Saturday, August 9, 2014
Charleston's local business accelerator, the Harbor Entrepreneur Center, has begun round two of the 14-week accelerator program after a successful first run in January through April. The program provides entrepreneur mentorship, free workspace, Internet and power, curriculum sessions and other valuable resources to seven startup businesses accepted into the program after an extensive application process. After graduating, the teams will compete in a pitch event to investors at Sottile Theatre on Oct. 30.
The Harbor has welcomed the following startups to CoHort 2: Shuga Bébé Couture, a line of infant products that brings simplicity to parenthood; Bidr, a silent-auction platform designed to let event attendees text their bid for auction items; Hail Point, an online service that provides hail mapping and analytics for roofers and insurance companies; BunkRBed, a durable, travel-friendly bed engineered to be used in a variety of sleep scenarios; OpsAssure, a SaaS checklist application designed to improve workflow processes, reduce inefficiencies and provide real-time feedback; BlokRok, a sun-lotion applicator that enables lotion application without getting hands messy; and WorkAway, a web platform that connects those who have idle space to those who need it to work or meet.
The Harbor Entrepreneur Center (HEC) creates collision throughout the entrepreneur community of Charleston. The organization provides business owners the ultimate catalyst to launch their business to the next level. HEC offers an accelerator for startups, a propel program to assist a business that is not quite innovative enough to qualify for the Harbor Accelerator, a forum for established entrepreneurs, coworking space and events to engage the entire Charleston business community.
For more information, visit www.harborec.com.