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SCbioDrive Launches Application for Inaugural Cohort of Life Science Accelerator


SCbio, a Greenville, SC-based investor-driven economic development organization, in partnership with The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio), opened the applications for its new accelerator program, SCbioDrive.

Emerging therapeutics companies are invited to apply for the inaugural Fall 2024 program by June 28.

Startups selected through a two-step vetting process will:

  • Participate in six business-focused curriculum modules taught by seasoned experts from Charles River Labs, Deloitte, Maynard Nexsen, Medpoint, and more;
  • Partner with a small, dedicated group of industry mentors;
  • Connect with SCbio’s global life sciences network through ecosystem-wide events and targeted 1:1 partnering opportunities; and
  • Experience an End-of-program Demo Day in Charleston, SC, where they will present their company to a curated group of potential investors and industry leaders.

SCbioDrive will select up to six seed-stage life sciences companies for an eight-week hybrid program designed to advance their platforms and technologies through expert business curricula, industry guidance and mentorship – all at no cost.

SCbio is an investor-driven economic development organization focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in the state. It represents more than 1,000 organizations employing more than 87,000 professionals across the state and supports and advances organizations in multiple arenas including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, digital health, research and medical labs, bioscience distribution, bio-ag and more.

Commenting on the news, SCbio President and CEO James Chappell said: “We want this program to show entrepreneurs that South Carolina is the state where businesses, at their earliest stages, are set up for success and sustained growth.”