Catalyst Center

Entrepreneurs are those who identify a need – any need – and fill it via creation of a business or product.

The Catalyst Center, located on the second floor of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, is a space where aspiring and existing entrepreneurs can connect, receive information, identify resources, meet with mentors and take advantage of programs designed for their business start-up and growth.

Sample services include: conference room space, information about local funding opportunities and entrepreneurial training. While all entrepreneurs are welcome, targeted programming will be developed for high-impact/scalable businesses.


  • Invitation to hear guest speakers (such as Scotty Moody who sold technology to Apple that is now known as Touch ID and SBA National Ombudsman Brian Castro and more)
  • Access to private conference room space on a first come basis
  • Mentors/Business Coaches
  • Ability to Host Your Own Webinar
  • Access to funding opportunities (ex. banks, grants, angels, VC’s)
  • Access to an Audio/Video Studio
  • Meetups with entrepreneurs in the same growth stage, by industry or involving those who are located in one of the regional incubators or accelerators
  • Receive news reports featuring upcoming Catalyst Center events and entrepreneurial focused events and workshops in the region
  • Access to business research and statistical data on the region
  • Opportunity to attend the CMCC 2014 Metro Leadership Visit
  • Idea boards
  • Refreshment station
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Controlled access to printer(s)
  • Opportunities to partake in or sponsor Catalyst Center events



Launch Pad Founders Forum Series
Monthly one hour workshops with business experts and entrepreneurs in the driver seat. Topics include: Finding Advisors, Finding a Location in Chucktown, Creating a Scalable Business, Selling Like a Pro etc.

Monthly Inspiration Lunch
Each month during our entrepreneur Launch Pad workshops, three Entrepreneur Crowd attendees will be chosen for 90 minute lunch with a local high impact entrepreneur.

Webinar Series
These 30 minute webinars will provide global access and perspective on entrepreneurship. Topics include: Young Millionaires, Pivoting to Success, Failing Until You Succeed etc.


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