What We Do

The Digital Corridor is a creative effort to attract, nurture and promote Charleston's tech economy through a combination of technology-enabled initiatives and business incentives, private business support and member-driven programming.

Talent

Opportunities Abound
"Attending courses at CODEcamp allowed me to hone my web development skills while giving me the opportunity to interact with professionals that are driving Charleston technology community."
  • Ryan Barrineau
  • Developer
  • Blue Acorn

Spaces

Get Working
"As an early stage software company, it was not only important to have a location to grow in but also the means to mature as an organization. The Flagships afforded this flexibility and infrastructure."
  • Earl Bridges
  • Co-founder
  • Good Done Great

Community

Peer Networking
"The Charleston Digital Corridor serves as the central hub for technology companies in the area and what that has done is create a sense of community around the companies that are a part of it."
  • Grier Allen
  • Founder & CEO
  • Boomtown

Capital

Accelerating Growth
"While there are many opportunities for investment, our fund is happy to make growth capital available for Charleston’s tech companies. Michael Knox, Managing Partner, Silicon Harbor Ventures."
  • Michael Knox
  • Managing Partner
  • Silicon Harbor Ventures
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Latest News

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Charleston Tech Movie Showcases Technological Innovation In The Region

Since 2001, Charleston's tech economy has grown from 18 companies to over 450 companies today. The Charleston Digital Corridor has been honored to serve this community. 

Now, turn on the video, turn up the volume and let us introduce you to just a few of the companies that are driving innovation while bringing high-wage job creation and capital investment to our community. Enjoy.

Seller Labs Announces New Charleston, SC Office

The Charleston Digital Corridor is pleased to announce that Athens, Ga based Seller Labs has opened an office at the Corridor's Flagship tech focused business incubator and office in downtown Charleston. Seller Labs is the premier provider of software and services to empower sellers and brand owners on Amazon. The company joins a growing list of tech companies that have either started in or expanded to Charleston, a region that is now home to over 450 tech and tech-related companies.

The new office will be led by Charleston Native and Seller Labs VP of Product, Katie Reilly. The company, with a total of 50 employees, has aggressive hiring goals for the Charleston location and is seeking professionals with design, digital marketing and software development experience.

"Charleston's strong commitment to the tech industry, growing talent pool and proximity to our Athens, GA headquarters supports our aggressive expansion plans. Seller Labs has seen a tremendous increase in business demand and opening a Charleston office will support the growth of our product offerings," said Reilly.

"Seller Labs' expansion to Charleston once again validates that we have all the necessary ingredients, especially talent, for tech companies to thrive in our region," said Charleston Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade

385 Meeting Street, Downtown Charleston

Charleston Digital Corridor Relocates Flagships To 385 Meeting Street in Downtown Charleston

The Charleston Digital Corridor (CDC)is pleased to announce the relocation and consolidation of the Flagship and Flagship2 tech-focused business incubator facilities to 385 Meeting Street, a three-floor office building at the corner of Meeting and Mary streets. The relocation is the result of the redevelopment of the property on which the Flagships are currently located.

This interim location, Flagship - Bridge, will serve as the offices for the CDC and early-stage tech companies until the anticipated opening of the Flagship3 @ the Charleston Technology Center in 2020.

The Flagship - Bridge business incubator will offer 21 fully-furnished offices of varying configurations to serve companies at different stages of development; two conference rooms for use by residents and members of Charleston's tech community; and a host of business services and amenities including high-speed data and corridor bikes. Parking will be available at the Visitor Center Parking Garage behind the office building.

The Flagship - Bridge business incubator, the fourth facility developed by the CDC, will incorporate feedback from tech clients since the original Flagship facility opened in May 2008.

"The City of Charleston is pleased to have facilitated the relocation of Flagships with no disruption to the companies currently operating at the two facilities," said Charleston Mayor, John Tecklenburg.

"We are honored to continue supporting tech companies in the Charleston region and excited to report that a majority of the tech companies relocating to the Flagship - Bridge facility have experienced growth well above 200 percent since they commenced operations in our incubator," said Charleston Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade.

Renovation of the Flagship - Bridge tech-focused business incubator is expected to get underway in September and be ready for occupancy in December 2018.  

Upcoming Events

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Intro to Python

In this course, you will . . .

  • learn to code from day one
  • learn practical programming skills that are in demand by today's best employers
  • get live guidance from a team of world-class instructors and mentors
  • learn how to do basic data wrangling using Python
  • get started writing and running Python scripts
  • gain an understanding of Python's role in the data science ecosystem
  • practice what you are learning with real-world problems and projects
  • enjoy access to a comprehensive collection of learning materials and resources

Learn more and register HERE.

Tech After Five

In every city, every month Tech After Five connects the tech community. We invite IT Professionals, Startups, Entrepreneurs and Service Providers to the IT Community to come together and make meaningful professional connections. You may be looking for work or looking to hire. You might be looking for customers or prospects. You may need co-founders, partners or mentors. We've got you covered. Learn more and RSVP here.

SC Logistics Tech Talk

SC Logistics Tech Talk 2018 will showcase the exciting innovation and technology changing the future of the logistics industry. Learn more and register HERE.

FOLIO Meetup

Imagine a community working together to develop technologies that meet the unique functional needs of each library today, while positioning libraries to grow and evolve into the future. FOLIO uniquely fosters deep collaboration between libraries and vendors in order to share understanding and to instantiate, promote, facilitate, deliver and sustain a modern approach to library technology infrastructure. FOLIO community members function as peers, each having a particular role and expertise to bring to the collaboration.

Join fellow librarians and vendors as we explore the future of library technology. Discuss the FOLIO project, a community collaboration to develop an open source platform that will support traditional library management functionality and is built for innovation. Help envision the future of your library.

Be a part of the future of libraries. Learn more and RSVP here.

BSides

BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. Learn more and RSVP here.

Economic Outlook Conference

In times of uncertainty, whether you are running a business or planning your investments, knowledge can be your most valuable asset. Steve Slifer, Owner and Chief Economist of NumberNomics, will provide insight regarding what to expect in 2019. Register HERE.