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Black History Month Spotlight: Bandwagon
SCRA is celebrating some of our Black-owned Member Companies making history during Black History Month, and beyond. We’re shining the spotlight on Bandwagon, an identity infrastructure company that helps organizations aggregate, manage, and store valuable consumer identity information. Bandwagon’s proprietary platform utilizes a permission-only blockchain, homomorphic encryption, and multi-party computing to help their customers, typically live event organizers and experience creators, collaborate with other stakeholders to deliver safety and security as they gather large groups of people together in-person (and virtually). Founder and CEO, Harold Hughes started the company in 2015 in the interest of creating better communities in real life but as he learned more about the market and the pain point of businesses and consumers, he realized that the best communities are built on trust and transparency and that Bandwagon needed to provide that support for the industry. Bandwagon's flagship product, Aura, has been used internationally to address these industry challenges. Read more.
Terex Utilities Adds New Viatec SmartPTO to HyPower Hybrid Solutions
Terex Utilities announces the newest addition of its HyPower hybrid solutions – the Viatec SmartPTO, an SCRA Portfolio Company. This simple and reliable product reduces idling, increases fuel savings, and minimizes noise and air pollution by utilizing stored plug in electric power to operate the equipment. The Viatec SmartPTO is available on a variety of Hi-Ranger telescopic, overcenter, and non-overcenter aerial devices and Commander and General digger derricks. Read more.
SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative
The Emerging Leaders Initiative is an intensive executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities. Developed by SBA and drawing on the experiences of advisors and business leaders in urban communities across the country, this comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to catapult your company to the next level and help it emerge as a force in your community. Read more.
U.S. Department of Defense Announces “5G to Next G” Program
The DoD has established the “5G to Next G” program to accelerate implementation of advanced wireless communications. The program uses a "crawl, walk, run” approach, proceeding from exploratory work, to early 5G-enabled prototypes, to advanced application prototypes and then full-scale implementations to achieve the individual project outcomes that are enabled by 5G technology. The 5G to Next G program has selected four DoD sites to conduct 5G experimentation.

Eligibility: Open to members of academia, industry and the research community worldwide; Minority-Owned and Small Businesses are encouraged to apply.

Countdown to Success Supplier Summit
Charleston County and NASA have teamed up to bring you the Countdown to Success Supplier Summit with Supplier Matchmaking Session on March 3 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Supplier Summit focuses on you and your business success. Learn how to connect with NASA officials, government agencies, and local businesses to pursue partnership opportunities. SCRA is a proud Apollo Level sponsor of this event. Learn more.
InnoVision Forum: AI, from Abstract to Application
MAR 23 @3:30 p.m.
Learn about artificial intelligence and how it is being used in South Carolina companies. AI is again a popular buzzcronym in our technical vocabulary.
Learn: What is the state of AI in today's tech environment and how AI is used effectively in an application at Snap-on Tools developed by an Upstate SC company. We will tap Zoom capabilities for more conversations and networking during and after the discussion.
2020 SCRA Annual Report
Resource Partner Network Spotlight: Jenno Co.
Jenno Co. helps competitive companies turn passion and purpose into priceless engagement with important audiences. We specialize in content marketing for the life science, tech/IT and medtech industries. Our support empowers companies to transform complex products, services, and concepts into highly engaging content for greater visibility and impact with clients, funders, and talent. Learn more.