Charleston’s tech startup activity remains robust. The Charleston Digital Corridor announced that seven new tech startup companies have commenced operations at the Flagship and Flagship2 tech-focused business incubator facilities located in downtown Charleston in the past three months.
Of the seven companies, six relocated to Charleston from other states. These new startups join twenty other early-stage companies currently in residence at the Flagships and include:
- Yotme (Boston, MA) – opening doors to private parties, events and outings around the world and inspiring hosts to throw great events.
- Unbooked (Newport Beach, CA) – the deal marketplace where you can instantly book all types of appointment-based services.
- Sovi (San Francisco, CA) – finds you great deals on tickets to live music near you.
- Eat Drink Healthy (San Francisco, CA) – a platform to find, share, and discuss healthy places to shop and eat.
- FaithStreet (Brooklyn, NY) – a simple, elegant and affordable online giving solution for churches.
- Zimzet (Plymouth, MI) – the social cause network.
- Duvet (Charleston, SC) – short term rental consultants focused on making your home a worry free source of income.
The Flagships are designed to facilitate the development of Charleston’s tech economy by meeting the unique needs of technology entrepreneurs seeking transitional and adaptable office space and conference facilities of the highest quality, while allowing residents access to the Charleston Digital Corridor’s network of like-minded professionals. Since the Flagship & Flagship2 tech-focused business incubators opened for business in 2009 and 2011 respectively, the Digital Corridor has graduated 142 companies with 27 startups currently in residence. These companies have attracted almost $185 million in national capital investment.
“Besides being a fantastic place to live, Charleston has the tech talent and entrepreneurial support I was looking for with real momentum and enthusiasm,” said Steve Marsh, founder of Eat Drink Healthy. Marsh relocated from California two months ago, finding his home at the Flagship.
“It is a terrific honor to host these wonderful tech startups through their business journey,” said Charleston Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade. “They are helping build our high-wage economy one company at a time.”
The Charleston Digital Corridor is a community-sourced initiative to attract, nurture and promote the regions tech economy through an array of impactful programs, products and events while leveraging Charleston’s renowned livability. Learn more HERE.