The Platform at Greer Announces Cohort 5 Participants

GREER, S.C. – The Platform at Greer, an Entrepreneurship Program of Greer Development Corporation located in Greer, SC, is announcing their Bootcamp Class 5 cohort scheduled for March 3 and 4 at The Randall House in downtown Greer that will culminate with a Pitch Session before judges on March 4 at 4:00 p.m.

The Platform at Greer Bootcamp is a 2-day immersive program for local businesses and entrepreneurs. Classes are led by a team of coaches who work with participants to help their business take its next best step. This selective program is designed for committed business owners and entrepreneurs who are eager for growth and looking to accelerate.

Bootcamp Cohort 5 will focus on manufacturing and engineering. Cohort 5 participants include:

Adaptive Technology Group. Eric Harris, owner, started Adaptive Technology Group in 2021, which provides technical solutions for individuals with spinal cord injuries and those who support them.

Bottle Titan. Eric Cooperman, owner, launched Bottle Titan in 2020, with a device that provides quality control and data logging for the beverage industry with a focus on wine.

CAIRS. LaShonn Edmunds was inspired to start CAIRS in 2018, with a goal of designing and producing fashionable shoes for women who suffer with swollen feet.

Corporate Stitch. Dionne Sandiford opened Corporate Stitch in 2011, providing a sewing, embroidery, and fabric product design that produces specialized daycare mat covers which are easily sanitized.

CST Precision. In 2019, Matthew and Linnette Welle purchased CST Precision, a contract manufacturing company, providing solutions from concept to prototype, print to part, prototype to production, and production to supply chain fulfillment.

Greer Development Corporation Executive Director, Reno Deaton, commented, “The Platform at Greer Bootcamp has continued to evolve over the last 2 years to provide unique opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs looking to learn how to take real action to move their businesses forward. I’m very pleased that we have been able to identify innovators and entrepreneurs in Greer with high-growth potential in some very important verticals including information technology, manufacturing, engineering, and product development. The quality and commitment of entrepreneurs and innovators who connect with the Greer community is making the Platform at Greer a powerful program.”

The coaches for Cohort 5 include: Matt Davis, Circuit Board Medics; Paul Ebel, SCORE; Kenya Ford, BMW Manufacturing; Kim Kegler, Michelin; Tracy Kramer, North Greenville University; Brett Owen, Michelin; Martin Pierce, BlueInc Strategies; and Byron Smith, BMW Manufacturing.

The Bootcamp Pitch Judges are: Ed Edwards, Circuit Board Medics; Patrick Gramblin, BMW Manufacturing; Anthony Herrera, Furman University; Jennifer Jones, Citizens Building and Loan; Jill Rayburn, North Greenville University; and Deborah Day, United Community Bank.

The Platform at Greer’s entrepreneurship initiative encompasses five programs to provide support and growth opportunities to local businesses and entrepreneurs: IGNITE Greer, The Huddle, Business Summit, The Business and Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp, and Mentoring. To learn more visit our website www.theplatformatgreer.com.

To apply for The Platform at Greer Bootcamp Cohort 6, scheduled for June 23 and 24, 2022, visit www.theplatformatgreer.com/apply-now.

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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.

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