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SC Launch Annual Summit

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USC's Alumni Center Ballroom

900 Senate Street

Columbia, SC 29201

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The purpose of the SC Launch Annual Conference is to foster collaboration, encourage networking and promote the exchange of ideas. The conference is a venue for members of the SC Launch community to learn from each other. SCRA is excited to highlight the innovative companies across South Carolina.


Tentative Agenda

11:00 Welcome and Introduction
Bob Quinn, Executive Director of SCRA
Dr. Harris Pastides, President of USC

11:20 Keynote
Earl Hewlette, CEO of Terressentia

12:00 Networking Break

12:30 Working Lunch: Dynamics of Startup (lunch will be provided)
Shannon Pierce, Founder of CareCam Health Systems
Nick Glover, CEO of PEC360

1:30 Funding a Startup and Emerging Company
Michele Abraham, State Director of SC SBDC
Wiley Becker, Partner at Alerion Ventures
Matt Dunbar, Managing Director of VentureSouth

2:15 Legal, Operations and Marketing Perspectives of Growing and Sustaining a Business
Dirk Brown, CEO of Pandoodle, Director of USC Faber Center
Lee Bussell, Chairman & CEO of Chernoff Newman
Mason Hogue, Partner at Nelson Mullins

3:00 Innovation Showcase: Case Studies from Successful Startups
Matt Gevaert, CEO of KIYATEC
Mark Mauhar, CEO of Carbon Conversions
Frank Greer, CEO of Zipit Wireless

3:45 Final Thoughts
Bill Kirkland, Executive Director of USC's Office of Economic Engagement

4:15 Networking Happy Hour

PARKING
Available in the Park Street Garage
Parking vouchers/validation tickets will be available to pick up at the event registration
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