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SC Launch CEO Podcast: Vän Robotics
Listen as Laura Boccanfuso, founder and CEO of Vän Robotics, an SC Launch Inc. Portfolio Company, discusses the history, challenges, and future of Van Robotics, an innovative Columbia-based robot tutor developer. Listen on Spotify. Listen on Apple Podcast.
SCRA Companies Named to Inc. 5000
Three SC Launch Inc. Portfolio Companies, 6AM City, GoodUnited, and Integrated Biometrics, and one SCRA Graduate Company, Terrastride, were named to the Inc. 5000 list of fast-growing private companies. Companies on the Inc. 5000 for 2022 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. Read more.
Save the Date: 2022 SC Decoded Conference in Columbia, SC
The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness will host the SC Decoded Conference on September 15th to unlock and embrace the key public, private, and academic technological capabilities the Palmetto State has to offer. SC Decoded is a premier cybersecurity and tech conference for South Carolina companies and leaders to learn and engage on today’s top cyber topics and opportunities. Learn more and register.
Thriving Through Change: A Life Sciences Forum - September 14
Gain new insights, sharpen your knowledge, network with industry leaders, and connect with new business opportunities at this SCBIO Forum:  Thriving Through Change. This half-day program is the perfect way for managers, directors, and executives in life sciences to gain critical insights on the industry, and updates on the latest news and trends, to help you profitably grow your business and make connections. Light breakfast and networking lunch are included. Space is limited. Learn more and register.
SCRA Events
AUG 25 @7:30 a.m
SCBIO: Upstate Women in Life Sciences Breakfast. Learn more.
SEPT 15 @11:00 a.m
SCRA Webinar: Charleston/Lowcountry Innovation Ecosystem Series with Stanfield Gray & Grady Johnson.
SEPT 19-21
FRESH 2022 Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit. Catherine Hayes, SCRA industry manager, will be a panelist during the Industry 4.0 panel.
SEPT 22 @11:00 a.m
NEXT Venture Summit.
SEPT 30 @9:30 a.m
NavVis Digital Factory Solutions Showcase at the College of Charleston. Catherine Hayes, SCRA industry manager, will also give an overview of SCRA and an industry interview.
SBIR/STTR Readiness Program for HBCUs & MSIs
XLerateHealth, was recently awarded an SBA Catalyst award to enhance our SBIR/STTR programming for HBCUs and other minority
serving institutions in the southeast region.
Thank You to
our Diamond, Platinum, & Gold IPF Contributors
  • Accounting Systems Inc. 
  • Ameris Bank
  • ASAP Expediting & Logistics LLC
  • Atlantic-Pacific Express Inc.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Carolinas Dermatology and Plastic Surgery PA
  • Charleston ENT Associates
  • Comporium Inc. 
  • Dominion Energy Southeastern Services Inc.
  • Great Southern Homes Inc.
  • Herndon Chevrolet
  • Home Telecom 
  • McCullough Khan LLC 
  • Oonaco LLC 
  • Precision Molecular Solutions LLC
  • Republic Reign LLC
  • Southeastern Freight Lines Inc.
  • Trident Construction LLC
  • United Community Banks Inc.
  • Yarborough Applegate LLC