Creating Collision Among Entrepreneurs

Our Mission

To create collision among the entrepreneur community. By nature, entrepreneurs are problem solvers. We believe by connecting the thinkers, the doers and visionaries we will support the economic vitality of the region.

An entrepreneur’s journey is a unique one. Founded and operated by entrepreneurs who live the journey, The Harbor leverages this experience to support entrepreneurs at any stage.

The Harbor EC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2013 by two local entrepreneurs + advocates. We’ve supported more than 200 companies through our programs for more than 10 years. Our alumni have received over $7 million in private sector investments. Many local businesses partner with us annually to support the growth of new companies and the continued development of Charleston’s entrepreneurial community.

10+ Years Serving

200+ Companies Supported

Over $7 Million In Private Sector Investments

JRS Coding School

Are you considering a new career in software development? JRS Coding School invites you to turn your creative thinking into productive coding. 

Harbor Accelerator

The Harbor Accelerator program engages the cohort of accepted companies in a focused curriculum of 14 topics curated by the Harbor’s proven entrepreneurs. In addition they receive hands-on mentoring by a cadre of founders of some of the region’s most successful companies. The mentors’ input is enhanced by the Harbor’s extensive list of subject-matter experts who provide an “on-call” wealth of knowledge. The experience is rounded out by repeated practice of a vital skill needed by all company leaders: The Pitch.


As you grow your business, you will face many new challenges. Whether it’s a worker’s comp issue, a new marketing opportunity, or a difficult client, you can bring any issue to Forum.

Shared Workspace

We’re curating those who are working from our space, making sure that everyone here is in the collaborative, short term need, entrepreneur mindset.

Our Incredible Sponsors

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Harbor Accelerator 2023!

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center has opened the application process for the Harbor Accelerator program with some exciting changes this year!