Summerville, S.C. – South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) announced the recent acceptance of seven Client Companies into its entrepreneurial program, SC Launch. Client Companies are provided mentoring and grants and may be eligible for investments from SC Launch, Inc.
Gotcha, located in Charleston, is the only mobility-as-a-service company offering four sustainable micro-transit products: e-bikes, e-scooters, e-trikes, and electric ride share vehicles – through one proprietary, app-based platform. Gotcha empowers communities to lead happier, more productive lives through alternative forms of transportation specifically designed for each market served. Gotcha currently operates 100 shared e-mobility systems in cities and universities across the US.
HAH Parking, a Charleston-based company, has developed a mobile “smart parking” solution that maximizes the use of underutilized parking spaces. The product connects paying customers to empty parking spots by allowing drivers to find and park in nearby spots listed by locals, and space owners to earn extra revenue from idle spots.
PowerSport Technologies is a fully customizable software solution that is revolutionizing the powersports industry. Created for powersports dealers by powersports lovers, the company’s solution generates more leads, sales and revenue by integrating with major Dealer Management Systems, superior OEM data, automated data feeds and OEM parts. By pre-loading thousands of parts and accessories to the website, PowerSport Technologies is turning a dealer’s website from an expense to a profit center by offering 24/7 online shopping for customers.
Sow, Inc. has developed a network of self-service, refrigerated chests for local farms to stock and sell their products, called Sow Outposts. Consumers can locate a nearby Sow Outpost using a mobile app also developed by the company. The company is located in Columbia and won the University of South Carolina’s Proving Ground Competition in March 2018.
Blue Eye Soft, located in Greer, is an IT and IT enabled services company that focuses on business intelligence and predictive analytics using artificial intelligence and the cloud. The company provides custom software and data solutions to medium and large enterprises as well as nonprofit organizations. Services include cloud integration, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, data lake, robotic process automation, cybersecurity, big data practices, and mobile solutions. Blue Eye Soft also runs a testing facility offering professional certifications and collegiate exams. The founder, Srikanth Kodeboyina, was recently recognized as South Carolina Minority Small Business Person of the Year by the South Carolina District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Hook Security, located in Greenville, is a cybersecurity training company focused on reducing company risks through simulating phishing and social engineering attacks. Trainings provided by Hook Security are based on new innovations “edutainment,” so employees are coached and entertained into safer behaviors through shareable video content. Hook Security is 100% dedicated to its reseller partners in the technology channel.
Quitchet is a real estate platform uniting buyers and sellers, agents, team leaders, brokers, realtor associations and multiple listing services with a seamless system that simplifies the entire home buying and selling process. From searching, scheduling, mapping and viewing, providing feedback, comparing homes, understanding safety improvements all the way through the closing, Quitchet connects all the parties and organizes the journey for everyone involved.
SCRA is a state-chartered organization that fuels job creation and grows South Carolina’s innovation economy. Through SCRA’s entrepreneurial program, SC Launch, early-stage companies are provided mentoring and grants and may be eligible for investments from SC Launch, Inc. The program is open to qualified South Carolina companies in the Advanced Materials/Manufacturing, Information Technology and Life Sciences sectors.
Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, non-profit corporation, SCRA fuels South Carolina’s Innovation Economy by accelerating technology-enabled growth in research, academia, entrepreneurship and industry.