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Charleston, SC

Launch Summit Brings Startup Experts Straight to Your Laptop

By | Sep 12, 2017 at 8:30 am

It’s a radical concept that may seem too good to be true. A 100 percent virtual and completely free conference? But a Charleston, South Carolina-based startup is making the concept a reality this month. Launchpeer, a high-growth tech consultancy, is hosting the inaugural Launch…

Accelerator

Charleston, SC

The Harbor Announces CoHort 8 Accelerator in Charleston

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

This week Charleston’s nonprofit accelerator announced the latest startups to join their 14-week program. Dubbed CoHort 8, eight new startups from the Charleston area will gain mentorship, weekly courses, a free workspace, and various additional resources to support and fuel their growth. In addition…

Ecosystems

Charleston, SC

This Couplepreneur is Helping Charleston Startups Attract Funding

By | Jul 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When Belinda and Jake Hare founded Launchpeer a few years ago, they weren’t sure if they could make it. Charleston’s tech scene was still emerging and finding new business was an uphill battle. Growth wasn’t happening and revenue was so low that they drained…

Diversity

Charleston, SC

The Male Perspective on Women in Tech: Genuinely Caring, Careful, and Oblivious?

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

This week, Charleston Women in Tech, a meetup style group, organized a panel to discuss the male’s perspective of women in tech. The panel consisted of men in leadership positions within tech-focused organizations. At first glance, the panel sounded like the event was designed…

Acquisition

Arlington

DC Area Snagajob to Acquire Charleston Based PeopleMatter

By | Jun 23, 2016 at 10:00 am

Today Arlington, VA based Snagajob announced they are acquiring Charleston based PeopleMatter in a reverse triangular merger. This comes after the February announcement that Snagajob raised $100 million, which many speculated would be used for acquisitions. Together, the two organizations will create a market-leading human…

Events

Charleston, SC

Scholarship System and Good Done Great Win DIG SOUTH Pitch Competitions

By | Apr 27, 2016 at 8:00 am

To kick off DIG SOUTH’s venture and demo day, there were several pitch competitions designed to bring attention to budding startups throughout the Southern states. Between Cohort 5 and Wild Pitch, Scholarship Systems and Good Done Great took home their respective wins. DIG SOUTH…

Events

Charleston, SC

These Southern Startups Are Duking It Out at DIG SOUTH

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 10:15 am

Today in Charleston, SC, DIG SOUTH officially kicks off. And, with it, several organizations from the southern states will be going head-to-head in a series of pitch competitions. From local organizations to reverse pitches, DIG SOUTH will throw a spotlight on lesser known startups….

Healthy Entrepreneur

Charleston, SC

8 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Manage Their Evenings

By | Apr 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

As entrepreneurs there are a lot of mixed messages out there. You’re often told you should be constantly “crushing it”; that working through the night is a badge of honor and just part of the reality leading up to success; and that you should…

Conferences

Charleston, SC

DIG SOUTH Is the Playground of Tech Festivals

By | Mar 22, 2016 at 11:28 am

Tech startups and companies are not often synonymous with the Southeast. Down here we have amazing food, wonderful people, and historic cities, but we’re often not recognized like California, New York, or even DC. However, that is starting to change and DIG SOUTH is the…

Ecosystems

Austin

5 Emerging Real Estate Markets In 2016

By | Mar 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The real estate industry emerged more than ever last year and the trend is predicted to see a rise in 2016 as well. With several investment laws changing the prices of global industry getting stable this year, there has been almost no effect to…

Ecosystems

Charleston, SC

Why is Everybody so Amped on Charleston’s Tech Ecosystem?

By | May 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm

On a very base level, what’s one thing that big tech hubs like New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC can’t competitively offer? The answer is a lot simpler than you might think: sunshine. Sure, each of these cities has its respective times of…

Entrepreneur

Richmond

The Rise of the Rest Tour Through The South

By | Apr 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Built off the premise that you can startup from nearly anywhere these days, I’m excited to be joining Steve Case, Revolution Ventures, Up Global, Google for Entrepreneurs and a great group of individuals on the Rise of the Rest tour through the south in…

Announcements

Charleston, SC

Startups: Apply to Represent Charleston in a National Competition!

By | Sep 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

Hellooooo, Charleston! Are you a hip, cool startup that has what it takes to compete against some of the best startups that this great country has to offer? Tech Cocktail’s looking for a select few (and by this I mean “two”) of South Carolina’s best…

Business

Charleston, SC

These Recently Graduated Entrepreneurs are Carving up the Alumni Engagement Space

By | Sep 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

When last we spoke with Alumnify they were proving to us, and by extension a larger group of young entrepreneurs, that an entrepreneurial career path is more than viable right out of college. The alumni networking startup, co-founded by college entrepreneurs AJ Agrawal and…

Startups & Apps

Charleston, SC

HomeTrackR: Like CarFax for Homes

By | Jun 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

If you’ve ever bought a home, particularly as a first-time buyer, you know how scary the process can be. It has always been hard to know just what you’re getting, even when you have a great home inspector. HomeTrackR fills this void. HomeTrackR provides…

Productivity

With Zubie, Your Car Tells You Exactly What’s Wrong

By | Jun 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Did you know that all cars manufactured for sale within the US, since 1996, have an onboard diagnostics (OBD2) port? Go check around the base of your steering wheel, right above your brake and gas pedals; it is there. The OBD2 port was originally…