Startup Now Workshop

A FREE four session course to help you bring your idea to the next level.

Get started turning your great ideas into scalable solutions and profitable businesses.
The perfect course for everyday people that don’t know where to start.

You’ve been sitting on that idea long enough.

Get that idea out of your head and take the first steps to bring it to life.Create the solution for the problem you face in your job, industry, or everyday life. Don’t waste time and money trying to do it on your own. This course will teach you the best startup practices to get you going in the right direction.

Complete all four sessions and receive Intro to Scalable Startups certification from eMYRge.

Startup Now Workshop Series

  • The Course: This FREE in-person, four-session course will provide a framework to transform your ideas into more precise business concepts. You’ll receive expert guidance, collaborate with others, and dive into proven tech systems and methods.
  • The Why: With eMYRge, you’ll get the vital knowledge, network, and community space to conceptualize, start, and grow a scalable business based on the problem you’ve identified, whether that be in your job, industry, or everyday life.

  • The Location: The HTC Aspire Hub, home of eMYRge in the Arts and Innovation District in downtown Myrtle Beach. 509 9th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

What is eMYRge?

eMYRge is on a mission to support startup founders with big scalable business ideas.

We’re determined to diversify the economy in the Myrtle Beach area by providing the resources founders need to innovate and grow their businesses right here on the Grand Strand; including mentorship, education, networking and angel funding.

We believe our Free Startup Now Workshop Series is a vital step to help you make your business idea/solution a reality and set you up to be eMYRge’s next startup founder SUCCESS STORY!

You can find eMYRge perfectly located inside the HTC Aspire in the Arts and Innovation District in downtown Myrtle Beach.

What will you learn?

Who will you meet?

Brandyn Miller - Course Instructor

Brandyn Miller, owner of CLEAR Message Coaching & Consulting and Managing director of BNI SC-GA, realized early on that relationships are more profitable than transactions. With years of experience in management, leadership, and business ownership he has a single focus… helping businesses grow.

Barb Royal - Course Instructor

Barb Royal is a Teacher Turned Tech Start-up Entrepreneur.  She is currently serving as the Executive Director of HTC Aspire Hub/eMYRge in Myrtle Beach’s Arts and Innovation District. Barb is also a Regional Professional Development Specialist for Catapult Learning where she teaches and coaches best practices for teachers all over the South East.

Joe Clark - Mentor

 Joe Clarke, CTO at,  is a seasoned software engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for turning innovative ideas into reality. As a partner at Prota Ventures he has led the engineering and architectural development of several scalable startups. 

Neil Willis - Mentor

Neil Willis is a USAF Veteran and a  Founder, Builder, Creator. He is the CEO/Founder of Hypersign, South Carolina’s  number one digital signage company. Neil also just founded his most recent startup, Kid Marshal, with his wife, Julie. 

Daniel O’Sullivan - Mentor

Daniel O’Sullivan is the Chief Product Officer of Crave Retail, and Vice President Board of Directors of eMYRge.  He has been a key player in several startups. Daniel has become a thought leader in the Product and User Experience (UX) fields through his innovative approach to solving complex challenges. 

Ray Antonino - Mentor

Ray Antonio is CEO/Cofounder of He is a Techstars alum, and he mentors startup founders in Myrtle Beach and all over the country.

Networking and advice from some of the most accomplished startup Founders in Myrtle Beach.

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