SCRA invests in CampusConnectr, KIYATEC

July 17, 2014

erin-SCRA-invests-in-CampusConnectr,-KIYATEC-(1).pngBio business continues to move in Upstate, SC. Our region’s leaders work together to connect existing industry and new companies to resources to help grow, and locate in South Carolina. Congratulations are in order for KIYATEC for the recent official SCRA check presentation. KIYATEC COO, David Orr, serves as our UA Bioscience Task Force Chairman. As he and CEO, Matt Gevaert, continually promote the region as a location that is “just right” for innovative companies striving to make a difference in people’s lives. -Erin Ford, Business Recruitment Officer, [email protected]


To help further the business plans of two Upstate companies, the SC Launch program of SCRA Technology Ventures presented checks to CampusConnectr and KIYATEC at Clemson University’s ICAR campus.

Originally announced in November, the ceremony honored the companies and commemorated the investments at a networking event held last week.

The two Upstate businesses are bringing innovative technologies to South Carolina and growing the state’s knowledge economy, said Bill Mahoney, CEO of SCRA.

“We look forward to many future partnerships and successes,” he said.

CampusConnectr addresses student engagement and retention, and was designed “by students for students,” said founder and president John-David McKee. Through two systems, the company allows university students to engage with their institution and with each other. The program provides students with news feeds, campus information and functional apps. Although CampusConnectr is a closed program, it is free to the students and schools they attend.

Read the full article from the Upstate Business Journal.