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.


Opportunities Abound
LowcountryWorks Tech Business Directory, Talent Portal, CODEcamp, Game On!, Live Work Mentor


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


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


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

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Lowcountry High School Students Awarded College Scholarships By Playing Cybersecurity Games

South Coast Cyber Center in collaboration with the Beaufort Digital Corridor, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Technical College of the Lowcountry, CyberStart America, and the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation announced this week opportunities for talented high school and college students to win valuable scholarships for certification and school tuition.

Beginning October 27, 2021 thru April 27, 2022 students can register and begin the competition. CyberStart America is a gamified learning platform developed by cybersecurity professionals. CyberStart offers a series of challenges to challenge student's problem solving skills.

Students must be at least 13 years old and in 9th-12th grades in public, private, charter or home school. CyberStart's competition allows students to build a portfolio of skills and certifications desired by employers both in the private and public sector. No background in information technology or cybersecurity is required.

Warren Parker, Chairman of the South Coast Cyber Center says that "This is a unique opportunity provided free to interested students that features fun challenges and simulations to increase their cybersecurity knowledge. These challenges will allow our students to build their cyber skills while competing for scholarships worth up to $3000. We believe CyberStart is a unique and innovative concept that can uncover hidden talent for cybersecurity in our community."

Beaufort Digital Corridor will host a virtual information session via Zoom on Tuesday, November 9th and November 16th at 11:00 AM and 6:00PM EST. View the flyer for more information.

Students will need to register and activate their CyberStart America account to join the Beaufort Digital Corridor's CyberTeam.

Eight Beaufort Co. schools will get new STEM summer camps, technology. Is yours on the list?

"Eight Beaufort County schools are going to expand their technology and STEM programs with a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, Beaufort County School District has announced. Under the five-year grant, schools will purchase 3D printers, robotics and graphing calculators; they'll also offer family nights and summer camps revolving around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)."

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The Inner Coastal Podcast Interviews Beaufort Digital Corridor

Beaufort, South Carolina isn't only a small town with southern charm. Meet Jess O'Brien, the Executive Director of the Beaufort Digital Corridor. Working with the community, Jess and her team work to inspire a love of learning, especially towards tech and coding among all ages. While Silicon Valley may be in San Francisco, the Tech Corridor is expanding it to Beaufort and the surrounding areas.

Listen to the Podcast Interview 

The Inner Coastal Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Natasha Lye and produced by the team at Relic. Music is Inspirational Outlook by Scott Holmes.

Beaufort Digital Announces New Cybersecurity Workshops & Certificate Programs

We couldn't think of a better way to kick off Cybersecurity Awareness Month than by announcing the launch of our new cybersecurity programs, activities and upcoming events at the Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC).

The BDC is pleased to present cybersecurity bootcamps for all ages. Our certificate programs span from middle school through adult. The courses are well-suited for career-aged job seekers and working professionals, transitioning military members (including spouses and families), or anyone looking to expand their knowledge in cybersecurity.

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Fall 2021 Newsletter

It's the start of an exciting season here at the Beaufort Digital Corridor! From onboarding new board leadership and staff, to organizing our first 5K fundraiser, participating in Beaufort's Fall Artwalk, creating curriculum for our new Cybersecurity and Gaming BOOTcamps and hosting a plethora of networking and speaker events to attend, you won't want to miss out on all the fun we have planned this Fall!

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Beaufort Digital Corridor Names New Chairwoman

BEAUFORT, S.C., September 2, 2021 – The Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) board has elected Melissa A. Venable, Ph.D. as their new board chair. Venable, who joined the BDC Board in 2020 has been a member since the BDC's opening in 2017. She succeeds Kevin Klingler, the BDC's inaugural chairman.

Melissa Venable is an advisor for Red Ventures Education where she leads a research initiative tracking trends in online education and training. Her professional background includes almost 15 years of higher education experience in roles related to educational technology, teaching, and career development. Her most recent nonprofit experience includes serving as secretary for the National Career Development Association 2017-2020. She also served on the Friends of the Beaufort County Library Board from 2014 to 2018 and is a graduate of Leadership Beaufort.

"I'm honored to have been elected to this position and excited to be part of the mission to provide business and education support for tech entrepreneurs and companies in the Beaufort area," said Venable. "The BDC is staged to provide a variety of unique programs and services. I look forward to working closely with our Executive Director, Jess O'Brien, as well as our experienced and collaborative Board of Directors, gaining momentum with new projects as we emerge from more than a year of limited operations during the coronavirus pandemic."

Beaufort Digital Hires Cybersecurity Project Manager

The Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Cory C. Cooper for the role of Cybersecurity Project Manager. Along with being a certified CISCO Networking and A+ instructor, Cory has a strong background in STEM education as both a teacher and prior school administrator.

"We were impressed with all the candidates that applied to the position," stated Stephen Murray, Mayor of Beaufort. "Cooper had a slight advantage given his teaching background and demonstrated ability to get students excited about tech."

Fun Fact: Cory (aka Mr. Cooper) coached the Lady's Island Middle School awarded winning Vex Robotics team and lead them to the state competition!

Meet Cory

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