2022 Annual SCRA Summit
Over 200 entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, and other members of the innovation ecosystem came together at the S.C. Research Authority’s Annual Summit. The theme was Scale Up SC, a celebration of the rapid growth in the state’s innovation-based economy after some pauses and pivots due to the pandemic.
The summit provided outstanding topics, panels, conversations, and networking opportunities. Special thanks to our sponsors, Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF), FocalPoint, Kim & Lahey Law Firm, Nelson Mullins, Palmetto Tech Bridge, University of South Carolina’s Faber Entrepreneurship Center and McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise, as well as to our Industry Partnership Fund contributors, namely United Community Bank.
Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette and Bob Quinn, SCRA Executive Director, presented to the Company of the Year and Founders of the Year award. The 2022 Company of the Year was awarded to SC Launch Inc. Portfolio Company, Precision Genetics and Nathan Wilbourne, Founder and CEO of Precision Genetics accepted the award. The 2022 Founders of the Year were awarded to Ryan Heafy, COO and Co-Founder of 6AM City, and Ryan Johnston, CEO and Co-Founder of 6AM City.