Greer Development Corporation Announces The Platform at Greer’s Next Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

GREER, S.C.Greer Development Corporation (GDC) is announcing The Platform at Greer’s second Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, a 2-day immersive program for local entrepreneurs hosted in downtown Greer. The program is designed to assist entrepreneurs by working with coaches and experts in a collaborative environment that encourages action that leads to business growth. GDC developed The Platform at Greer in early 2020 to provide support and growth for local entrepreneurs. A decision which has proved timely due to the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and startups.

According to the World Economic Forum, “More than 70% of start-ups have had to terminate full-time employee contracts since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.” However, according to, “Successful companies like Airbnb, Slack, Venmo, and Square all originated as a result of the 2008 economic recession.”

The Platform at Greer is looking for entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a business in Greer, have a good idea but need to make critical decisions and narrow their focus, want to accomplish more in 2 days than they have in the past few months, and need support and connections so they don’t feel alone in their journey.

Jon Connolly, a graduate of The Platform at Greer’s initial Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, stated, “It’s so helpful to get honest feedback from people who don’t have any other agenda than to help. I’ve been entrepreneurial my whole life and many times it can feel like you’re alone with your ideas. The Platform created a safe place to share my ideas and get really good insight from a wide range of talented people who have an abundance mindset and a desire to see innovation succeed.”

”Greer is a great place to start and grow a business.  The Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is a unique opportunity to get hands on help from experts and experience the support that participating in a program like The Platform can bring.” Said Reno Deaton, the GDC Executive Director.

The Platform at Greer’s Entrepreneurship Boot Camp will be held on March 11 and 12 and the deadline to submit an application is February 24.


The Greer Development Corporation’s (GDC) mission is to be a catalyst for sustainable economic growth to secure Greer’s future. GDC works to increase the wealth-creating opportunities in the community, while preserving the high quality of life in one of South Carolina’s fastest growing communities.

The Platform at Greer is a strategic initiative of the GDC. GDC’s mission is to be a catalyst for sustainable economic growth in Greer. Our work focuses on increasing the wealth creating opportunities in the Greer community that drive higher wages and a better quality of life for one of South Carolina’s truly remarkable communities. We are a resource to help you start a business, relocate your business to the area, or expand your existing operations.