Supported Companies

161 Companies

52 Apps, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

52inc is a design and development studio that build apps for iOS, Android, and the web.

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5th Dimension, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

5th Dimension has developed a patent pending, next generation mobile technology that allows businesses to send digital content (pictures, graphics, audio video, and barcodes) to consumers’ mobile devices as a text message. This includes engagements (questions) allowing them to drive revenue and better serve their customers.

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Accessible Diagnostics, LLC

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

Accessible Diagnostics is developing a smartphone-based, at-home health test platform in collaboration with healthcare professionals. Their first proprietary product, Vet-Tab, is a painless glucose test for a beloved family member, a diabetic dog. 

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ActivEd

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

ActivEd is an educational technology company providing an innovative movement based platform that accelerates learning while improving health. ActivEd's Walkabouts™ provide web-based lessons that activate Pre-K through 2nd grade curriculum with fun, standard-based movement.

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Aeterna Zentaris, Inc.

  • Landing Party
  • Life Sciences

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing novel treatments in oncology and endocrinology. The Company's pipeline encompasses compounds at various stages of development.

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Agri-Tech Producers, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

ATP's uses patented and patent-pending torrefaction processes to convert wood and plant biomass into a clean and renewable alternative to coal, as well as an enhanced feedstock from which a variety of bio-products can be made. IP: ATP has an exclusive license to NC State's torrefaction technology.

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American Titanium Works, LLC (ATW)

  • Landing Party
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

The first titanium mini-mill with proven titanium production technologies.

Aptus, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Aptus will provide sophisticated yet easy to use laboratory equipment for developing and testing tissue-engineered and regenerative-medicine products. We will work with our customers using these products to help bring their research to clinical applications. Future expansion will offer clinical grade bioreactors for these tissue engineered products.

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Aravis BioTech, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Aravis develops technology to non-invasively and quantitatively monitor bone fracture healing to inform physicians and patients when it is safe to bear weight and monitor implanted medical device infections. 

Arch Catheter, LLC.

  • Client
  • Life Sciences

Arch Catheter, LLC. is developing a medical device for use in heart valve replacement, bypass and stenting procedures. The device will help prevent the occurrence of strokes in heart and vascular surgery patients. In addition, the company plans to create an institute for the acceleration of medical devices in the heart and vascular space.

ASSET, LLC (aka Advanced Smart Systems and Evaluation Technologies, LLC)

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

ASSET is a University of South Carolina spin-off company that researches and develops intelligent infrastructure technologies primarily for physical security and predictive healthcare applications. This technology is a new way to locate and detect activity anywhere in or on a structure. 

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Avancen MOD Corp.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

Medication dispenser using Radiofrequency Identify action (RFID) for secure drug delivery.

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Bandwagon, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

Bandwagon is an online fan community for college sports fans. With Bandwagon, fans have the option to sell their tickets to fans of their team. We are a technology that loves sports so we designed our platform to help fans enhance their game day.

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BarberWind Turbines, LLC

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

BarberWind Turbines, LLC is a groundbreaking wind technology company that designs, manufactures, constructs and maintains wind energy assets.

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Better IV, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Better IV LLC is a medical device startup that seeks to further develop and bring to market their patented design for a device that has better peripheral intravenous access. The device enables a safer, longer lasting, and more comfortable IV experience for patients and no special training or equipment is required for use by medical staff.

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Booster (formerly Crowdr TV)

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Booster is a unique mobile app that provides real-time communication while raising money. By combining live video with transaction functionality, the company aims to build authentic relationships between users and their financial supporters. 

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Boyd Cycling

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

BOYD Cycling is a high performance bicycle wheel manufacturer based in Greenville, SC. BOYD designs and engineers products in the USA. All wheels are handbuilt in Greenville. 

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Bridge to Life, Ltd.

  • Landing Party
  • Life Sciences

Bridge to Life is a biotech company focused on the research, development and commercialization of products for the human organ transplant market.

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Bublish, Inc.

  • Client
  • Information Technology

Bublish is the world's first complete, cloud-based publishing platform with integrated marketing, branding and discoverability features. The platform enables authors to write, publish, promote, distribute, sell and track their work from one dashboard.

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Bytech Technologies, LLC

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Agribusiness solutions provider dedicated to improving farmers' productivity by increasing access to markets, providing systems to improve efficiency and creating a network of information and resources.

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CanCure, LLC (dba CanzX Biotherapeutics)

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

CanCure is developing a novel immuno-oncology treatment, CuraB-10. This therapeutic monoclonal antibody targets a key mechanism of tumor immunosuppression. By eliminating immune suppressive factors deployed by cancer cells, CuraB10 restores patients' own immunity to effectively fight cancer in over 80% of patients.

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Care.IT, Inc.

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Pronounced like the vegetable, Care.IT is healthcare anytime, anywhere at half the cost of traditional health insurance. Care.IT allows remote diagnosis and prescriptions, while implementing market driven cost containment.

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CareCam Health Systems

  • Graduate
  • Life Sciences

The CareCam is a patient issued video/audio documentation system that categorizes patient care data. Our patented technology and device combined with existing EMR will revolutionize healthcare documentation. The lifesaving bedside recall of diagnostic assessment and intervention care is accurate, complete and instantaneously available on demand locally and globally.

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Carolina Seed Systems

  • Client
  • Life Sciences

Carolina Seed Systems is an agricultural company that optimizes crop seeds using genomic technologies. The result is a superior, hybrid seed that will accelerate crop growth in the Southeast. Their primary focus in on the cereal crop sorghum, also referred to as milo, which is primarily used to feed livestock.

Charleston Laboratories, Inc.

  • Graduate
  • Life Sciences

Charleston laboratories is the only acute pain care company equipped with a rich pipeline built with one purpose- preventing and reducing nausea and vomiting at every level of pain. 

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CharlestonPharma, LLC

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

CharlestonPharma is focused on developing first in class fully human antibodies to nucleolin. Nucleolin is a multi-functional protein that is highly overexpressed on the external surface of various leukemias and solid tumors but is usually undetectable on the surface of the corresponding normal cells. This makes nucleolin antibodies excellent drug candidates.  

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Chassante, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

Chassante, is affiliated with MUSC. Their focus is to provide solutions that allow patient advocates and caregivers to track and share health status of patients. The company was approved for a $25,000 Academic Start-up Assistant Program Grant

Cirtemo, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Designs and manufactures (through partners) patented optical filters, called Multivariate Optical Elements (MOEs), which are encoded to detect and measure very complex chemical signatures and attributes.

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Citibot

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

Citibot located in Charleston, is a communication tool that gives users access to quickly report an issue, find information or ask a question directly to your local government and get an instantaneous response via text message. Citibot recently announced its Version 2.0 product launch with Charleston County and has customers in Texas, Virginia and New Jersey.

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Cliently

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Cliently is a lead generation and retention platform that helps companies of all sizes engage with potential prospects. The company’s workflow automation creates personalized content, such as emails, postcards, video messages, branded merchandise and even real phone calls, to create opportunities without hours of prospecting.

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Clinacuity

  • Client
  • Information Technology

Clinacuity's solutions extract critical information from patient electronic healthcare records. The data extracted provides clarity and efficiency to improve patient care as well as provides de-identified information to researchers that will enhance treatment outcomes. The company is developing two product prototypes with funding from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences with clinical impact evaluations by Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of Utah.

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Connecting Health Innovations, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Connecting Health Innovations, LLC (CHI) is commercializing products and services that help medical professionals screen for and manage patients at risk of diseases caused by chronic inflammation, since virtually all major chronic diseases in the U.S. (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer) can be prevented by adopting a less inflammatory diet.

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Constructis, LLC

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

CONSTRUCTIS is a leader in Kinetic Energy. With the high demand for clean energy, CONSTRUCTIS has brought to life a roadway system that allows traffic to create renewable energy. Their Roadway Energy Sensory Systems (R.E.S.S.) are power modules that can be installed and buried to capture and convert kinetic motion to energy for electricity, when a vehicle passes over it. They manufacture, install, and maintain these patented devices for US military deployment, commercial use, and full scale utility applications nationwide. 

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CorrScan, LLC

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

CorrScan provides high technology vision systems web control machinery to the corrugated paper board market.

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CreatiVasc Medical, Inc.

  • Graduate
  • Life Sciences

CVM is a medical device company that develops products designed to reduce the devastating complications and medical costs associated with surgical procedures that connect patients with kidney failure to dialysis machines.

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Cryogenix

  • Client
  • Life Sciences

Cryogenix has developed novel solutions to preserve human tissues and provide live, reliable samples for human disease research and drug discovery.

CuRE Innovations, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

CuRE Innovation is a life science company improving materials used in dentistry. The anti-microbial characteristics of CuRE’s patent protected copper iodide (CuI) particles impart clinical benefit in a range of dental materials, from dental adhesives and sealants to implant abutments. CuRE's lead product from this platform technology is an anti-caries dental adhesive to be used with resin-based composite dental restorations.

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Delta Bravo

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

Delta Bravo is an artificial intelligence platform that improves database performance and security while reducing the cost impact of data growth. The platform uses predictive analytics and machine learning to identify database performance and security issues, quantify their impact and recommend fixes. Delta Bravo is setup in less than 5 minutes for SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL environments.

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DigitalDerm

  • Graduate
  • Life Sciences

DigitalDerm’s MoleMapCD provides high quality digital images of a patient’s skin surface, establishing a comprehensive baseline in the patient’s medical record. The software and patient images are included on a single CD disk provided to both physician and patient. The CD auto runs on any Windows based computer. The MoleMapCD, used as an adjunct to the physician’s examination and for the patient’s self-examination, aids both parties in identifying changes in the patient’s “moles.” This promotes the early detection of melanoma (saving lives) while avoiding unnecessary excisions and biopsies (decreasing medical costs).

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Electronic Health Network, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Allows health organizations, payers & public health agencies the ability to securely share patient's protected health information regardless of electronic medical record software, location, size or complexity of operations.

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Ellipsis Technologies, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Ellipsis has developed a proprietary web security technology which allows a website owner to invisibly detect human site visitors while quarantining all suspicious visitors. The Human Presence real-time technology allows human site visitors to avoid frustrating CAPTCHA-like tests. The Ellipsis technology helps clients to focus on user experience, user retention, customer satisfaction and ultimately higher online sales. 

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Elongator Tailgates, Inc.

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Elongator has developed a tailgate system with an integrated, folding extension that replaces factory tailgates. The patented product locks in two positions to either extend the standard cargo bed or to provide adjustable loading ramps that can accommodate anything from motorcycles to all-terrain vehicles and lawn equipment. The product successfully debuted in 2017 at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) industry trade show in Las Vegas

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ENGAGE Talent (formerly Job Market Maker)

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

ENGAGE Talent serves employers and candidates with innovative, patented software solutions to recruit talent, close skill gaps and enhance careers. The company leverages advanced analytics to improve talent acquisition decision making, focusing on addressing a specific client need: the timely acquisition and selection of highly qualified candidates to help fulfill their business objectives. ENGAGE Talent's IT solution offers an efficient, cost-effective way to help employers achieve this goal. 

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Engineered Marine Coatings, Inc.

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Founded by two University of South Carolina graduates, EMC offers top of the line marine paint that they call Quantum technology. The founders combined their knowledge of aerospace technology coatings with marine paint to produce the Quantum line of paint and other additives, sealers, and primers.

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EnviroMix, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

EnviroMix technology enables municipal and industrial water and wastewater industries  to manage and control aeration and mixing as a part of the required biological process. The cutting-edge, patented technology offers comprehensive processes that enable treatment plants to operate more efficiently, while meeting the growing demand for nutrient removal.

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ERG Payroll & HR

  • Client
  • Information Technology

ERG Payroll and HR is a comprehensive HR solution helping small to mid-sized businesses maintain compliance, remove the administrative burden of HR and be a better place to work. The technology is used by more than 75,000 companies nationwide and provides an easy-to-use platform to manage payroll and HR functions. ERG donates 3% of all revenue to charity. 

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Extremiti3D (aka Reify, Inc.)

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Extremiti 3D is addressing the needs of the 1.5 million lower limb amputees in the United States. By working with Certified Prosthetic professionals, they will produce 3D printed prosthetic sockets and cosmetic covers with improved fit and reduced fabrication time at a reasonable cost. This unique product line utilizes state-of-the-art digital scanning and 3D printing of products which are precise for each patient. 

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EZWaves, LLC

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

EZWaves' software pairs consumers with great captains in real time. EZWaves is a SaaS company providing boat captains tools to manage their business, incorporating marketing components geared to make boating easy for tourists and guests.

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Fatsack Outdoors, Inc.

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

Fatsack Outdoors, Inc is a Greenville-based technology company committed to disrupting and improving the fishing experience; both on and off the water. Their app is designed to help users become a better and more skilled fisherman. Features include a catch log to record every detail about your catch and this new platform allows anyone, from anywhere, to compete in or host virtual fishing competitions.

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FieldVine, Inc. (dba PermitZone)

  • Client
  • Information Technology

Permit Zone provides contractors and individuals the ability to pull construction permits online as well as access to permitting requirements and municipal knowledge - nationwide.

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FirstString Research, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

Drug development company for scar prevention, inflammation reduction, wound healing and complex tissue regeneration.

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Get Tech Fit

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Get Tech Fit has developed a 3D scanner for mobile devices. The application is targeted for use in manufacturing orthotics and prosthetics. In less than one minute, physicians can use their mobile devices to measure, collect and send a patient’s digital scan to CAD software for shaping and 3D printing. This new method allows for a one-millimeter degree of precision and the opportunity to quickly run multiple iterations for the best patient fit.

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Global Transplant Solutions, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

Global Transplant Solutions (GTS) is developing products for the human organ procurement and transplant marketplace. They currently supply a complete portfolio of organ preservation solutions to the Canadian transplant market and have received FDA clearance for their first product in the United States. The company is awaiting FDA clearance for their second US product and plans to gain FDA clearance for four additional solutions, which together will represent 99% of all organ preservation solutions used worldwide. Global Transplant Solutions currently has distribution agreements established with several national and international partners. They have offices in Duncan, SC at Spartanburg Community College’s Spark Center SC and Toronto, Canada.

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Go Where I Go, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Go Where I Go is a referral application that provides the ability for users to refer friends to their favorite businesses, as well as providing businesses with analytics on their referrals.

Good Done Great, Inc.

  • Graduate
  • Information Technology

GDG customizes employee engagement and corporate philanthropy platforms for global brands. 

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Healthy Hands Cooking

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Healthy Hands Cooking is a patent pending online training, certification and business support system that aims to fight childhood obesity and improve individuals' economic well-being by offering a career path for home cooks to teach others about healthy cooking and nutrition. The company was also approved for a $15,000 Project Development Fund grant.

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Healthy Humming

  • Client
  • Life Sciences

Healthy Humming’s patented product combines acoustic vibration and pressure to relieve nasal congestion, sinusitis and symptoms of upper airway infections. The company has developed a patented device called the Hummmer, which provides a treatment option for sinusitis and other upper airway infections, like the “common cold”. The Hummmer, is a comfortable, clean, cost effective, easy-to-use device which gives a feeling of immediate relief of nasal congestion.

HeatworksTechnologies, Inc. (formerly ISI Technology)

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Heatworks has a new technology for tankless water heaters. Rather than coils or traditional heating elements that scale and rust over time, their water heaters use patented Ohmic Array Technology to heat the water. Endlessly, on demand,  and, since water is used as the heating element, so that when it comes from the unit it is free from sediment.

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Hercules Spine, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Hercules Spine has developed a spinal reduction with surgical implant system to treat patients with a spondylolisthesis deformity that causes disability from back and/or leg pain. The product is developed from research conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina. 

Hoowaki, LLC

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Hoowaki® forms micro-surfaces on extruded products to replace expensive coatings, lubricants, or plasticizers. Hoowaki has a micro pattern library of several hundred micro pattern designs to solve a wide range of problems. Their surfaces are never sticky, never noisy, never painful, and never use chemicals.

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HT Crystal Solutions

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

HT Crystal Solutions uses an advanced, patented technology to grow high single quality crystals for use in lasers and optics. The crystal growth method is performed under high temperatures and pressures in sealed vessels to allow for control of the crystal. The company has numerous patents on crystal growth methods. 

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Hydro One

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

Diabetic and Dietetic friendly, gluten free, nutritional and functional beverages

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IBMD

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

IBMD is a medical device company with a novel precision thermal capsulotomy system for use in cataract surgery.

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iDTx Systems

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

Developer of medical devices for the automation and optimization of aerosol drug therapy

Immunologix

  • Graduate
  • Life Sciences

Immunologix develops and produces antibody-based therapeutics against viral, bacterial, and tumor antigens, as well as human auto antigens.

in/PACT, Inc

  • Client
  • Information Technology

in/PACT is a unique cloud-based giving platform that connects brands to their customers around causes they both care about. With over one million causes and a strong set of programming interfaces, in/PACT’s platform eliminates time consuming processes, streamlines workflows and provides robust enterprise features designed for high volume transactions.

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inKind (dba Good United)

  • Client
  • Information Technology

Good United believes nonprofits and their supporters can do more good together. They have created a personalized online experience that helps turn one-time donors into loyal supporters. By pinpointing what donors care about they create content that keeps them engaged.

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Integrated Biometrics

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Integrated Biometrics provides innovative enrollment and verification fingerprint sensors to hardware integrators, software and database providers, and contractors serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide. Integrated Biometrics products utilize its patented LES (light emitting sensor) film delivering best-in-class performance in speed, size, weight, ease of use, and durability for affordable high performance mobile solutions.

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Integro Earth Fuels

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

A manufacturer of renewable fuels and energy systems that has developed a method of producing a carbon-neutral, biomass-based substitute for coal.

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Interloop Technologies, Inc.

  • Client
  • Information Technology

Interloop Technologies, Inc. is based in Fort Mill, SC and has the first platform that combines a CRM with artificial intelligence. Interloop delivers predictive sales analytics to give executives and managers new visibility into forecasts and at-risk deals, combined with insights and tools for reps in the field to take immediate action.

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Ion Surgical Technologies

  • Graduate
  • Life Sciences

Offers implant free fixation devices for surgical soft tissue repairs such as rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction. 

Jankel Tactical Systems

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Defense contractor specializing in survivability solutions for armored vehicles.

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KIYATEC, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

KIYATEC Inc. performs standard and custom in vitro cell based assays through contract service offerings for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. The company creates and utilizes live phenotypic 3D cell-based models for drug response profiling and applies them to generate information relevant to preclinical testing, clinical trials and clinical cancer diagnostics applications. 

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Koios, LLC

  • Client
  • Information Technology

Koios helps readers find the best content for free from their local library. The company enables library resources to appear on Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia so people never miss an opportunity to borrow instead of buy.

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LaminaHeat

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

LaminaHeat has created a patented, thin-film, carbon-based full surface composite heating technology that allows customers to quickly and safely incorporate heat into their products. The company’s novel solution can be integrated into bridges or walkways to melt ice and snow, flooring to heat transit vehicles, tile bathroom floors, automotive seating and a variety of other uses.

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Leukogene Therapeutics

  • Landing Party
  • Life Sciences

Leukogene Therapeutics Inc.  is a Charleston-based biotechnology startup developing a platform of targeted therapies for patients with advanced cancers. Based on research from the Medical University of South Carolina the company is focusing on developing new treatments for drug resistant Multiple Myeloma and other cancer types.

​Lignin Enterprises

  • Client
  • Life Sciences

Lignin Enterprises develops and commercializes lignin-based applications. The company’s objective is to commercialize new green-chemistry products and environmentally-friendly recovery processes that will result in enhanced global sustainability for leading businesses.

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Lithium Ion Power, LLC

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Lithium Ion Power LLC develops scalable industrial nano powder technology for high performance energy materials. The company looks to significantly raise the standard for lithium ion battery performance.    

Lockin, LLC

  • Client
  • Information Technology

Lockin creates secure online storage solutions and enterprise platforms for both businesses and individuals. Their solutions ensure information is secure while still maintaining a collaborative environment. The company has recently partnered with the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator.

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MagAssemble

  • Grant Funding
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Commercializing technology for advanced material manufacturing of 2D patterning nanoparticles into composite structures embedded in polymer optical coatings for use in optical signal processing, specifically with fiber optics.

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Marnel Pharmaceuticals

  • Client
  • Life Sciences

Marnel Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of dermatological conditions and diseases.  

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MED-ALLY

  • Client
  • Life Sciences

The company manufactures solutions for the medical device market. Their platform technology, VersaStim, is an implantable pulse generator system that provides an alternative to drug therapy for chronic pain. The product is distributed internationally and the company is developing additional devices to introduce to the market. 

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Medical Beam Laboratories, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Medical Beam Laboratories, LLC is a Clemson University spin-off company that was founded by a small group of medical physicists, engineers and entrepreneurs. They are dedicated to fighting health disparities worldwide by applying the results of their research towards the development of innovative technologies and strategies for stereo-tactic radio surgery (SRS). They are developing a dedicated SRS device for the veterinary market that will ameliorate the lives of pet cancer patients. Medical Beam Laboratories, Inc. was awarded an Academic Start-up Assistance Program grant valued up to $25,000 to support their efforts in testing, design, patent filing and federal compliance. 

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MedProcure

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

MedProcure provides innovative supply chain solutions for healthcare providers, their suppliers, and their GPO’s. Their products save time, increase efficiency, and reduce costs for the entire supply chain. They offer a wide variety of compliant software solutions.

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MedUSim Solutions

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Design and development of medical training simulators and task trainers.

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Microhortone, LLC.

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Microhortone is developing cutting-edge microwave techniques that can be used by brewers, distillers, biopharmaceuticals companies and biofuel producers. The online cell monitoring technology improves product quality and yield. The company, located in Central, South Carolina, is commercializing the results of research conducted at Clemson University.

MicroVide, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

MicroVide is a start-up venture that came from a partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Foundation for Research Development (FRD) to advance IP from the university. MicroVide provides the platform for moving medical discoveries forward in the field of cardiovascular disease. Their technology and approach will provide for real-time, practical way to measure critical biological pathways or drug levels in patients during a surgical procedure or during delivery of drugs.

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Miravan

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Miravan's mission is to create convenient and affordable solutions for parents and caregivers by designing smart and simple infant and childcare products. Their launch product, Moozi, is a patented solution for preparing perfect temperature formula bottles at the touch of a button in under a minute. 

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MitoChem Therapeutics

  • Client
  • Life Sciences

MitoChem, was founded on research conducted at MUSC and has resulted in the development of mitochondria-protective agents for the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases. The company is located at SCRA’s Innovation Center in Charleston, SC.

ML PlanEx

  • Client
  • Information Technology

ML PlanEx offers a software-as-a-service, collaborative supply chain management tool for international, continental and domestic trade. The system provides a solution to plan, obtain and monitor the shipments in real-time of any shipping type (air, sea, river, train and truck). MLPlanEx also features a carbon calculator to compute the carbon footprint of shipments.

Modjoul (Opus Wearables, LLC dba Modjoul)

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Modjoul, is a wearable technology that improves the way companies function. Using Modjoul’s customizable sensors, companies are able to extract data to determine employee safety, productivity and effectiveness. This new perspective provides insight into injuries and lost productivity.

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Moondog Animation Studios

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Moondog Animation Studio is a new Feature Film studio based in Mount Pleasant, SC. We have set ourselves the mission to create, fabricate, and distribute top quality computer generated (CG) animation content.

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Motors@Work

  • Client
  • Information Technology

Motors@Work is a cloud-based energy management Software-as-a-Service solution based on certified analytics and patent pending innovations for operating and maintaining commercial and industrial motors and motor-driven systems for optimal energy efficiency at the lowest life-cycle operating cost.

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MyTcase by P2Ops

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

P2 Ops, LLC is the parent company for launching new innovative product, MyTcase, an ergonomically engineered protective carrier for televisions. Applying the same concept used to protect mobile phones, the MyTcase protects the television so users can enjoy watching it at their favorite tailgating event or outdoors.

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Neuroene Therapeutics, Inc.

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Neuroene Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing novel therapies for epilepsy. Approximately 1 million people in the U.S. have seizures that are not well controlled by medications currently on the market. The company’s Vitamin K-based therapeutics are non-toxic and target new mechanisms that are different to the currently available drugs.

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NeuroQuest Development Center

  • Landing Party
  • Life Sciences

NeuroQuest has discovered blood-based immune bio-markers for producing early and accurate diagnostic and therapeutic tools for Alzheimer's and ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease.)

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New World Pharma

  • Landing Party
  • Life Sciences

New World Pharmaceuticals, LLC is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in research and development of innovative systems for the delivery of small and large molecules. The company is specifically focused on the development of oral and intradermal controlled release technologies.

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Ometric Corporation

  • Graduate
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Palmetto Propulsion, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Palmetto Propulsion is researching and developing new technologies that will provide more efficient, lower cost, and safer propulsion systems for recreational, commercial and military markets. The new marine propulsion systems are aimed at replacing the bladed propellers that are widely used today.

Pandoodle

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Digital media technology company with proprietary technologies to dynamically customize video. Their campaign driven SaaS platform for media publishers helps drive real revenue through in-content solutions, keeping consumers engaged by bringing them relevant content.

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Patrona Medical, LLC

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

Patrona Medical, LLC designs and develops innovative wireless solutions for Urinary Catheter Products that predict and prevent Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI). The company aims to significantly reduce the number of fatalities due to Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) which is more than 13,000 American lives each year and to allow health care providers to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars of CMS (Medicaid & Medicare) reimbursements lost annually. 

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PEC360

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

PatientTrack PRM provides software and patient engagement systems to create Patient Engagement Centers for medical practices to assist the physician in managing his/her patient population.

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Pedal Chic, LLC

  • Graduate
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Pedal Chic is the first bike shop in North America specifically catered to women. A thought leader in the industry, Pedal Chic is recognized globally as a growing brand focused on transforming their riders lives by creating products that meet the needs of all female cyclists. Pedal Chic has also been approved for a Project Development Fund grant.

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PharmRight Corporation

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

PharmRight Corporation offers products and services designed to maximize medication adherence in the home.

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Phi Life Sciences, LLC

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

Phi Life Sciences, LLC is a Molecular Diagnostic and Laboratory Service company that aims to improve the efficiency, delivery, accessibility, and utility of molecular testing results and services.  Novel technologies licensed and products developed will empower physicians to deliver precision treatments and diagnoses by incorporating molecular tests that will improve their patients’ health.

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PinPoint GeoTech

  • Graduate
  • Information Technology

Handheld Data Collection systems for Local, State, Federal Government, GIS, and Engineering field data collection.

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PPI Pharmaceuticals

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

PPI Pharmaceuticals Inc., anti-cancer drug discovery which optimizes non-ATP competitive kinase inhibitors as oncology therapeutics.

ProBrass, Inc.

  • Landing Party
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

ProBrass Inc. is a fresh start company that has proprietary processes to both manufacture new (“New-Man”) and re-manufacture (“Re-Man”) MIL-SPEC/S.A.A.M.I.(1) quality brass cartridge cases for small arms ammunition with a built-in cost advantage over known competitors.  

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Proof Biotechnology

  • Client
  • Life Sciences

Proof Biotechnology is commercializing a new product, the Proof BioStrip, which is a low cost, disposable, easy-to-read color change sensor used to determine if foods are safe to eat. The sensor is affixed to food packaging and alerts consumers when the product is unsafe. The product is based on research from the University of South Carolina.

Proterra

  • Landing Party
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Manufacturer of heavy-duty electric drive systems, energy storage systems, vehicle control systems, transit buses and fast-charging stations.

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Purilogics

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Purilogics makes the Puri™, a disposable membrane chromatography column that increases purification speed and productivity during drug discovery and early stage research and development efforts. The end result helps scientists get biologics to market faster. The line of columns come pre-packed and are compatible with chromatography systems. 

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Pursuit Alert, LLC

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Pursuit Alert is a patented mobile warning system that alerts the public of an active police pursuit or emergency response by a participating law enforcement agency. Both the hardware and software are patented and the accompanying smart phone app is free to the public. 

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Recleim

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Recycling and resource recovery company utilizing next generation European technology to recycle end-of-life appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, air conditioners, etc.

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Recovr

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Recovr researches, develops, and distributes engaging, virtual therapy solutions to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities.

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Resiliency Technologies

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

Resiliency Technologies has created Sharpen to integrate research from multiple disciplines in prevention to build tools that power healthy minds. Sharpen provides educational resources that build resilience against stress and mental health disorders

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REsimplifi

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

REsimplifi is an end-to-end transaction management system built for commercial real estate agents. To advance the digital transformation of the industry, REsimplifi focuses on streamlining a broker’s day to day tasks through automation to close more deals, faster. The company was started in 2015 by co-founders Henry Moor and David Collier.

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Rhythmlink International

  • Graduate
  • Life Sciences

Rhythmlink International, designs, manufactures and distributes medical devices and provides custom packaging, private labeling, custom products and contract manufacturing to its customers. Their product line includes devices that connect patients to machines to record elicit physiological data. 

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Sabai Technology

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Sabai Technology focuses on the development and distribution of wireless network equipment for use with VPN clients. Sabai Technology developed a custom operating system, based on the open sourced Tomato OS. Sabai's goal is to make VPN network technology accessible to the average user with extreme ease of use.

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Sabal Medical, Inc.

  • Graduate
  • Life Sciences

Sabal Medical, Inc. is a medical technology company that designs and manufactures medication distribution systems to increase patient safety and workflow efficiency. Sabal's products were designed to complement existing hospital and pharmacy information systems and applications. In 2010, Sabal Medical was purchased by Swisslog, an integrated medication management product strategy for healthcare facilities.

SAI Global Technologies

  • Landing Party
  • Life Sciences

SAI Global Technologies, Inc. (SGT) is a minority; technology-based company registered and incorporated in the states of South Carolina and Texas, with an office in Anderson, SC. SGT creates, develops, and commercializes innovative products through applied research and product development. SGT is involved in the development of cutting-edge technologies for energy storage devices.

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SEALCATH

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Sealcath, LLC is a medical device company with a unique patent pending double balloon catheter for a variety of gastrointestinal procedures. The innovative technology allows for greater effectiveness and efficiency in medical procedures.

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Selah Genomics

  • Graduate
  • Life Sciences

Selah Genomics is a personalized medicine diagnostic specialist that delivers a rapidly growing portfolio of molecular and viral diagnostics, plus pharmacogenetic and patient profiling tests. This unique combination adds value to early stage drug development, clinical trials and regulatory processes in the pharmaceutical industry and helps healthcare providers treat and monitor patients. *Selah Genomics was acquired by EKF Diagnostics on April 17, 2014.

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Senex Biotechnology

  • Landing Party
  • Life Sciences

Senex Biotechnology discovers and develops new drugs against cancer, Alzheimer's and other aging associated diseases.

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SENTIO

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

SENTIO is technology that uses comprehensive mental makeup data and predictive algorithms to help companies make personnel decisions. SENTIO can assist any company with building their culture, finding the right team members, increasing managerial efficiency and reducing turnover.

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Servosity

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Servosity delivers mission-critical Disaster Recovery as a Service to MSPs and IT Resellers where servers are uncrashable, files are unlosable, and downtime is erased from the dictionary.

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SimpliPhy, Inc.

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

SimpliPhy is a Greenville-based startup software company. Their cloud-based web application allows healthcare organizations to manage physician compensation. The software provides customizable dashboards and the flexibility to handle any complex compensation models.

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SimTunes, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

SimTunes creates and distributes educational material in support of healthcare simulation. Educational material includes scenarios, simulations and curricula. The company was approved for a $50,000 Small Business Innovation Research matching grant.

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SkyBridge Holdings LLC

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

SkyBridge is a full service provider of cost effective, customer usable data available only from professionally designed unmanned aircraft, sensor and software systems. As career commercial aviation professionals, Skybridge provides Boeing quality aircraft at a fraction of large company cost. Precision agriculture, coastal patrol (shark tracking) and wildfire location are the company’s initial market targets. 

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Skyware Robotics

  • Client
  • Information Technology

Skyware Robotics provides robotic automation solutions to hospital operating rooms. The company’s solutions improve safety for the patient, increase workflow efficiency for the physician and lower overall costs for medical procedures.

Smart Truck, LLC

  • Graduate
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

SmartTruck develops advance aerodynamic devices to improve the fuel mileage efficiency of Class 8 tractors and trailers operating in the over-the-road trucking industry.

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SnApp (dba App Squared, LLC)

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

APP Squared LLC’s technology, SnApp, is a mobile computing platform that enables Advanced Practice Providers to easily and accurately document their clinical work. Whether Providers are documenting patient encounters, administrative tasks or compliance details, SnApp provides an effective, real-time solution. The technology is based on research conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina. 

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SOVI (Evotion Designs, Inc. dba SOVI)

  • Landing Party
  • Information Technology

A simple, lightweight way to buy concert tickets in just a few taps and then use your phone as your ticket into the show. (mobile application)

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Star Technology and Research

  • Grant Funding
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Performs aerospace research and development for DoD and NASA. We have innovated in the areas of long-endurance aircraft, aircraft winglets, spacecraft, and spacecraft propulsion.

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STEM Premier

  • Landing Party
  • Information Technology

STEM Premier is the first cradle to career online solution that assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline.

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SterAssure Solutions

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

SterAssure Solutions, LLC, offers a patented, environmentally safe, on-site disposal system for medium to large medical facilities that eliminates bio-hazardous medical waste.

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StormRider Technologies

  • Grant Funding
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

StormRider Technologies, Inc. is an advanced materials and applications development company, developing new technologies for surface and bulk modification to achieve specific properties.

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Susmer, Inc.

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

R&D and Manufacturing of bio-based chemicals, monomers, polymers and materials.

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SW Products

  • Client
  • Life Sciences

SW Products, an environmental manufacturing company, produces the Marlee Float™ Skimmer, a patent pending storm water erosion control device. The skimmer can be used in new construction for erosion control, or installed for permanent use in retention and detention ponds. The unique design traps floatables and increases sediment trapping efficiency. Many states, like South Carolina, Alabama and North Carolina, have adopted the use of skimmers to meet EPA requirements.

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Sylvatica Biotech

  • Landing Party
  • Life Sciences

Sylvatica is developing a novel, non-toxic approach to bank human organs, enable global organ matching and save millions of lives. We use the best strategies employed by freeze-tolerant and hibernating animals in nature and then augment with complementary strategies developed through recent scientific understanding, bioengineering principles and modern tools. A key pillar of Sylvatica is in “stealth mode” – we are happy to discuss this verbally, but have not included things on it in this application given the note about not including proprietary things in the application.

TCO Toolkit

  • Client
  • Information Technology

TCO Toolkit, located in York County, provides user-friendly, vendor-neutral, online digital total cost of ownership (TCO) calculator tools that are customizable, adaptable and scalable to various products and services a business-to-business sourcing and purchasing manager needs to evaluate.  Independent research finds that over 68% of sourcing professionals cite TCO as top criterion in purchasing decisions. 

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TerraStride

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

TerraStride designs and produces map-based software for high-value niche markets. TerraStride has two product lines: HuntStand, the number one hunting and land management app on the market, and TerraStride Pro, a market-leading land brokerage software

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Terressentia

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

A producer and rectifier of premium spirits by a Process using ultrasonic energy, oxidation and filtration. Their patented TerrePURE® technology is a natural process that has been independently proven to reduce unwanted, harsh-tasting congeners, revealing a smoother, more sophisticated spirit in the process.

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Tetramer Technologies

  • Graduate
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Research and development company specializing in the development of specialty monomers and polymers.

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tForm, Inc.

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

tForm, Inc. is an advanced manufacturing company that has created a novel software solution to address the need for custom packaging solutions for consumer, medical and industrial goods. The company’s patent pending technology employs revolutionary software, advanced CAD and 3D modeling capability, proprietary mold designs and lean manufacturing techniques to deliver optimized packaging solutions while significantly reducing lead times.

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Tide Stop, LLC

  • Client
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Tide Stop is developing and manufacturing a patent pending storm water check valve. The valve will prevent tide waters from flowing back into storm water infrastructure and flooding roadways. The solution is easy to install on existing infrastructure and low cost. 

Tip Hive

  • Client
  • Information Technology
Get and share tips, on mobile devices and web. TipHive is your most trusted source so you and your friends always know what’s best. Visit company website

Tissue Testing Technologies

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

The core competence of Tissue Testing Technologies (T3) is preservation technologies for living biological materials. Their scientists combine over a 100 years of experience in cryopreservation of cells and tissues. Their mission is to become a worldwide leader in delivery of technology for cryopreservation of cell-based test systems and medical transplant products.

ToleRam Nanotech

  • Grant Funding
  • Life Sciences

Utilizing a platform of nanoscale devices, ToleRam specializes in the synthesis of particles, organic (lipid) and inorganic (solid metallic), filled with therapeutic payloads conjugated to fluorophores for tracking/monitoring and to bioengineered moieties for localized targeting. The therapeutics are delivered to the target tissue or cell and trigger-released for maximal efficacy.

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Trulite

  • Landing Party
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Trulite is a clean tech power products company (20 watts to 2kW) engaged in the development and production of alternative energy sources, such as solar, hydrogen and fuel cells. Their portable generator, the KH4 is a 250 watt system that utilizes Trulite's proprietary hydrogen storage technology, called the HydroCell. The Hydrocell, generates hydrogen on demand for powering our fuel cells that make electricity.

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Vän Robotics, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

Vän Robotics, LLC  believe that quality, after school educational support should be available to every child.  To this end, Vän Robotics, LLC  are committed to delivering robot-assisted tutoring that makes learning K-5 subjects fun and accessible to families seeking additional instructional support.

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Viatec, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Viatec has developed an affordable, green solution for commercial vehicles in the utility, telephone, construction and delivery industries. Their fully electric product, SmartPTO, is equipped to save fuel, reduce maintenance costs and lower noise while commercial vehicles are idling. Through national partnerships, Viatec delivers these products in a modular, flexible, scalable manner to meet customer needs.

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VidiStar

  • Graduate
  • Life Sciences

Developed a patent-pending, web-based Vidi PACS and DICOM reporting solution, and medical imaging software products, that enables improved patient diagnosis.

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Vigilix

  • Graduate
  • Information Technology

Provides a hosted remote monitoring and management service, along with other support related services such as office backup and remote access, to support providers.

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VoterHeads

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

VoterHeads is a social media web platform that allows users to receive updates about local government tailored to their interests.

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VRM Labs

  • Portfolio Company
  • Life Sciences

VRM Labs owns a technology for production of new natural antioxidant, called Prot-X, that is a cost effective substitute for synthetic preservatives used in pet food. The natural antioxidant has been proven to safely increase the shelf life of pet and animal feed. VRM Labs is a spin-off from Clemson University and has received several grants for their research. 

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Wave Sciences

  • Portfolio Company
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Wave Sciences applies the sciences of waves to enable better hearing in a noisy world. They develop embedded and textile-based directional audio technology with applications in the hearing aid, human-machine interface, and health condition monitoring markets. The company’s patented and proprietary technologies enable wireless, hands-free, real-time capture of speech in noise and over distance with order-of-magnitude improvements in intelligibility and range.

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YourConfigurator.com, LLC

  • Client
  • Information Technology

YourConfiguration.com is a patented technology developed by Insignia Group. The technology dynamically displays the customization of products, and has been used in the automotive industry to provide personalization during the car-purchasing process. The company is expanding to the mass-market and recently graduated from The Technology Incubator at Knowledge Park located in Rock Hill. 

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Zeriscope, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Zeriscope is a leading enterprise-grade mobile telemedicine platform.  The company designs, develops and manufactures software and mobile-based communications infrastructure that enables healthcare providers to conduct remote patient visits with superior sensor support. In addition to secure, high-definition telepresence capability, Zeriscope provides a fully integrated suite of diagnostic equipment and sensors. Clinical data captured by the system can be shared seamlessly across a distributed provider network using very low bandwidth.   

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Zillion Info, LLC

  • Grant Funding
  • Information Technology

ZillionInfo Online integrates machine learning, statistic modeling, and interactive visualization technologies, to help clients dig data insights fast and cost-effectively. It includes a collection of data sets and online data mining tools, such as VisualData, Multivariate Mapping, Space-Time Patterns, Regionalization, Flow Analytics, Twitter Sentiment Territory Mapping, etc. These tools to make better location allocation decisions. 

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Zipit Wireless, Inc.

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

Premier provider of IoT (Internet of Things) management capabilities including; wireless device software, infrastructure software, set up and configuration for connected and managed devices.

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ZVerse

  • Portfolio Company
  • Information Technology

ZVerse has developed the first 3D Design on Demand platform enabling the world’s largest On Demand Manufacturers to offer CAD modeling services to their customers who need part files designed or modified.  The company’s patent pending technology provides the fastest path for converting 2D content into manufacturable 3D content which can be produced into parts using multiple manufacturing processes including CNC, 3D print and injection molding.

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