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 Welcomes Life Launcher

Beaufort Digital Corridor announces Life Launcher as this year's student entrepreneurs in residence for the summer Live Work Mentor (LWM) program, adding to the growing tech scene in Beaufort.

Life Launcher, whose tech-product addresses student loan debt, was one of this year's teams in the College of Charleston ImpactX accelerator program. BDC Board Vice Chair Matt D'Angelo served as a judge for the final pitch competition and extended the invitation after interacting with the teams: "Our LWM program strives to provide a vibrant, focused environment for the college team to accelerate their company development, and Life Launcher really demonstrates a great level of dedication and enthusiasm. They are a great match for the summer program and we're really excited to have them!"

In partnership with Rotary Club of the Lowcountry and University of South Carolina Beaufort, four students will live at USCB Housing in Beaufort and work out of BASEcamp. Last year's pilot program was a success with Pollpit, who met their goal of completing a business plan under the guidance of mentors and building a test app during their time in Beaufort. They brought an infectious energy to the Digital Corridor and surrounding community, and the same is expected with Life Launcher.

In its third year of operation the Digital Corridor is undeniably becoming a viable influence on the Lowcountry's tech economy. With the addition of Life Launcher, BASEcamp will be at or near 100% capacity this summer and there is a waiting list for office residency consideration. We are seeing an uptick in coworking drop-ins and subscriptions, and several student interns from area colleges will be at BASEcamp this summer working for resident and member companies. Also, new BDC Board member, Dr. Robert LeFavi, Dean of USCB Beaufort Campus, will be key to the increasing strategic programs between USCB and BDC that encourage the flow of students to Beaufort and BASEcamp.

Talent is one of the pillars of the Beaufort Digital Corridor. The economic vitality, global competitiveness, and prosperity of our country and of the Beaufort community depends on the innovation and skills of our workforce. To draw in and develop talent like this is beneficial for all.

Member Highlight: Katja Burnett Design

Beaufort Digital Corridor *Member Highlight* today features: Katja Burnett Design

Katja is a multimedia designer with experience in designing marketing collateral, large-format graphics, signage, branding, 3D modeling, illustration, animation, vehicle graphics, and interactive application development. She has been in the design industry since 2002 working on a wide range of projects for entities such as Printology Signs & Graphics, Putsch & Co., Design Illuminations, North American Company for Life and Health Insurance, and Richter Studios. 

She was part of a small start-up multimedia company in Slovenia developing promotional interactive solutions for cultural institutions and museums, creating the first ever interactive 3D replica of an exhibit, an interactive online gallery, a mobile phone museum tour, an interactive educational quiz, animated 3D visualizations, social media marketing campaign development and more. 

Katja is currently working on attracting mid to large companies that need design services for their marketing campaigns and projects.

Summer at BASEcamp Gallery: Photography Club of Beaufort

The Beaufort Digital Corridor is pleased to announce the Photography Club of Beaufort as this summer's BASEcamp Gallery installation. The club was drawn to BASEcamp's contemporary setting when utilizing office space for a photography workshop last fall.

This photography exhibit will display at BASEcamp throughout July, August, and September. All prints will be offered for sale. Plan to Meet the Photographers and enjoy a glass of wine at First Friday on July 5th from 5-7pm at the Digital Corridor's BASEcamp - 500 Carteret Street, just a few blocks from the downtown galleries.

The Photography Club of Beaufort was formed in 2005 and has grown to over 125 members. The club offers monthly programs as well as workshops, field trips, and exhibits. Rebecca Bass, a past president of the club, is looking forward to this summer exhibit: "This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talent of our local photographers in an innovative space." 

Member Highlight: MINDFLINT

Beaufort Digital Corridor *Member Highlight* today features: MINDFLINT

Mindflint, a BASEcamp resident company since last September, is a full-service marketing and creative firm with team members and clients around the country. MINDFLINT's "virtual agency" model is designed to keep overhead low, which allows them to offer the comprehensive solutions of a big marketing agency, but at a much lower cost. 

Nate Schaub, MINDFLINT's founder, says, "Everyone needs great marketing, but most organizations are forced to choose between either cobbling together a bunch of freelancers – and then trying to make it all fit together – or hiring a big, expensive agency. We started MINDFLINT to bridge that gap." 

To hear more about the company, stop by Station 9 at BASEcamp, or feel free to contact Nate anytime. #strategy #branding #social #content #digitalmarketing #webdesign #appdev #UX #ecommerce #print #email #video

InterDev Helps Beaufort, S.C. Launch Digital Corridor Initiative

InterDev, an Atlanta-area provider of information technology, security and geographic information systems (GIS) services, has announced that it will sustain its commitment to the Beaufort, South Carolina-based Beaufort Digital Corridor(BDC) through 2019 based on the program's benefits for both the city and the community it serves.

The BDC sprung from a 2016 visit by Beaufort City Councilman Stephen Murray and City Manager William Prokop to an event sponsored by the Charleston Digital Corridor. Having landed its IT and security contract with the City of Beaufort the same year, InterDev was a natural mentor for the effort.

"We spent two days with a futurist, saying, 'What do we want Beaufort to be in 2030?'" says Prokop. "Items like the Digital Corridor are the foundation of what we have to grow to. We started a code camp, and InterDev steps right in and offers scholarships for people that cannot afford to pay for it."

CODEcamp, a Charleston Digital Corridor curriculum that Beaufort added in February 2018, is a project-based, introductory code education program designed for busy adults. Over the eight-session program, students learn the fundamentals of web development.

"InterDev was a founding member of the Digital Corridor and they remain active as a member and business sponsor," says BDC Program Manager Shelley Barratt. "They also sponsor other special programs, including Game On!, our game-coding education program to get kids interested in coding."

"InterDev's mission goes beyond helping governments and commercial interests reap the benefits of technology excellence," says InterDev Founder and CEO Gary Nichols. "We have always believed in giving back to the communities in which we work, and I cannot think of a better way than by sponsoring technology education initiatives."

In January 2017, the BDC also launched BASECamp, a "nascent technology" incubator that is currently at 80% occupancy. One of the tenants is MINDFLINT. "As a new business in the city, the Digital Corridor was perfect," says MINDFLINT Principal Nate Schaub. "It's a natural inroad to the community as a whole."

"With InterDev having a presence in Beaufort, everyone gets a little involved," says Barratt. "The InterDev IT employees come check on us –- and a couple of them came through the Beaufort educational system–the Technical College of the Lowcountry."

"The BDC has been a pivot point for Beaufort, and sponsors like InterDev have been a big contributor to that success," Barratt continues. "The computer science department at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort has been graduating 20+ grads per year. These students say, 'Hey I want to start something here.' We are helping to prevent brain drain."

Upcoming Events

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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 a volunteer mentor(s) on board to answer questions and offer guidance. These mentors may have experience in different programming languages, and we will announce for each monthly meetup what expertise may be there.

Mentors for this meetup tba.

Count on the last Saturday of each month as our SC Codes Meetup. We are excited about #coding at BASEcamp!

S.C. Department of Commerce Office of Innovation's Pen to Paper Tour

BASEcamp has been confirmed as an official stop on the S.C. Department of Commerce Office of Innovation's Pen to Paper Tour! Stay tuned for details...

Pen to Paper Tour:
The Pen to Paper Tour connects us to the innovation ecosystem through pre-scheduled days in which members of our team work remotely at partner locations. Community members are invited to coordinate individual meetings or can simply drop by our working area to discuss their ideas, share what they're working on, or connect them with additional statewide resources.

Game On! July 15-19, 2019

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.

Game On! this time will be a morning summer camp style week-long course (5 classes Monday - Friday), offered twice this summer to fit everyone in. This is the second and final class this summer, July 15-19, 2019.

2018 Live Work Mentor Program, Pollpit

TECHconnect - Live Work Mentor

This month will feature an update on the progress of our entrepreneurial students here for the summer Live Work Mentor program. Come hear about and ask questions about their project, Life Launcher. (Pictured above: students from the 2018 Live Work Mentor program, Pollpit)

TECHconnect is a monthly networking event held at BASEcamp for tech-related professionals with the goal of creating and advancing tech-progressive business potential. Please RSVP to info@beaufortdigital.com