March 15, 2023

GrowCo Expands Ability to Serve Entrepreneurs with New Marketing Teammate

Madeline Alberse-Jones appointed as new marketing and communications coordinator

GrowCo has appointed Madeline Alberse-Jones as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for GrowCo & the Boyd Community Innovation Center effective March 1, 2023.

Alberse-Jones will be reimagining the future GrowCo brand and image as the organization continues to evolve with new leadership and investment from the Boyd Foundation. She will be integral to building the community of high growth high tech founders GrowCo serves and to connecting with founders to share the Boyd Community Innovation Center’s story with our audience of entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts in the Midlands.

With almost 6 years of graphic design experience, Alberse-Jones has a deep background in studio art, photography, videography, and social media marketing. She also has worked as a freelance graphic designer and photographer for several local companies in Columbia.


Alberse-Jones is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in visual communications. As a Columbia, S.C. native, she is well-versed in the experiences and sense of community Columbia has to offer.

“Maddie’s past experiences embody the startup mentality that GrowCo needs, and her love for her hometown of Columbia radiates,” says Caroline Crowder, Executive Director of GrowCo. “She brings a fresh perspective and many years of marketing experience to the organization, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

GrowCo board member & president Matt Vaadi added, “It’s exciting to see GrowCo continue to gain support from the community so we can better serve entrepreneurs. As the team expands, so will the impact. I’m confident Maddie will be a tremendous asset to local tech founders and entrepreneurs through GrowCo with the Boyd Foundation’s support.”

About GrowCo

Created by founders, for founders: GrowCo’s mission is to inspire, develop, and support high growth/high tech founders throughout their entire entrepreneurial journey with peer to peer connections & critical resources to optimize success rates and create an inclusive culture of entrepreneurship in the Midlands of SC.