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A Note From the Executive Director
I am pleased to announce that Russell Cook is the new Director of SC Academic Innovations. Russell served as program director for SC Launch when it began operations in 2006 and authored the University Startup Assistance Grant (now Academic Startup Assistance Grant). He also served as managing director of Comporium Ventures where he managed the company’s strategic investment portfolio.

A graduate of Wofford College, Russell spent fourteen years as a trustee for SC Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc., and served as board chair for a two-year term. He is a member of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association and has earned the designation of South Carolina Certified Economic Developer. Please join me in welcoming Russell. 

Best regards,
Bob Quinn, SCRA Executive Director
SCRA Portfolio Company Featured on NPR Radio Show
Zachary Eikenberry, CEO of Hook Security Co., an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company, was recently featured on NPR's SC Business Review. Listen as host Mike Switzer and Zach talk about Hook Security Co. and cybersecurity training for business. Listen to the podcast episode.
Lou Kennedy Receives Key to the City of Columbia
Congratulations to Lou Kennedy, President, CEO and Owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and SCRA Executive Committee Board Member, who recently received the Key to the City of Columbia from the mayor last month. Read more.
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13th Annual SC INBRE Science Symposium 2022. Learn more.
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SCBIO 2022 – SC Life Sciences' Annual Meeting Learn more.
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