SCRA has accepted six new client companies into its SC Launch entrepreneurial program. Client companies receive mentoring and support services and may also be eligible for funding.
The new client companies include:
- Elastrin Therapeutics, a biotech startup in Simpsonville. The company’s technology restores hardened or damaged arteries and tissues by targeting the elastic fiber and removing the calcification that causes stiffening. Initial applications included reducing hardened arteries, de-calcifying heart valves and use in diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment, according to a news release. The technology is licensed from Clemson University.
- Mailprotector, based in Greenville. Mailprotector provides cloud-based email security, compliance and management solutions to businesses, government and nonprofit organizations around the world through its network of partners. Products include encrypted messaging, anti-phishing, antivirus, anti-spam, outbound compliance control and reputation protection, email archiving, email continuity, and secure hosted messaging.
- SeeDaten, located at the Spark Center in Duncan. The company is partnered with Germany-based IOXP to deliver augmented reality learning and process analysis techniques to the manufacturing and healthcare industries. The company’s AR solutions can convert any manual workflow or process into an AR training module complete with optic recognition, process verification and ISO certifications, according to the release. The tool is an Industry 4.0 solution which accelerates associates learning and documents processes.
- SpeakPoint, a tool that lets businesses practice, benchmark and validate product messaging internally before reaching out to the customer. Sales or customer support associates are guided through a series of conversation phases and given speaking points at each step. The tool also gives managers in-depth progress information and the opportunity to review recordings of practice sessions. The company is in Marietta.
- Railmo, a Columbia-based company that has developed a platform for health care and airport transportation staff to locate, store, check out and clean mobile equipment such as wheelchairs. The inventory management system is expected to reduce costs associated with lost wheelchairs and time spent searching for items.
- Procertas, which has developed the Legal Technology Assessment and the Trainer’s Edition. Both web-based applications assess and train end-user proficiency levels in basic office technologies such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat. Currently, the Mount Pleasant-based company is focused on law firms and law schools.