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SCRA Announces Investment in Cybersecurity Startup, Hook Security
SCRA announces its affiliate, SC Launch, Inc.’s, investment of $250,000 in Hook Security. The Greenville-based startup is a cybersecurity training provider focused on reducing the risks of cyberattacks for all types of companies.

Hook Security became an SCRA Member Company in 2019, and a Portfolio Company the same year with an initial investment of $250,000. They received this additional investment in May bringing the total to $500,000, reflected on the big check presented by SCRA Executive Director, Bob Quinn, and Investment Manager, Lee MacIlwinen, during DIG South’s Wild Pitch event. Read more.
Dominion Energy Contributes $200,000 to South Carolina Innovation
Dominion Energy, a leading energy provider, has contributed $200,000 to SCRA’s Industry Partnership Fund (IPF). The IPF funds SCRA’s programs, including grants to eligible SCRA Member Companies and to academic research projects that are producing industry solutions. Read more.
2021 InnoVision Awards Finalists Include Five SCRA Companies
InnoVision announced its finalists in each of their six award categories. They are large and small, spanning multiple industries, and located throughout the state – reflecting the vibrancy of the SC innovation economy. 

SCRA would like to congratulate our five companies, ArchCath, LLC, Elastrin Therapeutics Inc., Aconabolics, LLCQuicksortRx, and GeoMat LLC, who are 2021 InnoVision Awards finalists. Join us for the virtual Meet the Finalists Series as InnoVision Awards introduces the finalists and their innovations. Read more.
AUG 30 @3:30 p.m
Ten at the Top: Blues, Brews and BBQ event.
AUG 31 @5:00 p.m
Palmetto Tech Bridge: Tech Tuesday at Palmetto Brewing Co.
SEPT 1 @4:00 p.m
NEXT Venture Pitch Pre-Conference Screening. Learn more.
BMW Supplier Diversity Conference. Learn more.
SEPT 2 @7:00 p.m
Greenville Drive Baseball Theme Night: Furman Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
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 Conference. SCRA is a proud sponsor of this event. Learn more.
RPN Spotlight: FinTrust Capital Advisors
FinTrust Capital Advisors is an independent financial consulting and investment advisory firm based in Greenville, SC. FinTrust serves both corporate/institutional and personal wealth clients with its team of credentialed professionals which includes those with the AIF, CFA, CFP and CPA designations. Our guiding values of knowledge, integrity and stewardship lead us as we work with our clients. We offer a range of investment advisory services including strategic planning, fiduciary and retirement plan consulting, and investment management. 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