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NEXT Launchpad provides $95,000 in services to local startups

From healthcare to a hostel, Greenville, SC companies will help support these seven ventures.


The competition aims to provide early-stage innovation and entrepreneurship. | Photo by NEXT

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Greenville’s good at a lot of things, and celebrating entrepreneurs is one of them. NEXT — a nonprofit supporting local startups — held its second annual Launchpad event on April 6.

This year, 50+ applicants competed for $95,000 worth of prizes across seven categories (think: legal services to team development) to help local entrepreneurs grow their ventures.

Get to know the winners

Modal | This “globally-recognized and technically-advanced hostel concept” received the Business Consulting package from Elliott Davis.

Avallano | Aimed at improving patient recruitment and retention, this SaaS (read: software as a service) company received Find Great People’s HR and Team Development package.

Incora Health | SLANT provided a Branding and Design package to this data-driven company focused on tracking fertility health and wellness management through wearable devices, like earrings.

Bottle Titan | Focused on “customizable solutions for next-generation, real-time asset tracking in any industry,” this startup received the Legal Services package provided by Wyche.

Metatomic | Providing fuel salt for thermal and fast molten salt reactors, this company works to produce carbon-free electricity through dry spent nuclear fuel processing and received the SEO and Digital Marketing Services package from DFS Creative Concepts.

Builder Rocket | A digital platform aimed at eliminating the communication gap between builders, home buyers, subcontractors, distributors, and manufacturers received The Seed Grant with funding provided by SCRA.

AR Funding | This company provides working capital through alternative financing options (read: invoice factoring) and received Software Prototyping from Designli.

Want to get involved with NEXT? Its next event is Thursday, April 13 with student entrepreneurs pitch their ventures at Furman University. The winning team receives up to $10,000 in grants and resources. Check it out, plus other upcoming events.

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