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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.

Sip and Learn Social - Session 2

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. The second session on August 14th, 2018 is designed as a deeper dive with these local experts to address specific business technology needs.

Ryan Curtis of Allen IT and Sam Kolner of ETI are local tech experts that are passionate about seeing Lowcountry businesses thrive. They will show you how to formulate a technology plan for your business that looks forward five years to maximize your finances. They will go over common things that business owners don't consider when planning an IT budget, if they have an IT budget at all. 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. See Events Page for all future dates.

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.

InsureSign ranks as the No. 1 e-signature software

G2Crowd, the world's leading business solutions review website, has today released its Summer 2018 Report on e-signature software –and InsureSign ranks No. 1 for its usability and customer support.

InsureSign is currently the highest rated e-signature tool for overall satisfaction on G2Crowd, with 4.9 out of 5 possible stars (a 97 percent satisfaction score).

"We've always focused on providing our users with the easiest way to get their documents signed and the best hands-on, personalized service," says Joe Floyd, founder and CEO of InsureSign. "We're grateful that our users have been so happy with our software that they've decided to tell others. It's thanks to them that we've secured the top ranking on G2Crowd, the top reviews website for business solutions."

InsureSign has tens of thousands of users across several industries. All InsureSign users enjoy getting their documents signed the easiest way possible, along with unlimited signatures, documents and templates each month, and the benefits of audit trails, auto reminders, auto archival, company branding and more.

InsureSign also offers a premium plan that includes a unique suite of innovative features, including text-message signing, in-person signing, reusable forms, a tool for securing company reviews and more.

Beaufort Digital Corridor's Matt D'Angelo on Beaufort News

Beaufort Digital Corridor Board Vice Chair Matt D'Angelo talks about our summer live/work/mentorship program, a partnership that started with a conversation out of the College of Charleston's ImpactX accelerator program and came to fruition at a TECHconnect networking event. TECHconnect is also D'Angelo's brainchild.

Featuring our resident student entrepreneurs, PollPit, and championed by CoC/ImpactX's Dr. Chris Starr, we hope this is the start of more of these types of activities- and with other educational institutions as well. Special thanks to Rotary Club of the Lowcountry for sponsoring the use of office space at BASEcamp. 

Could Beaufort be the ultimate tech-retreat destination?

Request for Proposals

The Beaufort Digital Corridor announces Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a qualified vendor to plan, conceive and materialize creative assets for the Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC).

The Scope of Work is designed to encourage aggressive, targeted growth of BDC membership and BASEcamp occupancy amongst tech organizations and professionals. Examples of what we are looking for are conceiving original messaging, materializing original creative assets, marketing collateral, generating high-level of awareness for the BDC amongst tech organizations and entrepreneurs, and for new and nascent tech companies and entrepreneurs and businesses with a technology component to apply for office space at BASECamp.

See Proposal and Submission Requirements as stated on RFP - Download HERE.

Sip and Learn Social, Tech for the Rest of Us

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 will take place on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm. This complimentary event is co-hosted by the Beaufort Digital Corridor at BASEcamp, located at 500 Carteret Street. The initial session on July 10, 2018 is designed as a meet-and-greet with these local experts and to discuss your current business technology needs.

"How much money does it cost your company to be without technology for an hour? What about for five days during a weather-related evacuation?" asks Ryan Curtis of Allen IT. For the first event, Ryan along with Samantha Kolner of ETI want to help your company strengthen its business continuity plan by including an IT disaster recovery plan custom designed to meet your needs. They will go over basic and attainable ways to secure and protect your businesses technology, so you don't have to worry about lost data and the headache of getting your network back online. Technology should optimize your business and bring peace of mind. Attendees are encouraged to bring an open mind, tech related questions, and business card- there will be drawings for a free IT support session and an Amazon gift card! See Events Page for dates.

Community, one of the essential pillars 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.

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.

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.

Sip and Learn Social - Tech for the Rest of Us (Session #3)

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.

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.

Business Owner Summit

The Business Owner Summit is designed to be a day where we step back and take inventory of today's challenges and opportunities. This is a unique opportunity to get advice from experts and network with 150 other business owners.

Informed and inspired we will be able to re-focus and set new targets for the road ahead.

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.

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