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"Does Your Business Need a Jump Start?"

Start:ME is a 14- week business accelerator program that focuses on providing knowledge, networks, and capital to Spartanburg's entrepreneurs. In addition to informative content, Start:ME pairs each entrepreneur with a team of mentors and access to various business resources.

Target Entrepreneurs are 18 years or older. Applicants must work, live, worship, plan to open a business in the Northside community of Spartanburg or whose business will provide products and services to residents of the Northside. Info sessions and workshops available, visit the resource tab for dates and times. ​

​​Each applicant must complete the steps below in order to be considered for the Start:ME Spartanburg program. Applicants that do not get chosen or do not complete all steps may continue to apply until accepted in following cohorts.


SEPT 15- OCT 30


Complete the application between September ​15 and October 30. Be sure to only complete one application and answer ALL questions.

If accepted, complete ALL intake interviews in order to qualify. Interviews does not guarantee your acceptance. If not accepted, subscribe to our website for information on the next cohort.

Complete necessary paperwork for intake once accepted. Be sure to keep an eye on your email for further instructions. 

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