SCRA Announces New Member Companies and Grant Funding

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Summerville, S.C. – MyVoluntier Operations, Oncoblaze, Rabbit Hole Digital, and ThreatCaptain were accepted as a South Carolina Research Authority Member Company. Apex Orthopaedic, Construx, Heirloom Cloud, Katalyst, Sojourn MedTech, Tandem Concepts, and Zitles received new grant funding.

All SCRA Member Companies receive coaching and access to SCRA’s Member Benefits, Startup Resources, can apply for grant funding, and have the potential to be considered for investment from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc.

Apex Orthopaedic Technologies, LLC received a $50,000 Federal Matching Grant. The North Charleston-based life science company produces a new surgical device called the R-FIX (Rib-FIXation) System, which uses rib fixation for the treatment of early-onset spinal deformity.

Construx, Inc. received a $50,000 Demonstration Grant. The Mount Pleasant-based advanced manufacturing and materials startup uses automated machinery to precision cut low-cost plywood components in a controlled factory environment, delivering predictable, consistent, and repeatable results with accuracy and quality that outperform traditional construction processes.

Heirloom Cloud Corporation received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Mount Pleasant-based information technology company makes it easy to enjoy photos, videos, and other media. Their technology digitizes cherished media into a private social network where they can be shared with friends and loved ones from any device.

Katalyst Corporation LLC received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Greenville-based information technology startup is a software-as-a-service platform that provides comprehensive services to at-risk populations. The solution produces one centralized platform for greater accountability across multiple service sectors, data that provides real-time insights into the impact of services, blockchain to ensure data protection, and AI to give program managers insight to guide better decisions and policies.

MyVoluntier Operations Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Indian Land-based information technology startup is a web application used to find, track, and mobilize individuals to better impact their communities. Through their state-of-the-art reporting and tracking tools, MyVoluntier Operations provides a suite of powerful assets that allow individuals, groups, and organizations to measure the impact of their service across their community.

Oncoblaze LLC has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Charleston-based life science startup has developed innovative technologies that deliver therapy precisely to cancer cells that remain after surgery. The technology improves patient outcomes and reduces the burden of cancer recurrence.

Rabbit Hole Digital LLC has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Greenville-based information technology startup is a software-as-a-service solution that empowers artists and their teams to make better, less stressful digital marketing decisions using data they own but have never been able to leverage and layer at scale. Their platform provides an aggregated source of social content data, a social content planning and management system, and a social listening tool with the ability to apply automated categorizations around custom parameters.

Sojourn MedTech LLC received a $25,000 Academic Startup Grant. The Clemson University-based startup developed the world’s first smart simulator (called CanSim) equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software for assessing and training clinic personnel to improve dialysis procedures.

Tandem Concepts Inc. received a $35,000 Demonstration Grant. The Charleston-based information technology company automates supply chain operations with its services, which include integrated dispatchers, credit pre-approvals, automated order entries, and instant bill reconciliation.

ThreatCaptain LLC has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Greenville-based information technology startup is a financial cyber risk tool tailored specifically for managed service providers. ThreatCaptain is dedicated to bridging the gap between executive leadership and security teams, enhancing cybersecurity through strategic alignment and informed decision-making.

Zitles, LLC received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Mount Pleasant-based information technology startup’s platform serves as a mechanism for cohesive communication between professionals and organizations searching for and reviewing titles. They eliminate inefficient processes and redundancies that plague the industry and enable users to better use data.

SCRA welcomes this new Member Company and congratulates those that received funding.

Grant funding is made possible, in part, by SCRA’s tax credit program, the Industry Partnership Fund, and its contributions that fuel the state’s innovation economy. Contributors to the IPF receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, making it an easy and effective way to help one of the fastest-growing segments of the South Carolina economy. Grant funding for Member Companies creates a direct, positive economic effect and job creation.




About SCRA

Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, nonprofit corporation, South Carolina Research Authority fuels the state’s innovation economy through the impact of its comprehensive services to technology-based startups, academia, and industry. SCRA provides funding and support to accelerate the growth of academic startups; high-quality lab and administrative workspaces; facilitation and funding for partnerships between and among industry, startups, and academic institutions; assistance and funding for the relocation of technology-based companies to South Carolina; and coaching and funding for startups that may also receive investments from its affiliate, SC Launch Inc.

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