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The Beaufort Digital Corridor is a creative effort to attract, nurture and promote Beaufort's technology entrepreneurs through a combination of technology-enabled initiatives and business incentives, private business support and member-driven programming.

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Beaufort's BASEcamp Rapidly Becoming Area's Premier Technology Incubator

With just under 5,000 square feet of space and cutting edge business and technology support, Beaufort's BASEcamp keeps adding technology-oriented business residents at an impressive pace.

The newest resident, Mindflint, is a strategic digital marketing and design company utilizing a broad spectrum of tools and platforms. The firm's principal, Nate Schaub, recently relocated from Pittsburgh, PA, and is excited to be part of our burgeoning tech community. Our other digital creative, 1212 Design, can be found meeting their web design and development clients in the conference room and working nights and weekends like creatives are known to do. Jamie Fleming and his crew are active in community outreach, particularly with young people; their summer school field trip to BASEcamp for middle-schoolers, Catch Me at the Corridor, had members and residents presenting the different types of work one can do with technology.

Wave Sciences was featured in recent news highlighting their intent to commercialize their audio technology. And finally, PollPit, residents for our pilot summer live/work/mentorship program, completed the aspects of their project that they intended in no small part due to the guidance they received from the Beaufort Digital Corridor's Board of Directors.

Program Manager, Shelley Barratt, notes that "When residents and members engage with each other as well as the local community, it opens up possibilities for everyone. This is what starts to create the ecosystem, and we have that space here at BASEcamp."

Spaces, one the pillars of the Beaufort Digital Corridor, is clearly meeting its potential with BASEcamp: Beaufort's premier business incubator and co-working office designed to meet the transitional professional office space needs of tech entrepreneurs seeking adaptable, affordable office and conference facilities of the highest quality, while gaining access to the Corridor's network of entrepreneurs and professionals.

Beaufort Digital Corridor Presents Season Two of Game On!

The Beaufort Digital Corridor is pleased to welcome season two of Game On! – game design and development geared toward middle and high school students. Registration is now open for this limited seating opportunity.

Seth Konoza, an Animation, Game Design and Computer Science educator at Beaufort High School, teaches the code education program where students are introduced to the theory, tools, and practice required to create their own games.

The course will be held at the Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp facility on Saturdays from 9am-12pm from October 13 to November 17, 2018. Among the topics will be game strategy, puzzle design and a final project.

Originally an initiative to sell young students on computer science by using video games, it is more than that. "Kids love to play games, so why not give them an opportunity to create their own. Game On! provides students with the tools they need to create their own games, as well as help students develop everyday life skills, such as problem-solving and analytical skills," adds Seth Konoza. Putting the pieces together, kids can then continue their education with the excellent computer science offerings at colleges like USCB with a career path in technology.

Register Here or Contact Us for more information.

Game On! Is ON for fall 2018

Game On!, an initiative to sell young students on computer science by using video games, is here for its second year. After giving those on the wait list from last year an opportunity to sign up, general registration is now open for this limited seating opportunity.

The game design and development series for middle and high school students is taught by Seth Konoza, who teaches Animation, Game Design and Computer Science at Beaufort High School.

The classes take place at BASEcamp - 500 Carteret Street on Saturdays from Oct. 13 until Nov. 17. Among the topics will be game strategy, puzzle design and a final project.

Register Here or Contact Us for more information.

Sip and Learn Social - Session 3

A partnership between Beaufort Digital Corridor members Allen Technology Advising (Allen IT) and Enterprise Technologies, Inc. (ETI) offers a four-part series addressing everyday technology, tailored exclusively for the local businesses of Beaufort.

Sip and learn socials take place on the second Tuesday of the month after work hours. This complimentary event is co-hosted by the Beaufort Digital Corridor at its BASEcamp facility. Ryan Curtis of Allen IT and Sam Kolner of ETI are local tech experts that are passionate about seeing Lowcountry businesses thrive.

The third session on September 11th, 2018 will walk you through basic forms of Network Security that any business owner needs to have in place. They will go over physical security and compliance, services and software, and security within vendor relationships. Technology should optimize your business and bring you peace of mind- so bring an open mind, tech related questions, and business card for the opportunity to set up a private appointment after the presentation.

Community, the most important pillar of the Beaufort Digital Corridor, is the relationship between the Beaufort Digital Corridor, member companies, and the greater public. The BDC supports Beaufort's business community through hosting events like this. 

Shelley Barratt, Program Manager, and Beaufort Digital Corridor Board Directors Jess O

Tech Life #110: Beaufort Digital Corridor | Technology Incubator | Silicon Harbor Radio

The Beaufort Digital Corridor's Board Chairman, Kevin Klingler, and Program Manager, Shelley Barratt, were recently interviewed for The Tech Life with Rich Conte podcast- just released for publication on Silicon Harbor Radio. Kevin and Shelley discuss the effort to launch the BDC and the initiatives that they are undertaking to promote technology entrepreneurship in Beaufort, South Carolina.

The Tech Life with host Rich Conte together with Silicon Harbor Magazine bring you Silicon Harbor Radio; news and interviews from the Technology, Creative and Entrepreneur communities in Charleston, SC.

Wave Sciences - Beaufort Digital Corridor's Newest Resident

The Beaufort Digital Corridor is excited to announce their newest resident at BASEcamp: Wave Sciences, an audio technology company applying the science of waves to enable better hearing in a noisy world.

Wave Sciences builds and licenses hearing technologies to enable hearing everywhere and help solve challenging problems in a variety of environments and situations. Applying these technologies to consumer hearing, smart speakers, audio electronics, and medical applications, they are able to cut through noise to improve hearing more than ten-fold for both people and electronic devices. One of the more intriguing applications is their patented smart garment as a wearable hearing assistive technology to help people hear in noisy conditions and from far away. These technologies can be seen in action at BASEcamp in the coming months.

Keith McElveen, founder and CTO, and his team are excited about expanding their already successful Charleston company to Beaufort. "The time is ripe for these technologies, particularly in the Lowcountry with its active elderly population, as well as proximity to educational and medical institutions in and around Beaufort County," said Mr. McElveen.

Wave Sciences will be consulting with Chairman Kevin Klingler to help them develop business plans to commercialize their cutting-edge hearing technologies. Mr. Klingler notes that "Wave Sciences is a terrific example of the expertise and support the Corridor offers companies wanting to grow their tech businesses in Beaufort. By working together we can help them grow, which in turn helps create a stronger economy and higher paying jobs right here." 

The resources offered by the Beaufort Digital Corridor is just one of the draws for tech companies such as Wave Sciences. As these companies grow, so too will the economic vitality, global competitiveness, and prosperity of the Lowcountry, as well as the innovation and skills of our workforce–acting as further inducement for other tech talent to move to the Beaufort area. To develop technology like this is beneficial for all.

Alder Energy Systems Recognized as a Top Solar Contractor

More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer Alder Energy Systems has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. Alder Energy Systems has been listed as 199 out of 450 solar companies on the magazine's 2018 Top Solar Contractors list.

The Top Solar Contractors list was developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, them Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets, and ranks contractors by kilowatts installed in the previous year. The 2018 list was released on July 24.

"Solar Power World is very excited about the 2018 class of Top Solar Contractors," said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. "Our 2017 list showed impressive installation numbers after 2016's huge rush to meet ITC requirements, and many companies were hesitant to show unavoidable installation dips after last year's high. We're happy to feature a strong group of thriving U.S. solar installers on the 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. These companies truly are at the top of their markets."

The U.S. solar market had its biggest year ever in 2016, installing more than 15,000 MW. Installations in 2017 were 10,608 MW growth over 2015 numbers.

A major highlight of 2017 was the non-residential market growing 28% year-over-year, the fourth straight year of annual growth for commercial, industrial and community solar. In 2017, 30% of all new electric generating capacity brought online in the United States came from solar, second only to new natural gas capacity.

The first quarter of 2018 showed a 13% growth over the first quarter of 2017, and Alder Energy Systems will continue to contribute to the wave of increasing solar generation. By 2023, more than 15,000 MW of solar is expected to be installed annually.

Upcoming Events

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Coworking @ the Corridor

Want to work alongside entrepreneurs and check out what's going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp? Join our resident community and like-minded remote workers each Friday for Coworking @ the Corridor at no cost.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort's premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.

Startup Weekend Charleston

Startup Weekend Charleston is Summer Camp meets Shark Tank.

Startup Weekend is the world's connection point for entrepreneurs. You might meet a friend, a mentor, a co-founder, an investor or even your next boss.

Coworking @ the Corridor

Want to work alongside entrepreneurs and check out what's going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp? Join our resident community and like-minded remote workers each Friday for Coworking @ the Corridor at no cost.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort's premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.

Sip and Learn Social - Tech for the Rest of Us (Session #4)

A four-part series addressing everyday technology, tailored exclusively for the local businesses of Beaufort, Sip and Learn Socials are a partnership between Beaufort Digital Corridor members Allen Technology Advising (Allen IT) and Enterprise Technologies, Inc. (ETI)

Sip and Learn Socials will take place on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm. Please RSVP HERE.

This complimentary event is co-hosted by the Beaufort Digital Corridor

Coworking @ the Corridor

Want to work alongside entrepreneurs and check out what's going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp? Join our resident community and like-minded remote workers each Friday for Coworking @ the Corridor at no cost.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort's premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.

Fridays @ the Corridor - Hearing Technology

At this Fridays @ the Corridor BASEcamp resident Keith McElveen talks hearing technology with Wave Sciences- an innovative audio company that is building and licensing hearing technologies to enable hearing everywhere.

Learn more and register HERE.

Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring lunch for this Fridays @ the Corridor.

Game On!

Game On! is a code education program geared toward middle and high school students who would like to learn the practice of game design and development. Over this five-session program, students will learn the theory, tools, and practice required to create their own games. Learn more/Register HERE.

TECHconnect

TECHconnect is a monthly networking event held at BASEcamp for professionals working in and around technology with the goal of creating and advancing our local tech economy. Come and join the conversation!

Please RSVP to info@beaufortdigital.com

Coworking @ the Corridor

Want to work alongside entrepreneurs and check out what's going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp? Join our resident community and like-minded remote workers each Friday for Coworking @ the Corridor at no cost.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort's premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.

Coworking @ the Corridor

Want to work alongside entrepreneurs and check out what's going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp? Join our resident community and like-minded remote workers each Friday for Coworking @ the Corridor at no cost.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort's premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.

Coworking @ the Corridor

Want to work alongside entrepreneurs and check out what's going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp? Join our resident community and like-minded remote workers each Friday for Coworking @ the Corridor at no cost.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort's premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.

Coworking @ the Corridor

Want to work alongside entrepreneurs and check out what's going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp? Join our resident community and like-minded remote workers each Friday for Coworking @ the Corridor at no cost.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort's premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.

Fridays @ the Corridor - Design in Technology

In this installment of Fridays @ the Corridor, several BASEcamp residents and members discuss the importance of design in technology. Join Jamie Fleming, 1212 Design, Nate Schaub, Mindflint, and Ginger Wareham, PickleJuice, in this interactive discussion. #designintech

This is a rescheduled program from the week of Hurricane Florence... Learn more and register HERE

Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring lunch for this Fridays @ the Corridor.

TECHconnect

TECHconnect is a monthly networking event held at BASEcamp for professionals working in and around technology with the goal of creating and advancing our local tech economy. Come and join the conversation!

Please RSVP to info@beaufortdigital.com

Coworking @ the Corridor

Want to work alongside entrepreneurs and check out what's going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp? Join our resident community and like-minded remote workers each Friday for Coworking @ the Corridor at no cost.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort's premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.

Coworking @ the Corridor

Want to work alongside entrepreneurs and check out what's going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp? Join our resident community and like-minded remote workers each Friday for Coworking @ the Corridor at no cost.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort's premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.

Coworking @ the Corridor

Want to work alongside entrepreneurs and check out what's going on at Beaufort Digital Corridor's BASEcamp? Join our resident community and like-minded remote workers each Friday for Coworking @ the Corridor at no cost.

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort's premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.