Need some support? Blackbaud has launched its Social Good Startup Program to help lift early-stage startups.
Blackbaud’s Social Good Startup Program is a unique year-long accelerator designed to support early-stage startups with the potential to impact the Ecosystem of Good®. Participants receive curated access to Blackbaud resources, marketing opportunities, and nondilutive grant funding.
The social good community has massive opportunity and meaningful challenges before us that will take diversity and bold new thinking to solve, so we welcome applications from startups with founders from underrepresented backgrounds.
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Flying Cars, the Future for SC Startups and Elon Musk: Q & A with SCRA CEO Bob Quinn
DIG SOUTH recently caught up with SCRA CEO Bob Quinn to get his take on the tech world and bring us up-to-speed on the current state of SCRA (South Carolina Research Authority). SCRA was founded in 1983 with the mission to propel South Carolina’s innovation economy by providing resources and services that accelerate the growth of SC-based startups.
With his bird’s eye view of South Carolina’s potential to become a major tech center in the midst of rapid growth, Quinn shared his thoughts on the world we live in, the impact tech has on it and his reaction to the possibility of landing in an elevator with tech mogul Elon Musk. Hint: it’s similar to meeting Steve Jobs.
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CHARLESTON – Social good. Blackbaud is now accepting applications for the July 2021 cohort of the company’s Social Good Startup Program. They are looking for startup software companies focused on social good outcomes who would benefit from a partnership with Blackbaud. Get the deets.
NASHVILLE – Ads new ways. The team behind AdCritter didn’t initially set out to build a DIY advertising platform for small businesses. CEO and founder Gabriel Smith said his team initially started looking at how to improve advertising for the continuing education space and ended up landing $4M in funding. Read more.
BIRMINGHAM – Fantasy shots. Sport AI sees the pandemic as a catalyst for growing fantasy sports. So much so, the DC startup recently announced it is moving to Birmingham to fuel the technology and ‘democratization’ of the space. Tech it out.
ATLANTA – Pandemic pivot. While the pandemic halted international travel, it only helped Women Who Code (WWC) become an even more integral part of the global tech community. The non-profit was in 20 countries before the start of the pandemic and now they have a quarter of a million members in 122 countries. Keep reading.
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