Mission

Why Columbia?

Why Columbia, SC?
The city you live in tells tells a story.  We're big fans of Columbia, SC, the Gamecock (Startup) Nation and its potential as a hub for entrepreneurial activity.  Modern day entrepreneurs can choose to live and work anywhere in the world.  Whether it's because of Columbia’s vibrant creative community, walkable downtown neighborhoods, dynamic young professionals community or pulsing nightlife; Columbia is becoming the new Southern Hot Spot.  There’s a new culture brewing in Columbia and our mayor, Steve Benjamin said it best: “Columbia has the potential to be the most talented, educated and entrepreneurial community in the Southeast.”  We think you’ll agree.    

If you are passionate about entrepreneurship, launch your new venture in Columbia, SC.  Take advantage of our 50,000 strong student population, the state’s first and most successful technology incubator, the $225 million a year research hub at USC or our investments in innovation infrastructure.