The SCRA team is fortunate to work with some of the brightest minds in the startup world. This CEO podcast series brings those minds to mic to share their stories of success, failures, and learned best practices. Keep checking back to hear from more CEOs.
SCRA CEO Podcast: WAVS Custom
WAVS Custom became an SCRA Member Company in October of 2022 and received a $50,000 Acceleration Grant. The company became an SC Launch Inc. Portfolio Company with SC Launch Inc.’s $200,000 investment in October of 2023.
WAVS Custom is a Greenville-based startup that manufactures custom-fit ear audio products. It developed a 3D scanning and manufacturing platform that makes custom-fitted in-ear monitors (IEMs) that provide a higher degree of noise isolation for better sound. Visit company website.
SCRA CEO Podcast: New Forge
New Forge became an SCRA Member Company in 2021 and has received Demonstration Grants totaling over $37,000. In February of 2023, New Forge received a 250,000 investment from SC Launch Inc. to help the Rock Hill-based startup continue transforming the manufacturing and healthcare industries with its augmented reality software and hardware.
New Forge offers customized AR solutions that enhance an organization’s frontline productivity. Their solutions make manufacturing operations safer, more efficient, and less costly. Functions that benefit from this service include order picking, maintenance, inspections, part assembly, remote assistance, training, and communication. Visit company website.
SCRA CEO Podcast: Hank AI
Listen as Jack Neil, CEO and founder of Hank AI, an SC Launch Inc. Portfolio Company, discusses the history, challenges, and future of Hank AI.
HANK (hank.ai) became an SCRA Member Company in 2019 and received a $50,000 Acceleration Grant from SCRA in 2020.
Later that year, they became an SC Launch, Inc. Portfolio Company by receiving their first $200,000 investment. In November of 2021, Hank received another $200,000 investment to help the artificial intelligence company continue its strong growth track of helping health care providers streamline their medical billing processes.
Recognizing the need to simplify and improve efficiencies in medical billing, Hank AI built a cognitive automation platform that combines traditional machine learning with crowdsourced knowledge to automate repetitive decision-making tasks. This helps medical coders increase their productivity and accuracy by providing an easy-to-use interface for manual keyword searches against a database of medical codes. The platform also allows coders to transform free-text medical records into a list of the most probable codes. Visit company website.
SCRA CEO Podcast: Ruffian Software
Ruffian Software, became an SCRA Member Company in 2021 and received a $25,000 Project Development Fund Grant. They also became an SC Launch Inc. Portfolio Company with a $250,000 investment in May of 2023.
As a solution to the problems businesses have managing multiple secure networks and maintaining privacy and security, Ruffian Software created an application, TechIDManager. This application automatically makes and manages individual accounts with appropriate rights for every MSP technician on every domain, with automatic passwords. Visit company website.
SC Launch CEO Podcast: Mainstage Gaming Network
Mainstage Gaming Network Inc. is a Rock Hill-based startup that builds single platforms for organizations to create gaming events, tournaments, and leagues for gamers everywhere. The company is allowing organizations to create communities through inclusive and accessible opportunities in gaming. Visit company website.
SC Launch CEO Podcast: Humimic Medical
Humimic Medical, an SCRA Member Company, is an industry leader in high-grade medical products. Their first invention, the ballistic gel, is best known for setting the standard for durability, quality, and reusability in synthetic medical gelatins. Medical professionals worldwide use Humimic’s gelatins for simulations, phantom imaging, and to train with realism. Healthcare innovators also rely on their reusable gelatins for their products. Visit company website.