Proterra Founder to Speak at Platform at Greer Summit

GREER, S.C. – Protrerra Founder, Dale Hill, to speak at The Platform at Greer Summit scheduled for April 19 in downtown Greer.

Dale Hill is the founder of Proterra, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology with operations in Greenville and a recent announcement of expansion in Greer. He will be speaking on Proterra: From my Garage to Greer.

Dale started Proterra out of his garage in Denver, Colorado in 2004; in June 2021 Proterra became a publicly listed company; and in December 2021 Proterra announced plans to open a new EV battery system manufacturing plant in Greer, South Carolina.

Greer Development Corporation Executive Director, Reno Deaton, commented, “The Platform at Greer Summit is an opportunity to connect Greer’s ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators to the Upstate ecosystem and beyond. I can think of no better vehicle for celebrating innovation in Greer than Dale Hill’s story of founding Proterra. That Proterra now calls Greer home for its only eastern U.S. electronic vehicle battery manufacturing facility brings full circle the notion that Greer is a community that supports innovators, big and small.”

The Platform at Greer Summit will be held April 19 at Crate Restaurant & Wine Bar from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The event is free to attend, but RSVP is requested at

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The Platform at Greer is an Entrepreneurship Program located in Greer, SC. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or your small business has reached critical mass, The Platform provides you a community of collaborators and resources to start your journey or maximize the path to your final destination.

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.