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Join subject matter experts who will discuss the status of South Carolina innovation economy in 2020. The webinar will also include a panel discussion that addresses questions pertinent to innovation start-ups. All of this will be presented in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the innovation economy in SC.
SCRA Announces New SC Launch Director
The SCRA has announced that Russell Cook was recently named Director of SC Launch and Executive Director of SC Launch, Inc.
Cook will be 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 life science, technology, and advanced manufacturing industries. He will also serve as the liaison to the SC Launch, Inc. board of directors, which makes capital investments in SC Launch companies that successfully complete the due diligence process. Established in 2006, SC Launch, Inc., is an independent, nonprofit corporate affiliate of SCRA. Read more.
SC Launch Client Company Selected to Participate in Fashion for Change Program
SC Launch Client Company, Confidence, by Gabby, has been selected to participate in Informa Markets Fashion for Change incubator program. This new initiative is aimed at reducing barrier-to-entry for talent within the Black fashion community. Confidence, by Gabby produced the first patented double-face, double-snap barrette (also known as “GaBBY Bows”). In addition to the bows, the company offers a Mommy and Me Entrepreneurship Academy, which gives parents and their children the opportunity to work collaboratively toward entrepreneurship through micro-franchising the GaBBY Bows business, natural hair products, the GaBBY Bows book, and more. Read more.
SCRA Participates in SBA Roundtable
SCRA Executive Director, Bob Quinn, participated in a roundtable discussion with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator, Jovita Carranza. The topic was veteran-owned businesses, and COVID-19 related loans, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) PPP provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program. EIDL provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Read more.
SEPT 29 @12:00 p.m.
UofSC Darla Moore School of Business: 40th Annual Economic Outlook Conference. Learn more.
SEPT 29 @4:00 p.m.
InnoVision Awards: Meet the Finalists - Technology Development and Community Service. Learn more.
OCT 6 @4:00 p.m.
InnoVision Awards: Meet the Finalists - Technology Integration and Sustainability.
OCT 14 @11:00 a.m.
SC Launch & Learn: What’s it Worth? Determining the Value of your Company.
OCT 19-22
Acumen 2020 Agoria Belgium virtual conference. Catherine Hayes, SCRA Industry Manager will be presenting. Learn more.
NOV 4 @11:00 a.m.
SC Launch & Learn: Blockchain Basics: money, cryptocurrency, and blockchain.
The SCRA hosted Administrator Jovita Carranza from the U.S. Small Business Administration, in the Summerville office on September 24. Our Executive Director Bob Quinn, S.C. District Director Gregg White, and others participated in the roundtable discussion.