Message from our MC Jim Van Fleet



Jim Van Fleet, an organizer in the Charlotte tech startup community, has organized four Startup Weekends and attended the other two. His monthly newsletter on the Charlotte startup community has a circulation of almost 1000. TechBreakfastCLT, where he is co-host, spawned a quarterly opportunity for Charlotte businesses to speak directly to investors. He’s started three businesses in Charlotte and worked with or for many others.

From my first visit to it-oLogy in Columbia for POSSCON to my last visit for Greenville Grok, I’ve enjoyed taking part in the innovative tech landscape in South Carolina for some time now. In 2014, it’s time to invade!

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent and connect Charlotte’s tech and startup community throughout the Carolinas as the facilitator at Spartanburg’s first Startup Weekend Feb. 21-23. I’m a big admirer of The Iron Yard and the impact it’s had in its community. I’m excited to lend my voice to spread the word about entrepreneurship in the Carolinas, and I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of exciting new people.

Register today to meet Jim at Startup Weekend Spartanburg!