SC Launch CEO Podcast
The launch team is fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in the startup world. This CEO podcast series brings those minds to mic to share their stories of success, failures and learned best practices. Keep checking back to hear from more CEOs.
Featuring Scott Pancoast, Founder and CEO
Zylö Therapeutics, located in Greenville, has developed an innovative sustained-release topical drug delivery system that uses patented xerogel-derived silica particles, called Z-pods™, to sustainably deliver Nitric Oxide, cannabinoids, and other notoriously hard-to-deliver therapeutic agents through topical administration. The game-changing technology enables a Patchless Patch™ concept, which provides long-term delivery to the skin but without the hassles and inconvenience of a patch. Visit company website.
Featuring Bratton Riley, Founder and CEO
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. Visit Company Website
Featuring Mark Ferri, CEO, and Neeraj Chirmulay, Chief Technology Officer
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. Visit Company Website.
Featuring Boyd and Nicole Johnson, founders of Boyd Cycling
Boyd Cycling is a craft wheel manufacturer dedicated to producing the highest quality bicycle wheels. All wheels are hand-built in Greenville, SC to exacting standards. Visit Company Website.
Featuring Ryan Heafy, COO of 6AM City
6AM City is redefining the future of local media as the fastest growing newsletter-first local media company in the country, delivering the most relevant need-to-know local news and events via a daily email at 6 a.m targeted to its 9 markets and 400,000+ subscribers in the southeast. The newsletters are a 5 min read, conversational in tone and politically unbiased. 6AM is like a distribution center for all local content and specializes in packaging, distribution, performance, convenience, and profitability. With the ability to rapidly deploy new markets, 6AM is doubling the size of the company (audience, markets, and revenue) in 2021. Visit Company Website.
Vizbii Technologies, Inc.
Featuring Julie Moreland, CEO of Vizbii
Vizbii Technologies located in Charleston, has developed a patented technology solution called Morphii, which measures human experiences by capturing reactions to stimuli. The solution allows users to self-report experiential response types like emotions, moods, and physical sensations, and their respective intensities, using digitally manipulated images. Preliminary applications include measuring the customer, employee and patient experience. Visit Company Website
Featuring John Carrington, Founder and CEO of ZVerse
ZVerse, Inc., a Columbia, South Carolina-based company, provides the only CAD as a Service (CADaaS) platform and designer marketplace optimized for the manufacturing as a service (MaaS) ecosystem. ZVerse leverages its proprietary software to connect makers with the designers, materials and manufacturers they need to bring their products to life with less friction and less waste and has become one of the largest on-demand manufacturers in the Southeast.
As businesses were closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ZVerse, an SCRA, SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company, initially became concerned with possible staff layoffs, but instead, they made a bold step and shifted their operations to reusable face shields. They quickly responded to the needs of nurses and doctors while drastically expanding the size of its staff. ZVerse is now the largest reusable face shield supplier in the nation, and has since invented a non-clinical inverted shield. Visit Company Website
Featuring Julian Reed, CEO of ActivEd
ActivEd is an educational technology company providing an innovative movement based platform, Walkabouts, that accelerates learning while improving health. Walkabouts are on-demand adventures that transform math, language arts, and reading content into short, movement-rich activities for Pre-K through Second Grade students. This research-based online tool makes it easy for teachers and parents to create lessons that bring key concepts to life through physical activity. Walkabouts even correlate to the state standards teachers already use to develop and manage their lesson plans. Visit Company Website
Featuring Bill West, CEO of Ellipsis Technologies
Ellipsis has developed a leading edge web and eCommerce security technology which allows a website owner to invisibly detect human traffic while quarantining all suspicious visitors. Their Human Presence technology utilizes user timing and movement data coupled with their human behavior database and proprietary machine learning algorithms to allow human site visitors to avoid CAPTCHA or other turing tests with a focus on user experience, customer satisfaction and ultimately higher online sales. Visit Company Website