Mark W. Richards from Charleston SC came up with his first product idea at a young age. Passionate about the city of Charleston, SC, where he grew up and went to college, Mark now works hard to afford others with the same opportunities his experience has awarded. Not only is he full of innovative ideas, but Mark executes these ideas into products and educational services for up-and-coming entrepreneurs.  Having started over twelve businesses, Mark Richards is an investor, serial entrepreneur, and leader in the industry.

Mark started his first company in August of 1990.  It was a manufacturing company that produced hazardous waste liners for the transportation industry.  Now, Mark oversees endeavors in a variety of industries as diverse as boat design, to the manufacturing of corrugated boxes and intermodal packaging.

What are some of these business? Mark Richards acts on the board of advisors for Harbor Accelerators. This program motivates entrepreneurs in the Charleston region, fueling them with the guidance necessary to start.  Seed Charleston is another company devoted to helping entrepreneurs in Charleston by offering capital and mentoring.  Richards is the founder of PolyClean USA. PolyClean USA recently received a Charleston Business Journal Innovation Award.  Richards himself won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Mark Richards loves passionately diving into new business ventures. He is known for passion, energy, and creativity in the workplace, happily working with individuals and companies alike in develop new products and strategies.