Startup Connections

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Where to Work

  • Benedict College Incubator

    The Benedict College Business Development Center Incubator Program was designed to assist and nurture small businesses through the crucial stages of business development-from the growth through expansion. A cornerstone of the program is to develop minority entrepreneurs and provide them below-market-rate office space in order that they may stay in the communities they serve. The incubator is a "general purpose" incubator. 

  • The Enterprise Campus at Midlands Tech

    Midlands Technical College is offering a unique environment for business and education to co-locate on the 150 acre Enterprise Campus at Midlands Technical College. This partnership between the college and the private sector provides an innovative space where work blends with education in a manner found nowhere else in the country.  

  • The Business Accelerator at Midlands Tech

    The MTC Business Accelerator was designed to serve as an accelerator and temporary home for companies that have left the research and development stage and are ready for start-up production.  It is a flexible multi-bay building designed to simultaneously accommodate several emerging businesses, industries or technologies as each ramps up for initial production. Once the company perfects its production techniques and is ready to leave the second-tier incubation stage, it will be positioned to permanently locate elsewhere on the 150 acre MTC Enterprise Campus.  

  • The Columbia Innovation Center

    In partnership with the University of South Carolina, SCRA is providing a facility in Columbia designed to house high-tech companies emerging from research at the University of South Carolina and entering commercialization and light manufacturing stages. The base building is 66,000 sq. ft. with 58,000 sq. ft. of open space that can be configured to suit tenants’ needs. Amenities include on-site parking, a common break room, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, card-reader access and 24/7 security monitoring.

  • USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

    The USC/Columbia Technology Incubator program is housed in a collaborative startup environment at 1225 Laurel Street.  Incubator participants and affiliates benefit from co-location with more than 40 early stage technology startups, access to CETi, USC’s Startup Resource Center, shared resources such as utilities, high speed internet, printer/copier/fax, mailing room, four conference rooms, phone lines, and free parking in the heart of Columbia’s fast paced City Center.  Space is also available for tech startups not enrolled in the incubation program.  

  • USC IdeaLabs

    Supporting the incubation of early-stage, technology-based companies with an affiliation to the University of South Carolina, IdeaLabs provides leasable wet and dry lab space in the state-of-the-art Horizon I research building.