processes and tools foundational to open source, open tech, and the open web.

SC Launch


Explore a variety of topics of interest to startups, such as incorporation, general legal issues, pro forma, general accounting, sales and marketing strategies, fundraising, etc.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

South Carolina Small Business Development Center