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Provides structured framework for entrepreneurial companies in advanced manufacturing and materials, information technology and life sciences through funding, networking and education.
Entrepreneurs can get free private consulting, resources, and seminars to get started, grow and succeed. Consultants are specially trained to help business owners take advantage of the state’s exporting channels and compete for government contracts.
The South Carolina Innovation Hub is a starting point for finding state resources, connecting with other entrepreneurs and finding publications, podcasts and more.
Headquartered at Columbia College, the Women's Business Center of South Carolina hosts programs to increase the number of women-led businesses. Backed by Google and the S.C. Department of Commerce.
Operated by the S.C. Department of Agriculture. A pitch program similar to Shark Tank for agribusiness entrepreneurs with ideas for traditional farming, aquaculture, harvesting and technology.
"We chose Columbia because of the people, high quality of life, and the chance to make an impact!"
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