Patrick Bryant, Founder / Entrepreneur in Charleston, South Carolina
Patrick Bryant loves the start-up process… that moment when you create something innovative that can scale… when you see that clear vision of how to get a unique product or service to everyone on the planet. And then build a company around it with talented creative people.
Bidr makes events more money… a lot more money! Bidr’s unique software for event ticketing, silent auctions, raffles, & donations replaces paper for non-profit events all over the US. Attendees now use their cell phone to bid on items and get out-bid notifications allowing organizers to replace the chaos of a old-school silent auction or raffle.
The largest staff video crew provider in the US, Go To Team shot over 1200 shoot days last year, with 10 offices throughout the US including NY, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta & Charleston. Go To Team specializes in providing high quality video footage to television networks and national corporate clients. In the past ten years Go To Team’s footage, and finished productions have aired on every major network including NBC News, Fox Sports, MTV, the History Channel, ESPN, and HGTV.
London Cut Cigars innovates new products in the cigar industry including the Gold Cut cigar. The Gold Cut is wrapped in 24k gold creating a unique experience. The first of it’s kind, London Cut cigars owns the trademark for Gold color on cigars. Smokers love leaving 24k gold in their ash. London Cut’s products are sold world-wide.
SouthEaston Systems provides home technology installation to high-end custom home builders along the Southeast coast. Multiple teams of installers work to install home theater systems, home automation, and internet ready controlling devices.
Bryant feels strongly about making Charleston and South Carolina a better place to work as an Entrepreneur. He founded the Harbor Entrepreneur Center to provide a place to help others launch companies and create collision among the other entrepreneurs in the region. In addition, Bryant serves on the Executive Committee of the Charleston Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce and as Past Chairman of Goodwill Industries.
Bryant resides in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife Beth, and two sons Pate and Jack.
As a senior at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, SC he was awarded an internship with WIS-TV. Shortly after starting school at the University of South Carolina he returned to WIS as a freelance editor and cameraman.
Always an entrepreneur, Bryant started his first company Bryant Design at 16, then while still in college his second company – what is now Carolina Sound. These ventures opened his eyes to the world of small business and allowed him the opportunity to begin managing large projects.
In the beginning years of Go To Team, Bryant started out serving as an audio operator and freelance producer. He’s covered the Olympic Park Bombing, spent a week in front of Lewinsky’s home at the Watergate, been on the presidential campaign trail, and been soaked for countless hours covering hurricanes on the southeast coast. In 2011 the company passed 3 million in yearly gross revenues.