Click to View in Browser | January 14, 2022
SCRA Produces Over One Billion Dollar Impact on South Carolina’s Economy
SCRA marked a strong year in 2021. The impact on South Carolina’s innovation economy was over a billion dollars. The total amount includes jobs supported, the salaries of Member and Portfolio Companies, grant funding to companies and academic institutions, and investments made by its affiliate, SC Launch Inc. SCRA’s economic impact was recently published in its annual report, ScaleUP SC. Read more.
New Orleans Wins Silver Anvil Award Using Portfolio Company's Technology
SC Launch, Inc Portfolio Company Citibot developed an AI-powered tool that’s behind the Orleans Parish Communication District winning a Silver Anvil Award from the New Orleans Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) chapter. The tool, called AI Chatbot, is an AI-powered web and text chat solution. The parish won the award for its excellent social media communications strategy promoting the “JAZZ” AI Chatbot Launch. Read more.
Portfolio Company's Pandemic Pivot Featured by Inc. Magazine
When Harold Hughes entered the first quarter of 2020, he had big plans. His audience-analytics company was rolling out to additional live-events venues, and he was projecting $1 million in sales for the year.

Then Covid came, and anything related to live events went into a hard pause. It was time, he decided, to pivot.

Bandwagon Fan Club had already been through one major pivot since its launch in 2014. It sold a product to ensure the right tickets got into the right hands on the secondary market, helping sports teams protect home-team advantage by making sure fans had a good time. Read more.
JAN 20 @11:00 a.m
SCRA Webinar: They’d Love You If They Knew You: A Marketing Jumpstart. Learn more.
JAN 22 @8:00 a.m
13th Annual SC INBRE Science Symposium 2022. Learn more.
JAN 25 @5:00 p.m
SCRA/Palmetto Tech Bridge: Tech Tuesday. Learn more.
FEB 10 @3:00 p.m
Monthly TATT CHAT. Learn more.
FEB 22-24
SCBIO 2022 – SC Life Sciences' Annual Meeting Learn more.
MAR 1-3
SC Automotive Summit.  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