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SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company 6AM City Selected as NEXT Venture Pitch Finalist 
Over 20 VCs representing world-class funds from across the country gathered last week to judge the top eight finalists and select their choice to take the stage at next month’s Venture Atlanta. The event was the culmination of a months-long effort narrowing down 100 applicants from all over the Carolinas to just one startup to represent the Upstate at one of the Southeast’s most prestigious events. Read more.
Read Part 2 of SCRA's Thought Leadership Series
Read the second installment in our Thought Leadership Series, in partnership with SC Biz News. Part two of six was authored by our very own Matt Bell, Director of SC Launch and Executive Director of SC Launch, Inc. In this segment Matt discusses his lessons learned and tips for pitching to investors. Read more.
Google Leader Shares Innovation Success Stories & Opportunities
South Carolina native and Google leader recently shared innovation success stories and opportunities at the “Innovation. Investment. Vision.” i4Series networking event. Wilson White spoke about his journey from growing up in Andrews, South Carolina, to attending GSSM, to his career as a computer engineer and patent attorney, to where he is now: Google’s Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy. Read more.
SEPT 28 @4:00 p.m
Innovision Awards - Meet the Finalists: Technology Development and Community Service. Learn more.
SEPT 28 @5:00 p.m
Palmetto Tech Bridge Tech Tuesday.
SEPT 29 @11:30 a.m
SCRA Webinar: Are Exoskeletons for You?
OCT 5 @4:00 p.m
Innovision Awards - Meet the Finalists: Small Enterprise and Education.
OCT 12 @4:00 p.m
Innovision Awards - Meet the Finalists: Technology Integration and Sustainability.
Resource Partner Network Spotlight: Kidder Group
The Kidder Group, Inc. recruits candidates who are either seasoned executives in manufacturing or technically superior engineers and managers. These people are in the top 10% of their peer group, and we define this by past accomplishments with quantifiable achievements and long discussions about their philosophy of management and leadership. Learn more.
Thank You to
our Diamond, Platinum, & Gold IPF Contributors
  • Accounting Systems Inc. 
  • Ameris Bank
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Carolinas Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
  • Charleston ENT Associates
  • Comporium, Inc. 
  • Dominion Energy
  • Home Telecom 
  • McCullough Khan, LLC 
  • Oonaco LLC 
  • Southeastern Freight Lines
  • Trident Construction, LLC