SCRA Announces Accepted and Funded Companies

January 26, 2021 | PRESS RELEASES

Summerville, S.C.—South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) announces Stand Yourself Up, LLC, being accepted as new Member Company, and being approved for grant funding. Existing Member Company, Agulus, Inc., was also approved for grant funding.

Stand Yourself Up, LLC has been accepted as a Member Company into the SC Launch Program and will be receiving a $50,000 Acceleration Grant. The Anderson-based company is improving the health, wellbeing, and independence of people with mobility issues. Their product, Buddy Bar, is an innovative medical transfer device comprising a set of strong, stable, and durable grip handlebars that helps users stand upright from a sitting position, with minimum caregiver assistance.

Agulus, Inc., an existing Member Company, has been approved to receive a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Greenville-based, agricultural-technology company offers web-based solutions for problems facing the agricultural industry. Their online platform fosters collaboration among farmers, buyers, brokers, carriers, and other organizations. Clients can create and manage contracts, communicate with advisors, buy and sell commodities, and arrange freight shipping.

SCRA fulfills its mission of fueling South Carolina’s innovation economy through its four programs, SC Academic Innovations, SC Facilities, SC Industry Solutions, and SC Launch.

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About SCRA
https://scra.org/

Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, nonprofit corporation, South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) fuels South Carolina’s innovation economy through the impact of its four programs. SC Academic Innovations provides funding and support to advance multi-institutional, translational research and accelerate the growth of university-based startups. SC Facilities offers high-quality laboratory and administrative workspaces for technology-based startups and academic institutions. SC Industry Solutions facilitates and funds partnerships between and among startups, industry, and academia. SC Launch mentors and funds technology-based startups that may also receive investments from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch, Inc.

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