Export Incentives Program

The South Carolina Department of Commerce offers incentives for small- and mid-sized businesses to begin exporting their products or increase volumes. These incentives, available on an application basis, come in the form of reimbursement for eligible export-related expenses. The Department of Commerce also offers guidance and other assistance to increase…

UofSC Proving Ground

The Proving Ground is an annual entrepreneurship challenge to accelerate University of South Carolina students’ and alumni’s innovative business ideas. The live Shark Tank-like pitch competition, hosted at the Darla Moore School of Business, awards cash prizes in categories for both undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni.

SC Launch

SC Launch is a comprehensive support program from the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) that provides startup companies within SCRA’s target sectors – Life Sciences, Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials – with the resources they need to grow. Its client companies receive opportunities for capital, business collaborations, mentorship,…