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 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