June 19, 2020
Don't forget to register!
To protect the safety of all participants, the 2020 SC Launch Summit is being held virtually. It will feature a panel of keynote speakers on June 23 , and a SC Launch & Learn four-part Summit Series. W e invite you to have lunch while participating from the comfort of your home. Learn more and register .
New Industry Partnership Fund Position
The South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) has announced that Andy Olsen was named Business Development Manager on June 1st. The Business Development Manager role is a new one solely focused on increasing contributions to the Industry Partnership Fund (IPF). Since its inception in 2006, the IPF provides dollar-for-dollar state tax credits to contributors. Read more.
Innovation and Recessions: SCRA offers lessons learned from 2008
What we also know to be true is that recessions spawn innovation and entrepreneurship. This Part II of a three-part series for SCRIBBLE on SCRA’s SC Launch explores lessons learned through telling examples of who we are, what we’re made of, how we create value in times of need, and what it means to step up with community in mind. Read more.
Contributed by Jill Sorensen, Director of SC Launch
B.C. Killough named to SCRA Boards
Barnwell Whaley member and registered patent attorney B.C. Killough has been named to two of the newly created South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) Business and Science Advisory Boards - Biomedical Sciences and Industry 4.0 - the latter of which he will serve as chair. He also serves on SCRA’s Medical Device Commercialization Advisory Panel (MDCAP). Read more.
JUNE 23 @ 10:00 a.m .
The program will feature Senator Lindsey Graham, President Robert Caslen, Lou Kennedy, and Dr. Phyllis Arthur. Learn more.
JULY 23-24
DIG SOUTH Virtual Tech Summit is coming. The same amazing content, stellar networking opportunities, investor pitches, exhibitors and more. Learn more.
Richland County distributing non-contact thermometers . Richland County’s Economic Development Office  has begun distributing noncontact infrared thermometers to local, private-sector businesses.The  Federal Emergency Management Agency  allocated devices to  the S.C. Emergency Management Division , which provided the thermometers to each county’s economic development office on a per capita basis, according to a news release. Read more.
Verizon to launch mentoring program for female entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19. Verizon will launch a mentoring program aimed at providing female entrepreneurs and business owners with a network of female business leaders to coach them on navigating a COVID-19 reality. The initiative comes after a company survey found that 49% of women-owned small businesses would find it helpful to find access to a network of like-minded female business leaders to navigate a post COVID-19 reality. Read more.