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CHAS Resource Directory

We get it: Entrepreneurs, founders and innovators are busy making big things happen—but you can’t do it alone. Don’t miss these hand-picked, proven resources to help unlock, inspire and fuel your bold idea or business.


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Dig South

Dig South is the South’s Tech Hub, located in Charleston, South Carolina.

Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council

CVMSDC connects MBEs and corporations to drive economic growth. We accomplish this work through four pillars of work: Certification, Development, Connection, and Advocacy.

Sharpen Founder

The Sharpen Founder helps entrepreneurs improve their mental health.

Small Business Caregiving Guide - AARP Family Caregiving

A super helpful guide for small business owners to manage caregiving responsibilities while running their businesses.

Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce

A network for African-American-owned businesses that is focused on preserving Gullah Geechee culture and promoting economic growth.

Incumbent Worker Training Program

Develop current staff by applying for Incumbent Worker Training Program to train your employees on new tech/roles.

College of Charleston Career Center

Connect with College of Charleston Career Center to hire young and educated alumni and students.

Tech After Five

Legit monthly tech networking event connecting IT professionals, fostering community and meaningful connections.

Charleston Young Professionals

Grow your career with Charleston Young Professionals: Mentorship, networking, and more for young professionals aged 21-39.

The Spaces: The Workshops at Howard Heights

Creative workshops and event space at Workshops at Howard Heights.

Charleston Women in Tech

Charleston Women in Tech is a nonprofit organization for women in technology ready to shatter glass ceilings.

Charleston Works

Charleston Works links job seekers and boss tech employers.

EO Charleston

EO Charleston is a chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization that offers resources, events, and community impact.

South Carolina Business Development (SourceSC)

Connect with top buyers, expand your network, and boost your business with the SourceSC supplier platform.

Green Certification - SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce

The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce's Go Green initiative promotes sustainability and eco-friendly practices


ReadySC is a resource that helps fill talent pipelines for manufacturing industries and beyond.

Apprenticeship Carolina

Apprenticeship Carolina offers apprenticeships in various industries, including IT and healthcare, and connects employers with training providers.

South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce

Your advocate for small businesses, providing resources and lobbying for policy change.

South Carolina's Business One Stop

An official business one-stop shop for registering and managing businesses

South Carolina Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification

Certifies minority-owned businesses for state contracting and provides resources for growth and development.

Together SC

A (fun) nonprofit membership organization providing resources, training, and advocacy for the nonprofit sector.

The Founder Institute
  • A global pre-seed accelerator empowering bold entrepreneurs to launch successful technology companies.

Crunchbase is a platform for finding business information about public and private companies.

IAG Capital Partners

IAG is a group of investors partnering with early-stage and established management teams.

HI Mark Capital

HI Mark Capital is a Black and veteran-managed investing fund based in Charleston, SC.

Good Growth Capital

Good Growth Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm known for its expertise in finding, assessing, and cultivating complex science and technology startups.

Venture Carolina

Venture Carolina supports the development of early-stage growth companies throughout the southeast.

SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce seeks to help all Hispanic-owned businesses in our state grow and thrive through education, advocacy and networking opportunities. The organization also assists in securing microloans.

Startup Grind - Charleston

Startup Grind Charleston offers access to vital resources, ideas, and insights to startups, partners, students, and investors.

Coleman Executive Center

Coleman Executive Center offers workspace, facility leases, and office services to local businesses in a conveniently central location in the Charleston area.

Charleston SCORE

Charleston SCORE is the local chapter of the national small business growth organization, serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Williamsburg Counties and nearby towns.

Charleston Digital Corridor

Charleston Digital Corridor is an initiative developed to empower the tech ecosystem in Charleston. The organization offers a sense of community, improved access to capital, workspaces and support.

Narrative Workspace

Narrative offers executive offices or dedicated desks for professionals, startups, or entrepreneurs looking for a flexible, turnkey office solution, without a long-term commitment.

The Hub

The Hub is a coworking space for innovators and entrepreneurs that offers helpful amenities and office services..

Beaufort Digital Corridor

The Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) is a community-sourced initiative to attract, nurture and promote Beaufort's technology entrepreneurs

The Exchange

The exchange’s mission is to provide upscale workspace, events, and relationships to our community.

Holy City Collective

The Holy City Collective is a coworking and meeting space in the Daniel Island Corridor for the common good of Charleston and beyond.


OfficeEvolution offers workspaces in downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant.

Low Country Minority Business Accelerator

The Low Country Minority Business Accelerator empowers high-potential socially and economically underrepresented businesses to flourish and grow.

Serendipity Labs

Serendipity Labs is a large workspace development and management company with a branch in Charleston.

1600 Meeting

1600 Meeting offers work stations for creators and people who want to bring their ideas to life in a space designed to make work fun and facilitate collaboration.

Innolabs Charleston

Innolabs is a modern workspace and tech hub built to serve entrepreneurs that offers community, and top quality facilities.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a peer to peer community of entrepreneurs that support and empower each other. The organization has 168 chapters in 61 countries.


The South Carolina Small Business Administration is a brainchild of the South Carolina District Office designed to support existing businesses in the region.


South Carolina Small Business Development Center is created to cater for the needs of small businesses and startups in the region.


The South Carolina Research Authority’s objective is to “fuel South Carolina’s innovation economy.”


Scribble is an information repository for entrepreneurs to increase the economic prosperity of South Carolina.

Charleston Chamber of Commerce

The Charleston Chamber is a platform dedicated to supporting businesses in the Charleston region.

Lowcountry Innovation Center

Lowcountry Innovation Center is a workstation located in the Charleston region. Its mission is to provide entrepreneurs and professionals with a quality work environment in that region.

Venture X

Venture X provides comfort and hospitality to businesses in the form of workspace. They provide futuristic services that put them ahead in the workspace services industry.

Charleston Tech Center

Charleston Tech Center is a hub created for tech companies that provides a workspace that encourages collaboration.

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, a region in South Carolina, intends to create an atmosphere that will attract and retain businesses to its region.

Charleston County Economic Development

Charleston County Economic Development is a department of the Charleston County government dedicated to empowering existing businesses in the region to grow.

The Harbor Entrepreneurs Center

The Harbor Entrepreneur center wants to create a community of entrepreneurs and empower them to scale their businesses. They believe that connecting thinkers, innovators, and visionaries will positively impact the region.

Local Works Charleston

Local Works Charleston offers low-cost workspaces for entrepreneurs in the Charleston Area.

Launch Peer

Launchpeer is a team of new-generation investors that provides support to entrepreneurs by co-investing with them without requesting equities.

Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Charleston Regional Development Alliance is a community of professionals and expert entrepreneurs dedicated to the prosperity of Charleston. The alliance serves as a catalyst for long-term regional prosperity by attracting the world’s best companies, talent, and entrepreneurs.

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