SCRA announces new members and grant funding

November 1, 2022

Elevate Therapeutics, MacB IT Solutions, Sojourn MedTech, and 3Key Digital Marketing were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority Member Companies. Breadwinner and 3Key Digital Marketing 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.

Breadwinner Inc., doing business as Copyt, received a $50,000 Acceleration Grant. The Lexington-based startup developed a tool for secondary e-commerce vendors to automate and accelerate the tedious process of taking and managing inventory on digital marketplaces. It was initially designed for the secondary sneaker market.

Elevate Therapeutics Inc. was accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Greenville-based startup developed a digital application that helps palliative care patients better manage pain and medications while offering education and empowerment messages at their fingertips.

MacB IT Solutions LLC was accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Piedmont-based startup offers businesses a wide array of technology services, including website development, e-commerce solutions, and customized app development. The company also provides telecom solutions that reduce abandoned calls and improve customer services for small businesses.

Sojourn MedTech LLC was accepted as an SCRA Member Company. The Clemson University-based startup developed the world’s first smart simulator (called CanSim) equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software for assessing and training clinic personnel to improve dialysis procedures.

3Key Digital Marketing LLC, doing business as WAVS Custom, was accepted as an SCRA Member Company and received a $50,000 Acceleration Grant. The Greenville-based startup developed an app that allows users to scan their ears remotely and then create a digital mold that is 3D printed into a usable earpiece.

SCRA welcomes these new Member Companies and congratulates those that received funding.

Grant funding is made possible, in part, by Industry Partnership Fund 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.


About SCRA

Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, nonprofit corporation, South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) fuels South Carolina’s innovation economy through the impact of its four programs. SC Academic Innovations provides funding and support to advance translational research and accelerate the growth of academic startups. SC Facilities offers high-quality laboratory and administrative workspaces for technology-based startups and academic institutions. SC Industry Solutions facilitates and funds technology advancements and partnerships with industry, startups, and academic institutions. SC Launch mentors and funds technology-based startups that may also receive investments from SCRA’s investment affiliate, SC Launch, Inc.