The Lowcountry of South Carolina, which includes Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties, is a captivating region renowned for its natural beauty and diverse cultural heritage. The economy of the Lowcountry revolves around various sectors such as tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing. The Gullah Geechee people, who are descendants of West African slaves, played a significant role in shaping the area’s culture, fostering a sense of pride and cultural preservation in the Lowcountry.

Our Programs

Business Accelerator

The Accelerator is a free, one-year program offered twice a year in EforAll communities. It provides immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. Anyone with a dream to start or grow a business is encouraged to apply.

Pitch Contests

Fast-paced, fun community events that enable early-stage entrepreneurs to gain valuable exposure and feedback on a business idea at no cost. Great opportunity to network and validate business idea with potential to win a cash prize from EforAll.

Lowcountry Entrepreneurs

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Upcoming Events

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News and Local Stories

Lowcountry Mentor Spotlight

Mentor Spotlight coming soon!

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Our community engages over 200 volunteers each year to help support entrepreneurs who participate in our Business Accelerators and Pitch Contests. There are several volunteer options so you can apply for the one that best fits your interests and availability.

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Raquel Padgett

Executive Director

Elier Reyes

Program Manager

Amber Mulligan

Program Coordinator

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