SC Celebrates Innovation Month 2023 with Exciting Events Across the State

SC Innovation Month 2023 is a month-long celebration of the state's innovative spirit, featuring events such as hackathons, tech talks, and networking opportunities to bring together innovators from all over the world.

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iMagine Upstate STEAM Festival

ApriL 1

STEAM Festivals aimed at inspiring the next generation workforce to pursue STEAM careers and education, through fun-hands on learning. 

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GrowCo - TechBeans

Every Wednesday 3

Weekly morning coffee/networking event for the Columbia Underground Startup Community.

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Innovation Month Proclamation Press Conference

ApriL 3

The South Carolina Innovation Month Proclamation Press Conference will be held to celebrate innovation in the state.

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Unleash the Bots: Tech Demo Day

ApriL 4

Benchmark technology solutions with colleagues and discuss common challenges across the manufacturing industry.

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Myrtle Beach Small Business Lender Matchmaker

April 5

Do you need funding to expand your business, purchase a building, or purchase new equipment? Meet the lenders.

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StartupGVL Launchpad Celebration & Prize Presentation Event

April 6

An event designed to showcase, celebrate and help launch Greenville's up-and-coming early-stage businesses.

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The Spiro Institute - Clemson Pitch Smackdown

April 8

A fun-filled day of captivating pitches from multiple Colleges.

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SC Women in Tech

April 11

An informal virtual meet up with Jenny Schutzman, Executive Director Charleston.

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STEM Day at the Capitol

April 12

Community event to celebrate STEM achievements - the State House, 1st Floor Lobby.

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S.C. Logistics Tech Talk ‘23

April 12–13

SC Logistics Tech Talk '23 is an event for logistics professionals to learn about the latest technology trends.

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7th Annual ​Pee Dee Idea Challenge

April 13

Develop and pitch a new business idea to a panel of local business leaders for your shot at ​$10,000 in cash prizes!

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Paladin Pitch Competition

April 13

Hear the top 4 student teams pitch their innovative ventures. The winning venture pitch will win up to $10,000 in grants and resources. Connect with Furman entrepreneurial ecosystem, share your ideas with a peer, or just gather to watch the event of the year unfold.

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South Carolina EPSCoR State Conference

April 14

The South Carolina EPSCoR State Conference is an annual event that brings together researchers and students from across the state.

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April 14

During STEM Education Month, we will highlight stories in STEM from across South Carolina, while also telling our own story. STEM is made possible because of the thousands of individual stories that create something greater.

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SCRA Annual Summit: Founders First

April 18

A day filled with inspiring speakers, exciting networking, and learning opportunities, while celebrating the hard work of founders who are growing our state’s innovation economy.

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Upstate Warrior Solution: Rupert Huse Veteran Center Ribbon Cutting & Open House

April 19

Join us for the official Ribbon Cutting & Open House of the Rupert Huse Veteran Center!

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Women in Industry Day

April 21

An inspiring day of professional and personal development geared towards women in all industries, engineering, manufacturing, IT, software, medical, and facilities.

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Kinetic Derby Day featuring iMAGINE STEAM Festival

April 22

A celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

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Medical University of South Carolina Innovation Week

April 24–28

Medical University of South Carolina Innovation Week is an exciting event that celebrates innovation and creativity.

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MX.0 Southeast

April 26

Showcases regional and national manufacturing excellence. Learn about case studies in driving operational efficiency through technology applications and leveraging digital innovation for business gain.

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DIG SOUTH Tech Summit

April 26–27

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DIG SOUTH Tech Summit is where leading global brands and mid-market companies connect with the South's most scalable startups. More than 1200 attendees, 75 speakers and 100 investors participate in deep dive sessions, prime networking shindigs plus our investor pitch events. DIG speaker sessions focus on business growth, emerging tech, marketing, web3 and much more. Our Wild Pitch demo day features the hottest early and growth-stage companies in the region.

Higher Education's Role in the SC Innovative Ecosystem

April 28

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This virtual event hosted by Benedict College will explore the crucial role of higher education in South Carolina's thriving startup ecosystem! Traditional models of higher education have not always effectively engaged with the innovative community, but that is changing. This event is an opportunity to explore how higher education institutions can play a more active role in building a robust and sustainable innovative ecosystem in our state. The virtual event will bring together leaders from higher education institutions, ecosystem-builders and successful startup founders to discuss best practices, strategies, and actionable plans for creating a more collaborative and effective innovation ecosystem in South Carolina.

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