APPLY TO BE A MEMBER COMPANY

SCRA creates the framework to fuel South Carolina’s innovation economy by providing the resources necessary to successfully launch and grow startups.

BECOME A MEMBER COMPANY

Companies that are admitted into the SCRA Program are referred to as Member Companies. A Regional Manager contacts each company that applies to review their application. You may be invited to present your company to the team in order to determine your acceptance into the Program.

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Companies that are admitted into this program are referred to as Member Companies. A Regional Manager contacts each company that applies to review their application. You may be invited to present your company to the team in order to determine your acceptance as a Member Company.

  • LOCATION AND PAYROLL
    The company’s principle office is located in South Carolina or at least 51% of payroll to employees within the state

  • REGISTRATION
    Business must be registered with the South Carolina Secretary of State

  • TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
    Your product offering is in the following target sectors: Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, Information Technology or Life Sciences

  • TEAM
    Experienced team members on board with at least one member of management working full-time, and Board of Advisors in place is preferred

  • TECHNICAL VIABILITY
    Company product is not easily replicated, has validation and/or system prototype demonstration in relevant environment, has protected IP (such as patents, trade secret and/or trademarks)

  • MARKET VIABILITY
    Value proposition validated within target market and has a highimpact business model with the potential to generate significant revenue.

  • FUNDING
    The company has plans to or already has secured initial external funding(such as: grants, banks, friends)

Review the resource library to gain an understanding of the processes and important financing documents of the SCRA Program. The documents are provided as reference material and are subject to change.

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We currently have more than 1650 active companies from our three sectors of focus in our portfolio. View the interactive map to learn more about our Member Companies and see the successful graduates. You can read a description of each company and see where they are located.

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SCRA helps entrepreneurs grow the innovation economy in South Carolina. Our team mentors innovative companies and fills the funding gap through loans and grant matching.

Additionally, SCRA builds and manages Innovation Centers – labs, offices and manufacturing facilities where research is conducted and new technologies are commercialized.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

LEARN

Companies in the SCRA program have access to exclusive regional networking events. Launch & Learn sessions are hosted with our Resource Partner Network and provide a casual learning environment as well as a structured lesson plan.

LAUNCH

Companies in Life Sciences, Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials sectors that meet the requirements can apply for acceptance into the Program.

SCALE

The SCRA Program provides access to funding sources such as grants, loans and investments.

GROW

SCRA connects entrepreneurs to the capital and resources needed at each stage of growth. Our Resource Partner Network provides access to business collaborations, executive mentors and meaningful support in key business areas.