SCRA ANNUAL SUMMIT

Thursday, April 28, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Networking Reception 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
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 you who are growing our state’s innovation economy.

REGISTRATION

  • $75 full price ticket
  • $50 early-bird tickets until 3/15. Use Promo Code: SCALEUPSC

FEATURED SPEAKERS & EMCEE

Lt. Governor Pamela Evette

South Carolina Office of the Governor

Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III

SC Department of Commerce

Bea Wray

Innovation Expert, Author

Keynote Speaker

Patrick Bryant
The Harbor Entrepreneurial Center

Closing Address

Herbert L. Drayton III
Venture Capitalist, HI Mark Capital

Emcee

Andrew Lee
Integrated Micro-Chromatography Systems, Inc.

Scaling Up

AGENDA

Continental Breakfast/Networking

Opening/Welcome, Bob Quinn, SCRA Executive Director, Progress of South Carolina’s Innovation Economy

Guest Speaker, Harry M. Lightsey III, Secretary, SC Department of Commerce, Innovation Initiatives in South Carolina

Keynote Speaker, Bea Wray, Best-Selling Author, Keep Going, Perseverance & Resilience

Networking Break

Morning Concurrent Sessions

Panel #1: Get Funding

Panel #2: Defining Your Market Fit

Awards Ceremony and Featured Speaker, Lt. Governor Pamela Evette, The Importance of Innovation on South Carolina’s Economy

Networking Lunch

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Panel #1: Pitching for Results

Panel #2: Scaling and Production

Networking Break

Scaling Up, Andrew Lee, Integrated Micro-Chromatography Systems, Inc.

Closing Address, Patrick Bryant, The Harbor Entrepreneurial Center

Raffle and Closing Remarks, Bob Quinn, SCRA Executive Director

Networking Reception, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

PANELISTS

Mo Abuali
IoTco

Charlie Banks

VentureSouth

Matt Dunbar

VentureSouth

Chad Hardaway

University of South Carolina

Cliff Holekamp

Cultivation Capital

Nicole Johnson
Boyd Cycling

David Mendez
Good Growth Capital

John Osborne
Good Growth Capital

Henry Pellerin
VantagePoint

Austin Shirley
Diversified Medical Healthcare

Kevin Weir
General Graphene

SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

CONTACT US & SPONSORSHIPS

Contact Adrianne Grimes, adrianne.grimes@scra.org for more information and sponsorship opportunities.