What We Do

The Beaufort Digital Corridor nurtures and promotes technology entrepreneurs. Our BASEcamp facility - located in downtown Beaufort - provides scalable office space for tech startups and coworking desks for remote workers. BDC offers networking opportunities, continuing education, and member-driven programs to help grow the tech economy in the Lowcountry.

Talent

Opportunities Abound
Tech Business Directory, Job & Talent Listings, LiveWorkMentor, CODEcamp, Game On!

Spaces

Get Working
Work Spaces, Scalable Offices, Coworking Desks, Conference Room, Event and Meeting Space

Community

Peer Networking
TECHconnect, BASEcamp Gallery, Fridays @ the Corridor, Coworking @ the Corridor, Beaufort Free Wi-fi

Capital

Accelerating Growth
Regional Tech Investors, Capital-related Education, Pitch Events, Looking to add to Investors List
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Latest News

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Beaufort Digital Corridor on 843TV

The Beaufort Digital Corridor will be doing a series of talks with WHHI-TV's 843TV in the coming months. We are pleased to announce the first episode featuring Executive Director Shelley Barratt; resident Wave Sciences' Keith McElveen, and entrepreneurs in residence Life Launcher represented by Alex Krauss. WATCH HERE.

We invite you to learn more about different aspects of our tech ecosystem. Enjoy the journey- we certainly are!

Member Highlight: SK Signs & Designs

SK Signs & Designs is a local marketing company with a big vision for your success. In addition to signs, banners, web design, logo design, and social media management, they are currently working on more video projects and adding to their capabilities. Multi-Camera Facebook/YouTube Live is great for:

  • How To's
  • Cooking
  • Demonstration
  • New Product Reviews
  • Meetings

They also are available for training in-house staff on Best Social Practices for your business.

Shawn & Kelly of SK Signs & Designs can help your company take control of your online web presence, increase profit by using your website blog, SEO, Social Media and several other online tools.

Member Highlight: Life Launcher

Are you prepared to pay for college? With student loans rising nationally, students are in need of a source that provides them with the resources and advice to ensure post grad financial stability.

Life Launcher is a platform that provides a personalized dashboard to allow students to make the most informed financial decisions when it comes to their major, job, university, and city choice. For more information about their platform: Life Launcher

Life Launcher was started by several students from the College of Charleston's ImpactX accelerator program. The students have been in Beaufort this summer as entrepreneurs in residence for our Live Work Mentor program. To hear about their Beaufort experience: 843TV Interview with Alex Krauss, Life Launcher

Bonnett: Seed grant bridges communities, entrepreneurial effort

One of the strategic initiatives outlined in the Savannah Economic Development Authority's recently released Propel Savannah study (at www.propelsavannah.com) is to "Catalyze a Complete Funding Continuum for Entrepreneurial Endeavors."

This week, we took one small step for the Savannah region (yup, I've been watching too much Apollo 11 coverage). On Tuesday, the Creative Coast received a federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to fund the development of a seed fund in the region.

This grant will help fund the launch and management of a $2 million to $10 million seed fund that will invest in about 30 high-growth potential startups in an eight-county region (Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties in South Carolina, and Chatham, Bulloch, Bryan, Liberty and Effingham counties in Georgia).

While the Creative Coast took the lead on this endeavor, it was truly a community effort. To qualify for the grant, we had to find matching dollars, in either cash or services, from the community to support us. Our allies and funders on this endeavor are SEDA, Hunter Maclean, TJS Deemer Dana, Bennett Thrasher, Pilot Mountain Ventures, Abshire PR, East Taylor Creative, Carolina Textile and E2 Advisors.

In addition to our funders, the following organizations supported the effort with letters of support/commitment: Georgia Southern University, Georgia Tech Savannah, Savannah Technical College, Technology Association of Georgia, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, Maven Makers, SCORE Savannah, South Carolina Lowcountry SCORE, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance, Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation and Beaufort Digital Corridor.

Last, our key strategic partner is the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, a business incubator in Bluffton with a similar mission to that of the Creative Coast.

If you've made it this far, you have come to realize that this fund, which we are calling the Bridge Fund, goes across the Savannah River, across the state line. I believe this was key to our success in receiving the federal funding.

This is a "Regional Innovation Strategies" grant and regions go across state lines. Talent and customers travel across state lines every day. We believe investors will, too.

Now the real work begins. Now we go out and raise $2million to $10 million from high-net-worth individuals and companies to fund the fund, and eventually the companies, which are interested in a return on both their investment and our region. Will you join us?

Jennifer Bonnett is executive director of the Creative Coast and vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Savannah Economic Development Authority. The Creative Coast is a nonprofit supporting local innovators that is made possible by the city of Savannah and SEDA. She can be reached at jen@thecreativecoast.org.

Member Highlight: DesignDoc

With a background in higher education and career services, Melissa A. Venable, PhD, established Design Doc LLC in 2010 as a way to connect with freelance and consulting projects. Since then, she has worked with a variety of clients and audiences ranging from academic institutions and professional associations to private practitioners. Her focus is on online education and career development.

Through Design Doc, Melissa and her husband, Rob Petitgout, have been non-resident BDC members since its grand opening in 2017. As remote workers for more than a decade with large digital companies, they joined with an interest in not only getting involved in the Beaufort community, but also supporting the BDC's initiative to connect local tech-oriented entrepreneurs and creative professionals with resources and each other.

For more information about projects and services: Design Doc LLC

Formstack Acquires Electronic Signature Software, InsureSign

Formstack Acquires Electronic Signature Software, InsureSign

FISHERS, INDIANA – July 10, 2019 – Formstack, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company with a mission to transform the way people collect information and put it to work, today announces the acquisition of Charleston-based eSignature software provider, InsureSign.

With the acquisition, Formstack further enhances its workplace productivity platform to allow users to easily and securely get documents signed electronically from anywhere on any device without the need for a third-party product. Formstack will immediately begin incorporating native eSignatures into its platform through an integration with WebMerge, which Formstack also acquired in April 2019. All InsureSign employees will be joining the Formstack team, and existing InsureSign customers will not see a change in service.

"Formstack helps users capture data and put it to work, and we know users are increasingly looking to end-to-end, do-it-all platforms to power their workflows," said Chris Byers, CEO of Formstack. "This acquisition will allow our users to capture data, manage it, create documents and secure signatures electronically without needing to leave the application or cobble together integrations."

Founded in 2011 by Joe Floyd, InsureSign has tens of thousands of users across industries, including insurance, healthcare, banking, real estate and business services. This acquisition deepens Formstack's product lineup in these fast-growing markets. For example, InsureSign's platform integrates with leading insurance agency management systems, including Applied Epic, QQCatalyst and HawkSoft. Additionally, InsureSign has been the top-rated eSignature software on G2 for five consecutive quarters.

"Thousands of companies have embraced modern, web-based workflows for capturing data and creating documents, only to print them out to be signed, scanned back into a database and shredded," said Joe Floyd, Founder and CEO of InsureSign. "Together, Formstack and InsureSign will eliminate the time and money spent on outdated, inefficient and wasteful processes."

This acquisition immediately follows Formstack's acquisition of WebMerge in April, Bedrock Data in February, and QuickTapSurvey in December 2018. For more information about Formstack, please visit www.formstack.com.

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About Formstack
Formstack is a workplace productivity solution built to transform the way people collect information and put it to work. With its powerful data collection and process automation capabilities, Formstack reduces data chaos and solves important business problems. Founded in Indiana in 2006, Formstack is a remote-first company with employees who live and work all over the world. Recognized for its continual growth and positive company culture, Formstack is a regular honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing U.S. companies, and it has been named a best place to work in both Indiana and Colorado. Learn more at https://www.formstack.com.

Beaufort Digital Corridor Vice Chair Matt D'Angelo on North of the Broad

Beaufort Digital Corridor Board Vice Chair Matt D'Angelo talks about our Live Work Mentor program, its partnership with the College of Charleston's ImpactX accelerator program, and the potential for growth and inclusion of other college entrepreneur programs around the state. Click HERE to watch the interview.

Life Launcher is the student team working at BASEcamp as summer resident, and their goal is to complete a working business plan and a minimum viable product (MVP) during their time here.

This speaks directly to the question always on our minds at the Digital Corridor: "Do you have a startup technology idea?" We can help you.

Office spaces opening up in July and August for startup technology entrepreneurs at BASEcamp. Contact us for more information on how to become a resident company.

Upcoming Events

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Coworking in Beaufort, SC

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.

SC Codes Meetup

SC Codes meetup - we are a partner site where those learning to code can gather and do their coding alongside other coders with volunteer mentors on board to answer questions and offer guidance. These mentors may have experience in different programming languages- are YOU an expert? Come share your knowledge with others.

We are excited about #coding at BASEcamp! Note: This is the last SC Codes Meetup for 2019.

Coworking in Beaufort, SC

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 in Beaufort, SC

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 in Beaufort, SC

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 in Beaufort, SC

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.

SC Codes Meetup

SC Codes meetup - we are a partner site where those learning to code can gather and do their coding alongside other coders with volunteer mentors on board to answer questions and offer guidance. These mentors may have experience in different programming languages- are YOU an expert? Come share your knowledge with others.

We are excited about #coding at BASEcamp! Note: This is the last SC Codes Meetup for 2019.

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

Fall Art Walk, BASEcamp Gallery

BASEcamp Gallery will participate in the 16th Annual Fall Art Walk! Artists to be announced...

We are conveniently located on Carteret halfway between USCB Center for the Arts/Sea Islands Center Gallery and the Downtown Beaufort Galleries. Look for the Beaufort Digital Corridor sign, the Art Walk banner, and "BASEcamp" on the building from the city parking lot.

SC Codes Meetup

SC Codes meetup - we are a partner site where those learning to code can gather and do their coding alongside other coders with volunteer mentors on board to answer questions and offer guidance. These mentors may have experience in different programming languages- are YOU an expert? Come share your knowledge with others.

We are excited about #coding at BASEcamp! Note: This is the last SC Codes Meetup for 2019.