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

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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Winter Day Camps Offered for Middle Schoolers Who Want to Code

Beaufort, SC – December 21, 2021 – This winter break, the Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) will offer an Intro to Coding Day Camp for middle schoolers wishing to learn pre-coding concepts.

The day camp will consist of a 3.5 hour in-person course where students will be introduced to the basics of coding through STEM project-based learning that will allow students to create, learn and code. Students will be instructed on block and text-based programming with Python as well as educational opportunities and careers in related tech fields.

In addition to the day camp, students will take home their very own micro:bit pocket-size computer and access to an online project portal with 4 additional hours of STEM project-based learning modules. Students may also earn an "Intro to Micro:bit Coding" certificate from the BDC.

Beginner and intermediate students are welcome. The day camp will take place on December 28, 29 and 30 at the Beaufort Digital Corridor, a high-tech facility located in Downtown Beaufort at 500 Carteret Street. Parents may select one of the three dates offered for their child to attend. Registration is required in advance.

Camp will be lead by Beaufort Digital Corridor's Cybersecurity Program Manager, Cory Cooper. Cooper is a SC certified educator with a Bachelor's in Industrial Technology and a Master's in Technology Education from Ball State University. Over the past 18 years, he's worked with several Fortune 500 companies as well as served as an administrator and taught high school engineering, IT and coding, and PLTW STEM courses. His local claim to fame includes leading the Lady's Island Middle School Robotics Team to the state championship in the 2019 - 2020 school year.

The Beaufort Digital Corridor launched in late 2016 as a spinoff of the Charleston Digital Corridor with the aim of incubating tech-related startups and overtime bring better-paying jobs to Beaufort. Housed at the city-owned 500 Carteret Building in downtown, the BDC BASEcamp offers co-working spaces for entrepreneurs, workshops, mentoring, and gallery area for local artists.

To register your child for the Into to Coding Day Camp, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Winter 2021 Newsletter

We wanted to take a moment to show our appreciation for you, our community members. As a nonprofit organization, we couldn't have survived the pandemic without your support. Thank you for your generosity! Check out our slideshow below for a glimpse on activities that took place at the BDC over the past year.

This year the Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) hired a new Executive Director & Cybersecurity Program Manager, appointed a new Board Chair, elected 2 new Board Members, relaunched our in-person programs including TECHConnect, CODEcamp and Fridays@theCorridor, organized a 5K, developed new training opportunities for tech talent, and strategized on our new vision for 2022.

The Beaufort Digital Corridor nurtures and promotes technology entrepreneurs, providing office space, networking opportunities, continuing education, and programming designed to grow the tech economy in the Lowcountry. The economic vitality, global competitiveness, and prosperity of our community depend on the innovation and skills of the workforce.

Our 'tech hub', BASEcamp, is located in downtown Beaufort and is both an incubator and coworking space. The fact is: we are a nonprofit 501(c)(6) and rely on community support. Currently, we are City of Beaufort sponsored, but that doesn't cover full operations.

In the spirit of giving, please consider showing us your support by gifting a donation that makes an impact for future generations in your local community.

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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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