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SCRA Black History Month Spotlight
Meet Kendrick Pullen and Marlon Brown!

SCRA is celebrating Blacks making history during Black History Month, and beyond. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Kendrick Pullen and Marlon Brown, co-founders of the SCRA Member Company, LifeTagger. LifeTagger allows companies to deliver highly-relevant and personalized experiences to their target customers based on their proximity to any person, place, thing, or idea. Because LifeTagger creates active connections, businesses can integrate their existing touchless tools and applications to the LifeTagger platform and orchestrate a superior customer experience. Kendrick and Marlon are passionate about using technology and entrepreneurship to continue to create pathways to improve lives. Read more.
Blue Eye Soft Announces Patent Award for AI Technology
Blue Eye Soft, an SCRA Member Company, announced that the U.S. Patent Office has officially awarded a utility patent for the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology. It powers a clinical decision support tool that analyzes chest x-rays to more rapidly detect COVID-19, and other illness such as cancer, developing in lungs. Read more.
SCRA Member Company Featured on NPR Radio Show
Matthias Breugelmans, CEO of Elastrin Therapeutics Inc., an SCRA Member Company, was recently featured on NPR's SC Business Review. Listen as host Mike Switzer and Matthias discuss Elastrin’s new drug delivery platform that won them the most recent Innovision Technology Development Award. Listen to the episode.
SC EPSCoR Announces Phase-0 Program Solicitation
The goal of the Phase-0 Program is to encourage and support South Carolina small businesses in their proposal development activities to compete effectively for SBIR/STTR Federal funding. The request can be either to support the “Materials Assembly and Design Excellence in South Carolina” (MADE in SC) initiative funded by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 Program and/or the SC Science and Technology Plan, or to be in support of other areas described in the SC Science and Technology Plan (Vision 2025). Full Proposals due by 2/24/22 at 5pm. Read more.
SCRA Webinar: Implementing Proactive Cybersecurity
During the webinar you will learn a practice to IMMEDIATELY align your business with basic cybersecurity measures! Learning to implement proactive cybersecurity not only protects your company’s brand, it also let’s your customers know you are PROACTIVELY protecting the data, they TRUST you to secure! Learn more.
FEB 17 @11:00 a.m
SCRA Webinar: Implementing Proactive Cybersecurity.
FEB 17 @11:00 a.m
HTC Aspire Hub ribbon cutting. Learn more.
FEB 22-24
SCBIO 2022 – SC Life Sciences' Annual Meeting Learn more.
FEB 22 @5:00 p.m
SCRA/PTB: Tech Tuesday. Learn more.
MAR 1-3
SC Automotive Summit.  Learn more.
MAR 3 @4:30 p.m
i4Series: Growing Your Brand & Business Through Exceptional Storytelling Learn more.
Thank You to
our Diamond, Platinum, & Gold IPF Contributors
  • Accounting Systems Inc. 
  • Ameris Bank
  • ASAP Expediting & Logistics LLC
  • Atlantic-Pacific Express, Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Carolinas Dermatology and Plastic Surgery PA
  • Charleston ENT Associates
  • Comporium, Inc. 
  • Dominion Energy Southeastern Services, Inc.
  • Great Southern Homes, Inc.
  • Herndon Chevrolet
  • Home Telecom 
  • McCullough Khan, LLC 
  • Oonaco LLC 
  • Precision Molecular Solutions LLC
  • Republic Reign LLC
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.
  • Trident Construction, LLC
  • United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Yarborough Applegate LLC