Click to View in Browser | February 18, 2022
SCRA Black History Month Spotlight
Meet Christian Screen!

SCRA is celebrating Black History Month, and beyond. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on Christian Screen and the company he co-founded and operates as CEO. SCRA Member Company, AICG with their flagship product,, is a leading provider of machine learning, data integration, and business analytics solutions. His company helps businesses become more informed about their operational metrics, and allows any organization, from startups to large enterprises to gain insights to run their business better and create competitive advantages using the business value latent in their data. Christian started his business after seeing a problem in large and small organizations after implementing data and business analytics solutions for some of the biggest household brand companies in the world. Read more.
Home Telecom Recognized for their Diamond Level IPF Contribution
John Sircy, SCRA Director of Finance and Administration, and Andy Olsen, SCRA Business Development Representative, presented the Diamond Club Level IPF award to Will Helmly, President of Home Telecom. This award was presented in recognition of Home Telecom’s support of SCRA’s programs, which fuel the state’s innovation economy, at the Diamond level every year since the Club was created in 2019. Learn more about the IPF.
Portfolio Company Founder Featured in Goodness Exchange Podcast
Ryan Heafy, Co-founder and COO of 6AM City, an SC Launch Inc. Portfolio Company, was recently featured on the Goodness Exchange podcast. During this epioside, Ryan discusses his entrepreneurial journey, as well as the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned. Listen to the episode.
SCRA 2022 Annual Summit: Agenda Announced
The South Carolina Research Authority team is looking forward to seeing you at the annual summit, formerly the SC Launch Summit. It will be a day filled with inspiring speakers and exciting networking and learning opportunities. This year’s theme is ScaleUP SC, celebrating the hard work of innovators like you who are growing our state’s innovation economy. View the agenda and learn more.
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