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SCRA Announces New SC Launch Director
SCRA has announced that Matt Bell was recently named Director of SC Launch and Executive Director of SC Launch, Inc. Bell replaces Russell Cook who resigned to focus on his recovery from a medical issue.

A member of SCRA’s leadership team, Matt Bell is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the SC Launch program, which provides mentoring, networking, and grant funding to eligible companies that are employing new technologies within the advanced materials and manufacturing, information technology, and life science sectors. He also serves as the liaison to the SC Launch, Inc. board of directors, which makes capital investments in SCRA Member Companies that successfully complete the due diligence process. Established in 2006, SC Launch, Inc., is an independent, nonprofit corporate affiliate of SCRA. Read more.
SCRA Board of Trustees Member Honored as Recipient of the 2021 Townes Award
The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science + Mathematics and its Foundation honored Lou and Bill Kennedy, co-owners & leaders of Nephron Pharmaceuticals with the 2021 Townes Award during “Empowering STEM Leaders,” the 27th annual Townes Award Celebration, on March 17. Lou Kenndey, CEO of Nephron Pharmaceuticals, serves on the SCRA Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee. Read more and watch the awards celebration as Bob Quinn, SCRA Executive Director, and others honor the and their accomplishments.
SCRA Webinar: Do You Really Know Your Customers?
DJoin us for our SCRA Webinar on April 22 at 11:00 a.m. The webinar focuses on a step by step walk through utilizing the Empathy Map in conjunction with interview, survey and observation methods to help validate a better understanding of your customer needs. The session will aid in ensuring that your value proposition is properly stated and optimized in your sales and marketing plan to meet your target customer segment. The Clemson Consulting Group will be the guest speakers for this webinar. Learn more and register.
MAR 31 @11:00 a.m.
SCBIO: Nexsen Pruet Life Sciences Webinar Series, Corporate Issues Affecting Life Sciences Companies. Learn more.
APR 22 @11:00 a.m.
SCRA Webinar: Do You Really Know Your Customers? Learn more.
Resource Partner Network Spotlight: Mappus Insurance Agency
Mappus Insurance understands with every signature that your risk can change. We are here to provide a free risk evaluation to help you determine what makes sense for you and your company now and in the future.

Mappus Insurance Agency is a locally owned and operated, independent insurance agency headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1960 by Theodore Tobias Mappus, Jr., Mappus Insurance Agency advises individuals, families and local businesses of the Lowcountry on their risk and insurance needs. Learn more.