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Innovation Resources

Statewide programs and initiatives to help new and existing South Carolina businesses thrive.

Appalachian Council of Governments

Anderson | Cherokee | Greenville | Oconee | Pickens | Spartanburg

A multifaceted service organization for local governments, providing public administration, planning, information systems and technology, grants, workforce development, and services for the elderly population. 


Applied Research Center at Savannah River Research Campus


The Applied Research Center (ARC) was created specifically as a place for both primary technical research and collaborative discussions about applied technologies in energy, healthcare, homeland security, transportation and other applications.


Azalea Capital


Azalea Capital is a Greenville, SC-based private equity fund that invests in companies with $10 million or more in revenue, focusing on aerospace, consumer products and other industries.


Bank of America's Institute for Woman's Entrepreneurship at Cornell

The new Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell offers an unparalleled opportunity for women to earn a certificate in business from this Ivy League university. Through a free online program made possible by Bank of America, students will gain the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to build, manage and scale a successful business.

Beaufort Digital Corridor


The Beaufort Digital Corridor supports high-tech startups through office space and co-working spaces, technology courses and more.



Benedict College Statewide Investment Accelerator (BCSIA)


The Benedict College Statewide Investment Incubator (BCSIA) offers a 12-week program for early-stage founders looking to connect with mentorship, capital funding and more.


Bowside Capital


Bowside Capital is a private equity firm that invests in companies with revenues between $10 million and $100 million, focusing on manufacturing and services companies in several industries.


Boyd Innovation Center powered by GrowCo


The BIC serves as Cola’s destination where forward-thinking individuals of all backgrounds come together to develop groundbreaking ideas that change the world. 

An entrepreneurial support organization (ESO), GrowCo supports and connects early-stage startups in the Columbia metropolitan area.

Build Carolina: South Carolina’s hub for the tech talent ecosystem

Our mission is to advance South Carolina’s tech community through demand-driven training, connection, and support.

At Build Carolina, we’re part innovation learning lab, part tech training institute, and part community. As a South Carolina-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we have a very specific vision of a thriving, accessible tech talent ecosystem in South Carolina.

Canongate Companies


Canongate Companies is a private equity firm that invests in real estate, construction and companies in other industries.


Charleston Digital Corridor

A community-sourced initiative to attract, nurture and promote the regions tech economy through impactful programs, products and events while leveraging Charleston's renowned livability.

Circular Food Solutions Funding Platform

The purpose of this first-of-its-kind, blended finance investment and innovation platform is to raise $100M to scale food waste reduction solutions by mobilizing critical capital into the sector. With an emphasis on catalytic funding, the platform is designed to provide private and philanthropic financing and other support for organizations, municipalities, and innovators that are developing solutions to help reduce the 35% of food that goes unsold or uneaten annually.