No innovator’s story is the same.
We interviewed over 30 innovators across South Carolina to learn what it takes to break the mold. See more of their stories.
South Carolina has the capital, talent, lab space and vibrant entrepreneurial community to help startups flourish and established companies stay at the forefront of their field.
Research & Development
Bring new ideas to market alongside communities and industry with South Carolina’s 60 colleges and universities. Find a sampling of the state's R&D resources below.
Startup Culture and Support
From mountains to coast and everywhere in between, South Carolina buzzes with a thriving entrepreneurial culture full of support.
Funding Sources and Opportunities
Funding is the life-blood of innovation activities and startups. South Carolina has seen a 27.5x increase in capital invested in startups since 2011 (Pitchbook, Dec. 2022).
An ever-present, highly-skilled talent pipeline is critical for business growth and sustainability.