Fostering an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Upstate


Ten at the Top, in partnership with the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to present Fostering an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Upstate, a program designed to build regional entrepreneurial ecosystems by cultivating connections and a culture that unlocks entrepreneurial talent.

The program will begin with a thought-provoking keynote on People are the New Companies: Entrepreneurial-Led Economic Development presented by Andy Stoll of the Kauffman Foundation.  This luncheon event will provide foundational information on the role entrepreneurship plays in economic development and how ecosystems impact the success of entrepreneurial ventures.  Following the luncheon, Andy will conduct an interactive workshop on the tactics and connections to build and measure our local ecosystems. Anyone working with or directly supporting entrepreneurs and the ecosystem will benefit.  

The day will conclude at RJ Rockers Brewery to continue the learning, collisions and connections at a social sponsored by VentureSouth & VentureCarolina.   

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Check-in will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Where: AC Hotel Spartanburg, 225 W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Who: Comprised of public, private and civic leaders from across the ten-county Upstate South Carolina Region, Ten at the Top was created to connect and encourage regional collaboration through data-driven research and regular convening of leaders and citizens to address key issues facing the region. Ten at the Top works with regional partners to foster collaboration and strategic planning to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for Upstate residents both today and as the region continues to grow. For more information, visit

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