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Black History Month Spotlight: Cruzzle

SCRA is celebrating some of our Black-owned Member Companies making history during Black History Month, and beyond. We’re shining the spotlight on Cruzzle, a crowd-gifting software company founded by software engineer Aaron Whitney, and his wife, Danica Whitney. Cruzzle provides an innovative way to fund special gifts and experiences for celebrations. A play on the words, puzzle and crowd, Cruzzle uses a unique virtual puzzle interface to conveniently split the cost of a gift into equal “pieces” that can be purchased by party guests. Cruzzle’s goal is to support the changing culture of gift-giving making it easy, affordable, and meaningful. Read more.
SCBIO Annual Meeting: February 16 & 17
Join hundreds of industry leaders, government and higher education officials, biotechnology and pharma executives, medical device, medtech, health IT and life sciences supporters from across America on February 16 and 17 for the SCBIO 2021 – South Carolina Life Sciences' Annual Meeting, delivered virtually to your desktop or device live! SCRA is a proud Mission Level Investor of this event. Register today and remember to stop by the SCRA virtual booth during the conference. Learn more and Register.
Bob Quinn to Deliver Keynote at Annual Charleston Engineers Banquet
Don't miss the Charleston Engineers Joint Council (CEJC) Engineers Week Banquet on February 23, as they celebrate the achievements of local engineering and South Carolina’s technical community. Bob Quinn, SCRA Executive director, will deliver the keynote and discuss ‘A Lifelong Career Path of Technology and Business Adventure’. Attendees will also enjoy festivities that include presentations of the Mercedes-Benz Vans STAR Engineer Scholarship, the Engineer of the Year and Technical Project Team of the Year Awards. The event will be streamed live from the Citadel. Learn more and Register.
Celebrate Valentines Day with Surcee
Valentine's Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate love in all its forms. Celebrate with Surcee, an SCRA Member Company. Celebrate romantic love for husbands, wives, boyfriends, and girlfriends. Celebrate familial love for your kids, your parents, your grandparents, and grandchildren. Celebrate elementary school crushes with Sweethearts candy hearts. Celebrate the love of our four-legged friends. Or, just celebrate the love of flowers and chocolate. Whatever love you want to celebrate, Surcee has gift ideas to make it a day to remember! Learn more.
FEB 16 @9:00 a.m.
SCBIO 2021: South Carolina Life Sciences' Annual Meeting. Learn more.
FEB 18 @12:30 p.m.
Techstars ATL Webinar: Eight Secrets of Product-Market Fit. Learn more.
FEB 25 @1:00 p.m.
SBDC: Paycheck Protection Program Funding. Learn more.
NASA: Countdown To Success Supplier Summit and STEM Experience. Learn more.
SC INBRE now accepting applications for grant awards. Learn more.
Federal Entrepreneurship Day
NatlEshipWeek's inaugural Federal Entrepreneurship Day will take place on Wednesday, February 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The online event will engage panels of agency representatives in conversation on topics important to America's entrepreneurship ecosystem. The event features speakers from: the Appalachian Regional Commission, National Institute of Health, NASA, SCORE, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Economic Development Administration, U.S. Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Veterans Health Administration.