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Power Up University

Power Up with USC Upstate and One Spartanburg.

We’re helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Power Up University provides business owners with access to in-person workshops, online classes, networking, resources and direct mentoring—all designed to fit a new business owner’s unique needs. Working together, USC Upstate and One Spartanburg help Power Up participants tackle the many topics needed for success, including business planning, legal considerations, marketing, financials and sales. The ultimate goal is to meet each business owner where they are and help them get to the next level.

About Power Up Spartanburg

Led by OneSpartanburg, Inc, Power Up is Spartanburg County’s small and minority business development initiative. Have an idea for a business? Check out Power Up Spartanburg to learn more about the selection process for Power Up and other resources available to the community

Get Started

Power Up participants can access online core and elective classes here. Q2 2024 courses available in March.


Networking is a key part of business success! Stay connected with our Power Up events.


One Spartanburg

Jay Jenkins
Director of Small & Minority Business Development


USC Upstate

Jeff Stinson
Dean, George Dean Johnson College of Business and Economics