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SCRA Announces New Member Companies and Funding
Avolanta and VirtueRN were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) Member Companies. Heartbeat Technologies and Victory ExoFibres received new grant funding.

All SCRA Member Companies receive coaching, access to experts in SCRA’s Resource Partner Network, eligibility to apply for grant funding, and the potential to be considered for an investment from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc. Read more.
SCRA Member Company Selected as Grant Winner at GVL Starts Demo Day
Allan Symonette, founder of Surcee, an SCRA Member Company, who was selected as one of the three $5,000 startup grant pitch winners at the GVL Starts Demo Day.

The GVL Starts program was founded through the Hill Institute at Furman University and is designed to help local innovators move from idea to action by connecting them with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and teaching them the skills they need to fund and grow their ventures. The GVL Starts program features a concentrated and transformational 8-weeks of course work in everything from building a business plan and developing a marketing program to pitching business concepts and securing funding. Learn more.
SCRA Webinar: Innovation Ecosystem Series with Next Upstate
SCRA interviews Eric Weissmann, Executive Director of NEXT Upstate. Eric joined NEXT in the Fall of 2021. He comes by way of Cincinnati, where he was on the founding team of Cintrifuse, a similar ecosystem catalyst to NEXT. In this webinar we discuss Eric's learnings so far about the Upstate ecosystem, his vision for NEXT, and how he sees NEXT’s role in serving the local entrepreneurship community. Watch the recording.
APR 14 @3:00 p.m
Monthly TATT Chat: Katherine O’Neill, Chief Economic Development Officer for OneSpartanburg, Inc. Learn more.
APR 18-19
TechTalk22 and business matchmaking event hosted by SC Council on Competitiveness in Partnership with SCRA and the SC Dept. of Commerce. Learn more.
APR 22 @9:30 a.m
Women in Industry Day. SCRA is a proud sponsor of this annual event. Learn more.
APR 22 @9:30 a.m
College of Charleston: Spot on the Bricks, Boston Dynamics Spot Robot Showcase.
APR 22
2022 SC EPSCoR State Conference. Learn more.
APR 26-27
Manufacturing X.0
Southeast. Learn more.
MAY 11-13
DIG SOUTH Tech Conference. Learn more.
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our Diamond, Platinum, & Gold IPF Contributors
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