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Listen to the SC Launch CEO Podcast featuring Citibot
Listen as Bratton Riley, Founder and CEO of Citibot, an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company, discusses the history of his AI-powered chatbot solution company and his experience with SC Launch.

Citibot connects citizens to their local government by integrating text messaging and messenger apps into an interactive customer service experience. With Citibot, citizens report city issues and get answers to their questions, and the city saves time and money by quickly and efficiently solving problems. Listen to the podcast.
McDonald's Hiring Platform Integrates with AI-Powered Solution, Sprockets
McHire, powered by Paradox, the platform that McDonald’s franchise operators trust to source, hire, and onboard new employees with fast, mobile-first experiences, now offers an integration with Sprockets, an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company, to reveal who will perform like their best crew members and reduce bias in the workplace. Read more.
SC's Brightest Will Share Success Stories & Unveil New Innovation Opportunities During Networking Event
i4Series in partnership with the SC Governor’s School for Science and Math (GSSM), will host Wilson L. White, an engineer, lawyer, and angel investor who now leads a global policy team at Google as the Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy. Wilson will share how GSSM changed his life, and give insight about Google investments, how the tech giant supports startup founders and he'll share his own investment philosophy. Event will begin at at 6:00pm on Wednesday, September 15. Learn more and register.
SEPT 7 @11:00 a.m
SCRA Webinar: Building Software MVP’s (Minimum Viable Products). Following the Lean Startup Method for your App or Web-App. Learn more.
SEPT 15 @6:00 p.m
Innovation. Investment. Vision. Rooftop Networking Event.
SEPT 16 @8:00 a.m
NEXT Venture Pitch 2021 Conference. SCRA is a proud sponsor of this event. Learn more.
SEPT 28 @4:00 p.m
Innovision Awards - Meet the Finalists: Technology Development and Community Service. Learn more.
OCT 5 @4:00 p.m
Innovision Awards - Meet the Finalists: Small Enterprise and Education. Learn more.
RPN Spotlight: Palmetto Biomedical
Palmetto Biomedical is a medical device design & consulting firm located in Columbia, South Carolina. Palmetto was founded in 2007 by Dr. Lawrence M. Boyd, an international leader in medical device innovation with over 60 issued U.S. patents for medical devices and related procedures. Dr. Boyd is an experienced business leader & entrepreneur, having founded two medical device-focused ventures. He has more than two decades of experience leading product development, engineering and business development efforts for medical devices in orthopaedic and spine surgery. Palmetto provides a range of services in areas including product development & prototyping, intellectual property strategy, business development, venture due diligence, surgeon & staff training, and technical writing. 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