May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the City of Greer is showing our support! This past Wednesday, was “Be Seen in Green Day” for us, which helps bring awareness to mental health by wearing the color green. Green is the official color for mental health awareness and represents renewal, hope, and vitality. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will experience a diagnosable mental health condition this year? If you see someone struggling with their mental health, please reach out to them and try to offer support. We can all make a difference in someone’s life or our own if we join together and advocate for one another.
about 1 month ago, City of Greer
mental health awareness be seen in green day
Just a friendly notice to all City of Greer residents that trash service will run 1 day behind normal schedule due to Memorial Day next week. The Convenience Center will also be closed on Monday. We hope everyone has a great and safe weekend!
about 1 month ago, City of Greer
city of greer memorial day trash schedule
One last Greer Night post, we promise! Didn’t make it out? No worries! We’ve put together a highlight reel of some of the best moments. Thanks again to everyone involved in the setup and execution as well as to everyone who came out! https://youtu.be/iyk2e2hF4HA
about 1 month ago, City of Greer
Greer Moves announces winners of $25K in startup grants. Learn more here: https://www.theplatformatgreer.com/o/platform/article/1584877
about 2 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Greer Moves grant winners
Countybank has donated $5K to Greer Moves to help Bootcamp grads grow their businesses. Greer Moves will reveal the first round of grant winners at Thursday night's Huddle. Learn more here: https://www.theplatformatgreer.com/o/platform/article/1574832
about 2 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Philippe Barreaud and Kevin Duncan with Big Check on Trade St.
Check out our latest newsletter for how two Bootcamp grads just blew past a major milestone and get important info on this week's Huddle: https://mailchi.mp/cityofgreer.org/platform-at-greer-may-newsletter-1029283
about 2 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Real Motors Ares Electric Motorcycle
Entrepreneurs and innovators, you don't want to miss the May Huddle! Get the info here: https://www.theplatformatgreer.com/o/platform/article/1568592
about 2 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Entrepreneurs shake hands at the Platform's February Huddle at Bellamore
Check out our April newsletter for info on tomorrow night's Huddle, Greer Moves grants, and much more: https://mailchi.mp/cityofgreer.org/platform-at-greer-april-newsletter-1029247?e=[UNIQID]
3 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Female entrepreneur at Feb. Huddle
A female founder who shares stories from the trenches in a weekly entrepreneurship podcast is one of the featured guests for this month’s Huddle. Jennifer Sutton founded Bright Marketing and OrangeWIP. The mother of four has made it her mission to help other entrepreneurs tell their stories, avoid common pitfalls, and grow their businesses. Join us for drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a great conversation about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. Stories from the Trenches Thursday, April 4 5:30-7pm Greer City Hall Events Center
3 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Jennifer Sutton, founder of Bright Marketing
The founder and CEO of one of the state’s fastest growing companies in one of the state’s fastest growing industries is one of the entrepreneurs sharing Stories from the Trenches with us at this month’s Huddle. David Stefanich founded Rymedi, a digital health company. He’s also an active member of the Clemson University Industry Advisory Board and is the Chairman of the Board of SCbio, which champions SC’s Life Sciences industry. Join us as we get real about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship this Thursday at Greer City Hall Events Center from 5:30-7pm. We’ll have heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and the chance to network with some of the region’s most dynamic entrepreneurs. See you then!
3 months ago, The Platform at Greer
David Stefanich founder of Rymedi
Featured at the next IGNITE Greer: A young, female entrepreneur on wheels and a founder who empowers seniors to age safely and gracefully in their own homes Emily Kerszko is the founder of Little Leaf Coffee. She’ll tell us what’s next for mobile coffee bar. Jim Turley, the founder of Palmetto Safe Home Solutions, will talk about how he helps folks maintain their independence as they grow older. Join us Wednesday, March 20 from 8:30-9:30am at Cartwright Food Hall in Greer. Registration link: https://theplatformatgreer.com/o/platform/forms/register-for-ignite-greer
3 months ago, The Platform at Greer
IGNITE Greer Wednesday, March 20 8:30-9:30 at Cartwright Food Hall
We're getting serious about social in the March Huddle. On Thursday, March 7, you can learn some social media marketing tricks from the pros and network with some of the area's most dynamic entrepreneurs. We'll gather inside one of the coolest production studios on the east coast. You don't want to miss this opportunity! Get more info here: https://www.theplatformatgreer.com/o/platform/article/1494367
4 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Ladies at February Huddle
Social media marketing, opportunities to connect with other entrepreneurs, and a launch party are on the agenda for March. Learn more about all of that and more in our latest Platform newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/cityofgreer.org/platform-at-greer-march-newsletter-1029232
4 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Greetings from The Platform at Greer
Congrats to Joel and Jennifer Zera, the winners of the Bootcamp 13 Pitch Event! The couple owns and operates Wittez Vertical Printing with Penelope, a robot that can print on nearly any vertical surface.
4 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Joel and Jennifer Zera, Bootcamp 13 pitch event winners
Our first Bootcamp of 2024 is thinking BIG! Lucky #13 kicked off at Greer City Hall this morning. Their challenge today: Talk to your customers. Why? The lack of market validation is the #1 reason companies fail to get funding.
4 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Drama Kids of Greenville County team
Congratulations to the founders who bravely dove into the presentation pool first thing this morning! Talk about a jolt of adrenaline! If you missed IGNITE Greer this morning, check out Platform Ambassador/Bootcamp grad Jaime Snell's new venture, Breathing Room at Home, as well as Bill Vicary's tech services for seniors through Just Call Bill! Next chance to connect with The Platform community: The Huddle on March 7 at Pronk Studios! Check out our Events tab to learn more.
4 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Bill Vicary presenting
Jaime Snell presenting
Are you the person your mom calls when she can't get her computer to work? Maybe you're the person who calls your daughter when you can't figure out how to take a selfie. This Wednesday morning, find out why you might want to Just Call Bill! He might save your sanity and your relationship. Join us February 21 from 8:30-9:30am upstairs at Cartwright Food Hall. Come prepared to network with other entrepreneurs and community supporters. As usual, we'll provide the coffee. You provide these founders your feedback!
4 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Bill Vicary, Just Call Bill
A Bootcamp grad is coming back to The Platform community to share her latest business venture. Support Jaime Snell at IGNITE Greer this Wednesday morning at 8:30am at Cartwright Food Hall!
4 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Bootcamp grad Jaime Snell
The winner of the last Bootcamp Pitch Event shares his experience with the program. Ben Waldrop, the co-owner of Century Printing and Packaging, talks about how the first-class coaching addressed specifically what he needed to launch a spin-off of their already established business. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/NlLtES-uW6A?si=gQa0mezssfB3s_xX
4 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Aerial shot of downtown Greer with mountains in background
Humble brag alert (and a word of thanks!): #theplatformatgreer is the proud recipient of a grant designed to grow South Carolina’s innovation economy. @sccommerce announced the 2024 Relentless Challenge Grant recipients this morning. The funding will help us expand the reach of our signature Bootcamp program. The goal is to find small-to-medium sized companies from across the state that are looking to bring a new product or service to the market. Those companies would come to Greer for two days of intense training and return to their home communities armed with new innovation strategies. Thanks to the Department of Commerce for their generous support!
5 months ago, The Platform at Greer
Thanks to SC Commerce for Grant Funds