Startup Connections

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Where to get Capital

  • InnoVenture

    InnoVenture is a leader in open innovation. We distinctively combine industry, academia, small and medium sized enterprises, entrepreneurs, service providers, and investors into innovative communities. We work with champions who have large objectives but limited internal resources, and we help them identify and organize relationships with the access to the customers, capital, talent and technology to help them succeed.

  • Charleston Angel Partners (CHAP)

    Charleston Angel Partners (CHAP) is a member-driven organization composed of Charleston area business professionals who work together to help support high growth economic development in the region.  We screen and evaluate qualified start-up businesses seeking seed capital.  CHAP considers early stage companies in the Southeast US that have the potential to become $50 Million companies in 5 years, with a plan to get there.

  • Upstate Carolina Angel Network (UCAN)

    The Upstate Carolina Angel Network, LLC (UCAN) is a group of accredited investors located in Upstate South Carolina who invest in and support start-up and early-stage, high-growth businesses in the Southeastern United States.  Our members possess a broad array of business experiences and skills they bring to bear in helping to screen and evaluate potential portfolio companies.   They also serve as a valuable resource for guidance and advice to entrepreneurs and their businesses once an investment is made.

  • SC Launch

    SC Launch is a private, not-for-profit SCRA affiliate and a key program of SCRA's Technology Ventures division. It is a collaboration among SCRA and South Carolina's university research foundations (Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina).