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February Salon: Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 pm


Tales from Technology Entrepreneurs

Bloomberg recently dubbed Greenville as the “Silicon Valley of the South.”

According to Bloomberg,

“This city, a onetime hub for textile and apparel production, seems to have found the answer to the question confounding the U.S. right now: How do you revive postindustrial towns and make them part of the knowledge economy?”

How is the Greenville community supporting this technology ecosystem? How are we supporting our technology entrepreneurs and our local business? Do we have the infrastructure and talent to support this growth?

Join us for our February salon as we discuss these issues.


Our Presenters

Michael Mino
Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in the Carolinas

Michael is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and grown a number of technology-based start-ups. His most recent re-startup, PropertyBoss Solutions, was sold to a private equity firm in 2016.

His electrical engineering and finance MBA education help him navigate that exciting intersection of building ventures by solving problems with technology. He started his career developing factory automation for large businesses including Kodak, Xerox, and Black and Decker.

Boards he has served on include Clemson’s Rutland Institute for Ethics, Institute for Global Road Safety and Security (IGRSS), ORMEC Systems Corp, and InnoVision Awards.  While scouting for the next ad-venture, he facilitates courses in entrepreneurship and technology innovation in the Clemson MBA and CUICAR programs and mentors start-ups in the region.


Toby Stansell
Industrial Revolution 4.0: Expanding Opportunities for Tech Entrepreneurs

For more than three decades, G. T. “Toby” Stansell has served in executive roles for high-impact, fast-growth organizations that understand the need to leverage innovation and technology for improved operational and financial performance.

Mr. Stansell specializes in developing and deploying innovative approaches to an organization’s most pressing problems and primary opportunities, and his involvement imprints an indelible culture within commercial, civic, and cultural entities that motivates, galvanizes, and unifies the organization’s personnel to fulfill its true purpose.

Toby’s primary objectives when leading an organization are to impart a sustainable positive and productive culture, identify and capitalize upon transformative opportunities, and optimize operational and financial performance.

His prescriptive approach has equipped organizations of all shapes and sizes to make better decisions faster, leverage their strengths for a competitive edge, and maximize results.


Admission is free, but registration is required.

Cash Bar at 6:00 for networking and relationship building. Program begins promptly at 6:30.

TEDxGreenvilleSalons are sponsored by Clemson MBA.


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