Construx, Dealerverse, Lumiq, Notey, and Zitles, were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority Member Companies. BagValet, ElectroWire, Rapid Title, and Skilldora, received new grant funding.
All SCRA Member Companies receive coaching, access to experts in SCRA’s Resource Partner Network, eligibility to apply for grant funding, and the potential to be considered for investment from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc.
BagValet LLC received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Charleston-based mobile luggage storage solution provider assists travelers in bridging the gap between lodging accommodations and flight times by providing daily luggage storage with the convenience of door-to-door service.
Construx Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Mount Pleasant-based advanced manufacturing and materials startup uses automated machinery to precision cut low-cost plywood components in a controlled factory environment, delivering predictable, consistent, and repeatable results with accuracy and quality that outperform traditional construction processes.
Dealerverse Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Greenville-based information technology startup has designed an AI-powered tech stack that combines creative content, technology, and results into one AI-driven, decision-making tool. Their goal is to be their customers’ complete, full service for marketing campaigns, in one comprehensive place.
ElectroWire Corporation received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Lexington-based medical device company is seeking to simplify access to the left atrium of the human heart with its ElectroWire transseptal system.
Lumiq Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Charleston-based information technology startup’s product, LightMap™️, displays and uses colored lights to project real-time information about the world around you within beautifully printed artwork, including airport weather, city traffic, boating conditions, and more.
Notey Inc. has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Cayce-based information technology startup has built the first-ever AI-enabled, fully gamified music lesson app for younger users. Notey partners with music teachers and students to add excitement to practice sessions and can work with music teachers and schools to integrate existing curricula into the game.
Rapid Title Corporation received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Goose Creek-based information technology company leverages an intelligent API platform that interfaces with consumers, dealers, and banks to rapidly complete motor vehicle title transfers.
Skilldora Inc. received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. The Fort Mill-based information technology company uses a unique method of interconnected AI generative applications, tools, and software combined with their designated accreditation status to produce professional online learning certification programs.
Zitles LLC has been accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Mount Pleasant-based information technology startup’s platform serves as a mechanism for cohesive communication between professionals and organizations searching for and reviewing titles. They eliminate inefficient processes and redundancies that plague the industry and enable users to better use data.
SCRA welcomes these new Member Companies and congratulates those that received funding.
Grant funding is made possible, in part, by the Industry Partnership Fund (IPF) contributions that fuel the state’s innovation economy. Contributors to the IPF receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit, making it an easy and effective way to help one of the fastest-growing segments of the South Carolina economy. Grant funding for Member Companies creates a direct, positive economic effect and job creation.
Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, nonprofit corporation, South Carolina Research Authority fuels the state’s innovation economy through the impact of its comprehensive services to technology-based startups, academia, and industry. SCRA provides funding and support to accelerate the growth of academic startups; high-quality lab and administrative workspaces; facilitation and funding for partnerships between and among industry, startups, and academic institutions; assistance and funding for the relocation of technology-based companies to South Carolina; and coaching and funding for startups that may also receive investments from its affiliate, SC Launch Inc.