Click to View in Browser | August 20, 2021
SCRA Companies Named to Inc. 5000
Three SCRA companies made Inc. magazine annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. ZVerse, an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company, came in at #67 on the list. TerraStride Inc., an SC Launch, Inc. Graduate Portfolio Company, was ranked at #1,015, and Integrated Biometrics, an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company, came in at #2,043. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Read more.
GVL STARTS Names its First Class of Aspiring Entrepreneurs
The GVL STARTS program at Furman's Institute for Innovation is designed to help local innovators move from idea to action by connecting them with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and teaching them the skills they need to fund and grow their ventures.

The first cohort is a diverse group, with an equal split of men and women and racial minorities. Included in the inaugural GVL STARTS class is Zachary Stephens and Chandler Long, Co-founders of Sustain Edu, an SCRA Member Company. Read more.
April Heyward named VP of South Carolina Academy of Science
SCRA would like to send a mighty congratulations to our very own April Heyward, MRA, SC EPSCoR Program Manager, who was re-elected as the Vice President of the South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS) for a two-year term. April was also re-appointed to the SCAS Council for a three-year term. The objective of SCAS is to promote the advancement and constructive use of science in South Carolina. Learn more about SCAS.
AUG 25-26
2021 South Carolina Leadership Exchange.
SEPT 7 @11:00 a.m
SCRA Webinar: Building Software MVP’s (Minimum Viable Products). Following the Lean Startup Method for your App or Web-App. Learn more.
SEPT 16 @8:00 a.m
NEXT Venture Pitch 2021 Confrence. SCRA is a proud sponsor of this event. Learn more.
SEPT 20-22
RevTech Healthtech Summit. Learn more.
Resource Partner Network Spotlight: Smoak Public Relations
Smoak Public Relations specializes in clients, drawing on over 25 years of combined professional experience to build relationships that deliver measurable results. Creative, practical, and proven, they provide full service public relations management across the political, business, manufacturing, medical, and non-profit sectors. Learn more.
Thank You to
our Diamond, Platinum, & Gold IPF Contributors
  • Accounting Systems Inc. 
  • Ameris Bank
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Carolinas Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
  • Charleston ENT Associates
  • Comporium, Inc. 
  • Dominion Energy
  • Home Telecom 
  • McCullough Khan, LLC 
  • Oonaco LLC 
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • Trident Construction, LLC