Events near and far worth checking out



What: Startup Weekend Greenville | Global Startup Battle

When: Friday, Nov. 13-15

Where: Next High School, 2000 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville

Cost: $60 early bird | $80 regular | $40 student

Now a regular part of the Upstate’s entrepreneurial calendar, Startup Weekend is an international event series that lets local developers, techies, students and entrepreneurs of all interests practice building their own startup in a 56-hour period. The weekend program starts with participants breaking into teams, which then work to develop all parts of their chosen startup business by Sunday evening. The weekend culminates in a pitch contest, and the first place winner will move forward to compete with other cities in the Global Startup Battle.



What: Nasha Lending Shark Tank Competition

When: Monday, Nov. 16 | 7-8:30pm

Where: Phyllis Wheatley Community Center | 40 John McCarroll Way, Greenville

Community loan fund organization Nasha Lending is hosting its very first Shark Tank style competition for small local businesses. The winner will receive a $1,000 business grant as well as six months of business mentoring to help them expand or pivot their existing business. Support local entrepreneurs and learn more about Nasha Lending’s community loan fund activities. More at



What: Development in the Pendleton Arts District | Commercial Real Estate Women of the Upstate, open networking and discussion event

When: Thursday, Nov. 12 | 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: Greenville Center for Creative Arts at Brandon Mill | 25 Draper St., Greenville

Network and nosh while learning about development activity in the burgeoning Pendleton Arts District in the Village of West Greenville. The event is hosted by the Upstate Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women, a national professional organization. Register online at



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