NEXT Venture Pitch 2021 Conference

September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021

12:30 PM To 5:00 PM

2 West Washington Street 2nd Floor - Auditorium, Greenville, SC 29601

$0 - $100

Event Description

The Premier Gathering of Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists in the Carolinas

Now in its sixth iteration, the NEXT Venture Pitch Conference is a half-day pitch competition that brings together high-growth entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, world-class speakers, and more to establish Greenville as an innovation and entrepreneurship hub in the southeast.

This year’s conference will include:

September 1st

  • Pitch Screening Party at Yeehaw Brewing for attendees to view the pitch semifinalists and vote on which companies will advance to pitch at the conference.

September 16th

Morning Entrepreneur Leadership Series:

Designed exclusively for CEOs and Founders, promises to deliver powerful takeaways for executive attendees. Sponsored by the GADC, this 3-hour morning session at the Greenville ONE Center will be available as an additional experience beyond the action-packed afternoon conference agenda.

  • “Planning the Fundraise: An Insider’s Guide to Success with your Next Fundraising Event” – Facilitated by: John Yates, Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP
  • “7 Keys to Negotiation: The Hidden Secret to Great Entrepreneurship” – Facilitated by: Marty Osborn, President, Advoco
  • “VC Unplugged: An Unscripted Q&A with Top Venture Investors of the Southeast” – VC panel facilitated and moderated by: Alex Estevez

Afternoon Pitch Conference

Join us at the Greenville ONE Conference center downtown for the main event- our agenda will feature widely- renowned keynote speakers, ecosystem partners, and a crop of high-powered pitch finalists who will take the stage for live Q&A sessions with our panel of investor judges.

Social Mixer After Party

Get back into the world of handshakes at our post-conference social mixer hosted in the Secret Garden/Jasmine Hall at the AC Hotel.

Details about each event and conference speakers can be found on our event website.



About the Organizers

NEXT is dedicated exclusively to growing globally-impactful headquarters supporting the startup, growth, and attraction of high-growth, knowledge-based companies in the Greenville and Upstate SC area resulting in new jobs, higher paying jobs, and ultimately increased local wealth through ownership.

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