COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Commerce's Office of Innovation today announced the launch of the Toolkit Talk series, celebrating innovators across S.C. The interactive three-day series, which is part of the Scribble online resource, provides opportunities for idea sharing and collaboration between innovators of all industry sectors and experience levels.
The series will premier with an invitation-only talk, hosted by Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette, on February 4 in Columbia, with a networking event open to the public to follow at SOCO BullStreet. The Toolkit Talk events continue February 5 in Greenville and February 6 in Charleston.
Attendees will receive advice and encouragement from innovators featured on the Scribble platform, while collecting tools and techniques to enhance their innovative journey. The event series is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To learn more and register, click here.
The tour will conclude with the release of Scribble's Noteworthy newsletter, which will share stories that shape and advance South Carolina's knowledge economy.
Launched in April 2019, Scribble celebrates South Carolina innovation through the experiences and stories of the state's most accomplished and creative minds. Current online Scribble features include 14 successful leaders from the startup, academia and corporate sectors. Through helpful resources including video interviews, curated clips and podcasting, Scribble followers can learn about the challenges and inspirations that propelled South Carolina innovative leaders to national acclaim.
Toolkit Talk Tour Schedule:
Tuesday, February 4: SOCO BullStreet in Columbia from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 5: Serendipity Labs in Greenville from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 6: BoomTown in Charleston from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State was among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment on a per capita basis in 2018 - extending its streak of top five finishes since 2011. Additionally, the state has won the Gold or Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine every year since 2011; and, in 2017, the state was recognized as Business Facilities' State of the Year. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.