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City News Podcast: Business Accelerator, The Iron Yard, Coming to Spartanburg

Monday, February 11

Program will provide seed funding for tech entrepreneurs

Technology-minded entrepreneurs working on ideas in the health care industry might soon be looking to a new Spartanburg business accelerator to get the boost they need to turn that idea into a sustainable business. Greenville-based accelerator, The Iron Yard is set to open a location in Downtown later this year in the same building that currently houses arts organization, Hub-Bub and local restaurant, Zarza. The accelerator program will run for three months each year, and will offer selected entrepreneurs $20,000 in seed funding as well as mentoring and access to potential investors.


Additionally, The Iron Yard will include year-round space for coworking, allowing local, independent creative workers an opportunity to connect with each other while working in an open office environment conducive to collaboration.


On this week's podcast, we sit down with Kate McCarthy, The Iron Yard's Spartanburg Program Manager, to get an overview of the exciting opportunities this program will bring to our city. So give a listen, and check out The Iron Yard's website for more information. If you want to learn more about the accelerator program or how about soon-to-be-available coworking spaces, shoot an email their way.


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