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: 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.

Member Highlight: Illustrategy

Illustrategy encompasses many of the interests and abilities of Illustrategy, LLC founder Brian A. Canada, PhD. While Illustrategy currently provides a wide variety of services and products, the company was initially founded as a graphic design studio and occasionally still does some graphic design and illustration work.

This summer, Illustrategy LLC will be publishing Bugs 'N Boo Hags, a new video game largely inspired by South Carolina lowcountry folklore. The game is currently in the in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the last phase of the game's development, testing, and marketing/distribution... support & share the campaign if you can!

Illustrategy also provides data analytics services to Dispute Resolution Data (DRD), a Mount Pleasant, SC company that maintains a comprehensive database of international arbitration and mediation cases. A few times a year, Dr. Canada teams up with the folks at DRD to write an article for the Wolters Kluwer arbitration blog.

Finally, Dr. Canada has been a resident at BASEcamp since its inception in 2017 representing as Associate Professor of Computational Science at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. He has been instrumental in our partnership with USCB, has led and attended many events, and has even taught CODEcamp. It has been a treat to have Brian involved with all things Beaufort Digital Corridor!

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."

Upcoming Events

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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.

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

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

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

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.