SCRA Leading Panels, Talking Innovation at DIG SOUTH

  • Apr 27, 2015
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Annual Event Held in Charleston This Week

Summerville, SC - SCRA Technology Ventures today announced that it will have several roles in this week's DIG SOUTH event. Both SCRA representatives and SC Launch program companies are involved in the event that focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship. The annual event will take place this week in Mt. Pleasant.

Marty Ettlemyer, Vice President of Strategic Investments, will present as part of the Dark Side of the Deal panel that will discuss how to keep funds from making a company lose focus. SCRA's SC Launch Senior Program Manager, Derek Willis, will moderate the Reverse Wild Pitch Friday afternoon, where organizations will pitch to possible clients.

SC Launch companies PillFill, Moondog Animation and GWIG will be presenting during the conference as well.

"As we foster innovation and entrepreneurship in South Carolina, we are delighted to be a part of this nationally recognized event," said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. "DIG South brings opportunities for both well-known business makers and thinkers, as well as those that are just starting out and thinking of a new venture. We look forward to leading and participating in the discussions that will take place this week."

About SCRA Technology Ventures

SCRA Technology Ventures enables research commercialization and promotes the development of high tech industries, enhancing South Carolina's technology-based economy. Through its flagship SC Launch program, this SCRA business sector makes investments in and offers support services to South Carolina's early stage, start-up technology companies.

Multiple economic impact studies show SCRA's cumulative output on South Carolina's economy to be over $18.1 billion, and that the company has helped create approximately 15,000 technology-related jobs in the state, with annual wages averaging between $55,000 and $77,000.

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