Event Type




All Access Columbia: Business Funding and Development Workshop

September 26 | 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Hosted by the City of Columbia Community Development Department, this event will focus on business development and an exploration of business needs.

Startup Now Workshop

September 27 | 3:00 pm – November 8 | 5:30 pm

eMYRge presents a FREE four-session course to help you bring your idea to the next level. The course will provide a framework to transform your ideas into more precise business concepts. You’ll receive expert guidance, collaborate with others, and dive into proven tech systems and methods.

Attend four free workshops on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.

  • Sept. 27, 2023
  • Oct. 11, 2023
  • Oct. 25, 2023
  • Nov. 8, 2023

2023 State of Logistics

September 28 | 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

SC Logistics 'State of the Industry' roundtable and networking event returns this year, featuring a fantastic panel of logistics industry leaders across all facets of the industry, as well as the release of the 2023 SC Logistics Economic Impact Report.

MMBA Information Session

October 2 | 10:30 am–11:30 am

Join the Columbia Chamber for an online information session about the Midlands Minority Business Accelerator (MMBA) Program.

Opportunity SC: 2023

October 4 | 11:00 am – October 6 | 1:00 pm
Myrtle Beach

The Opportunity SC Conference is the largest comprehensive community development convention and forum in South Carolina. Spanning three days, Wednesday, October 4 through Friday, October 6, 2023 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the 24th annual conference exposes attendees to integrated, innovative and sustainable solutions for low-wealth communities across our state and region.

This year's conference will focus on the theme "Build. Grow. Own. Thrive" and feature four different tracks of breakout sessions. The "Build" track will cover topics related to community development. The "Grow" track will focus on the unique challenges and emerging opportunities in South Carolina's rural communities. The "Own" track will focus on the needs of micro and small businesses. The "Thrive" track, in partnership with the SC Food Policy, will focus on food and health policy strategies.

Loans, Grants and Other Funding Options for Women-Owned Businesses in 2023

October 5 | 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Join SCORE for an empowering webinar dedicated to supporting and guiding women entrepreneurs on their journey to securing funding for their businesses. 

Whether you're just starting out or scaling your business, this webinar will help you understand the different funding options available to women entrepreneurs, how to pitch your business vision effectively and how to overcome gender biases and create a supportive network.

Growth Summit 2023

November 2 | 12:00 pm – November 3 | 12:00 pm

The event for South Carolina founders by South Carolina founders. Every business owner needs the support of a community. Meet people on the same journey as you, no matter where you are in your entrepreneurial ventures.

Existing Business Bootcamp by The Platform @ Greer

November 9 | 8:00 am – November 10 | 5:00 pm

Space is limited. The Platform at Greer is recruiting revenue generating companies from across the state to take part in a unique innovation opportunity Nov. 9-10, 2023.

Companies that commit to the two-day Existing Business Bootcamp will work 1-on-1 with expert coaches from global innovation leaders such as Michelin, BMW, and Lowe’s Home Improvement. They’ll tackle specific challenges related to new product development which will ultimately drive revenue growth and new job creation.

2023 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo

November 9 | 8:00 am – November 10 | 2:00 pm

More than 215 companies from across the Southeast exhibited at last year's live conference in Greenville with 1,800+ registered attendees!

The show floor is the equivalent size of three football fields and all attendees must walk through the show floor to attend all events and training courses, ensuring a high level of traffic throughout the day.

Join manufacturing professionals from across the Southeast to discuss the latest manufacturing trends and topics, share their vision, become inspired and immerse yourself in manufacturing culture.