SCRA participates at McNair Entrepreneurship Showcase

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SCRA participates in Third Annual McNair Entrepreneurship Showcase

January 31, 2020 | OUTREACH

South Carolina Research Authority’s SC Academic Innovations (SCAI) was recently a Participating Resource Provider at the third annual McNair Entrepreneurship Showcase. The Showcase, hosted by the University of South Carolina McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise, featured Steve Forbes, CEO and editor-in-chief, Forbes Media, as the keynote speaker and had over 700 pre-registered guests.

Joe Queenan, SCAI and SC Launch Entrepreneur in Residence, represented SCRA at an information booth.


From the event organizers:

The third annual McNair Entrepreneurship Showcase (held Friday, January 31, 2020) is designed to inspire, invigorate and inform students, business leaders and alumni about entrepreneurship and innovation in South Carolina. The afternoon showcase event is free and open to the public and is presented by the Young Americas Foundation. Previous showcases have featured Alli Webb, founder and chief creative officer of Drybar and Dave Knox, best-selling author of Predicting the Turn: The High Stakes Game of Business Between Startups and Blue Chips.

In addition, UofSC alumni will be showcasing their companies as well as detailing their unique personal journeys to owning their own businesses. The showcased companies represent a variety of industries such as technology, consumer goods, and marketing. Attendees will have a unique opportunity to interact with leaders in the community as well as resource providers for starting a company.

This showcase is a featured event in the EngenuitySC Competitiveness Week 2020. During Competitiveness Week 2020, the community celebrates our success and investigates our future opportunities to make the Midlands a first-choice region for building a personal and professional future. Learn more at