SCRA ANNUAL SUMMIT

Save the Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
The South Carolina Research Authority team is looking forward to seeing you at the annual summit, formerly the SC Launch Summit. It will be a day filled with inspiring speakers and exciting networking and learning opportunities. This year’s theme is ScaleUP SC, celebrating the hard work of innovators like who are growing our state’s innovation economy.
Registration
  • $75 for SCRA Member Companies and SC Launch Inc. Portfolio Companies
  • $50 early-bird SCRA Member Companies and SC Launch Inc. Portfolio Companies Until March 15th
  • $75 for non-Member or Portfolio Companies
  • Registration and Sponsorships open SOON
Keynote Speaker: Bea Wray
Bea Wray has dazzled audiences for 20 years, speaking about entrepreneurship, leadership, and business.

An innovation expert, Bea helps thought leaders share their stories, passions, and knowledge as they invent, launch, and promote new products. As the former Chair of the Entrepreneurship Practice Group at Advantage Media Group, ForbesBooks, Bea further leveraged the wisdom and experience of these innovators through branding, visibility, and marketing efforts substantiated by the ForbesBooks brand name.

Bea is an innovator herself.  She successfully built and eventually sold SourceHarbor Inc.  Along the way, she expanded the company to serve thousands of clients internationally and has consulted with hundreds of startups. Bea served as the Executive Director of The Creative Coast, a regional non-profit building the innovation economy in Savannah, Georgia where she hosted TEDxCreative Coast and the innovation conference known as GeekEnd. Her years of energy and effort are an immediate benefit to entrepreneurs across 26 countries and throughout the United States.

Bea’s current book titled What an MBA Taught Me…But My Kids Made Me Learn is a bestseller and foundational for many book clubs. She shares how her experiences as a mother of three taught her how to negotiate, communicate, and adapt to the business world.

Bea holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, is a summa cum laude graduate of Emory University, and is one of South Carolina’s prestigious Liberty Fellows of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She is a frequent keynote speaker on innovation, entrepreneurship, and business growth, and an inspiring contributor to various publications, including Entrepreneur.com, The Grindstone, and The Savannah Morning News. Learn more about Bea Wray 

Registration and Sponsorships open SOON. Contact Adrian Grimesadrian.grimes@scra.org for more information