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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Digital Corridor Launches CharlestonCodes Portal

As a parent, do you know about the upcoming code camps for your middle schooler this summer? Or that Clemson University is now offering a Ph.D. in computer science at its Charleston campus? Probably not. Now, there is no excuse. With the rapid growth of Charleston's tech economy, the Charleston Digital Corridor is pleased to announce the launch of CharlestonCodes - a portal showcasing all the computer science and code education offerings in Charleston, South Carolina.

CharlestonCodes is a directory and map of all known computer science offerings at education institutions, coding initiatives offered by private and non-profit entities, and community events featuring computer programming/code education in Charleston. Specifically, CharlestonCodes provides data in four categories that allows visitors to get to the information they are seeking in an efficient way.

"The underpinning of a successful tech economy is the diverse array of technical education offerings in the community. Our CharlestonCodes portal serves as an up-to-date aggregated 'showcase' of education resources and events related to computer science and coding in the Charleston region," said Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation Chairman Kirk King.

The Digital Corridor recognizes the economic value that can be created by democratizing data. "Like our CharlestonWorks portal, CharlestonCodes represents yet another effective, locally curated, community-sourced resource that will continue to grow over time," said Digital Corridor Director Ernest Andrade. 

DigSouth Innovation Conference Kicks Off Tuesday

The fifth annual DigSouth Innovation Conference in Charleston runs Tuesday through Thursday at the Charleston Gaillard Center. Among the 155 speakers this year are Jet.com President Liza Landsman, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff, Casper CEO Philip Krim and DraftKings CEO Jason Robins. "This is where leading global brands meet fast-growth startups to do business," conference founder Stanfield Gray said in a news release. Check out the list of speakers and conference schedule.

Letter from Charleston Business and Education Leaders in support of the Computer Science Education Initiative

Dear South Carolina Senators:

As business leaders and educators in Charleston, SC, we are writing to urge your support for SC House Bill 3427 - SC Computer Science Education Initiative, which the SC House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in support of March 21, 2017.

Once signed into law, House Bill 3427 will bring needed rigor and substance to the current Computer Science curriculum for K-12 in the state of SC, particularly by requiring a substantive computer science course to graduate. House Bill 3427 exposes all SC students to courses in programming, networking, and cybersecurity on the high school level - skills that prepare our graduates for the twenty-first century workforce. It also asks the state to appoint a single individual to take the helm of CS K-12 education in the state–a crucial next step in our estimation, given that while numerous educators are doing a remarkable job teaching and promoting computer science, too often efforts are not aligned.

In the Charleston area, our robust IT industry has grown to over 375 companies and represents approximately seven percent of the regional workforce with per-capita wages that are twice the state and regional averages. These are some of the highest paid jobs for our SC students, and yet it is projected that thousands of these employment opportunities will go unfilled or be outsourced. It is our desire that South Carolina students are prepared for these high paying jobs and ready to fill this gap.

Your support of House Bill 3427 will go a long way to ensure that SC high school graduates enter college and the workforce prepared for the challenges ahead and ready to lead South Carolina forward.

Sincerely,

Valerie Sessions, PhD  - Chair, Computer Science Department, Charleston Southern University *

Kirk King - President & CEO,  CSS  *                                                                            

 Peter Woodhull - President, Modus21 *

Mitchell Davis - Founder & Chief Business Officer Bibliolabs *

 Marc Murphy, CEO, Atlatl Software *

Sebastian van Delden, Chair, Computer Science Department, College of Charleston 

 Quinn Burke, Department of Education, College of Charleston

* Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation Boardmembers

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PhishLabs Expanding Into New HQ Building

Phishlabs, a leading provider of cybersecurity services, is expanding its existing operations in Charleston County. To accommodate its continued growth, the company is expecting to create 45 new jobs over the next three years.

Founded in 2008, PhishLabs fights back against phishing attacks – the primary source of data breaches and online fraud. PhishLabs combines technology, human expertise and cyber threat intelligence to protect against these attacks. The company's clients include top financial, technology, healthcare, retail and insurance companies. Recognized by Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ and Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the U.S., PhishLabs was also named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in South Carolina by the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.

To expand, the company will be moving its corporate headquarters operations into a new, 25,000-square-foot facility at the Pacific Box and Crate development, located at 1501 King Street in Charleston, S.C. The facility will feature open green space, a coffee shop, a yoga studio and other work amenities.

PhishLabs has experienced employee growth of more than 170 percent in the past two years, and initial hiring for the new positions has already begun. Interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online.

"Our team shares a passion for fighting cybercrime. What we do is incredibly meaningful, and that's what drives us forward. Our new headquarters provides a great environment where team members can work together, grow their talents and make the world a safer, better place." –PhishLabs Founder and CEO John LaCour

"PhishLabs' significant growth since it was founded in 2008 is a testament to the robust technology resources available in our region. On behalf of Charleston County, we celebrate PhishLabs and will continue to support their efforts." –Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl

"PhishLabs is a true Charleston success story. As a city, we are proud to have been able to help them grow into the leading provider of 24/7 cybersecurity services in our Flagship business incubator, and we wish them even more success in their new home at Pacific Box and Crate," said Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg

"Our Business Concierge team has cultivated a strong connection with PhishLabs, and we proudly congratulate them on their expansion announcement. This is a noteworthy catch for the Pacific Box and Crate development." – Charleston County Economic Development Director Steve Dykes

  • PhishLabs is expanding its Charleston County operations.
  • Company creating 45 new jobs over the next three years.
  • PhishLabs is a leading provider of 24/7 cybersecurity and threat intelligence services.
  • The new, 25,000-square-foot corporate headquarters is located at 1501 King St. in Charleston, S.C.
  • Initial hiring for the new positions has already begun, and interested applicants should visit the company's careers page online.

Editorial Note: Phishlabs started at the Charleston Digital Corridor's Flagship tech-focused business incubator.

Upcoming Events

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DIG SOUTH

DIG SOUTH Innovation Conference is the first and foremost event elevating the South's digital economy. Learn more HERE.

Harbor Walk After Five

You are invited to join the Department of Computer Science at the College of Charleston faculty, staff, and students for Harbor Walk After Five. The event concludes the spring semester senior capstone projects with a poster session, demos, and 'industry projects' presentations.

Light hors d'oeuvres provided.

Schedule:

5:30-5:45PM - Welcome & Introductory Remarks

5:45-6:45PM - Student Presentations

6:45-8PM - Networking Social, Poster Session & Demos

Learn more and RSVP here.

May the Fourth Be With You

Are you a techie who is proficient in Java, Scala, JavaScript, or C# with an interest in innovation technology? If you are a Software Developer, Scrum Master, Requirements Analyst, or Quality Assurance Engineer, talk we must.

Come join us for our May the Fourth Be With You Networking Event on Thursday May 4, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Booz Allen Hamilton Charleston Digital Hub (2387 Clements Ferry Road. Charleston, SC 29492). We are opening our doors to the community for the first time; this is an event that you will not want to miss. Spread the word you must.

We will be giving guided tours of our 75,000 square feet facility that is absolutely state of the art. Come and network with our favorite techies and learn about our cutting-edge job opportunities in Lowcountry. Yes, this event is Star Wars themed... so bust out your techiest t-shirt and celebrate with us! Learn more and register HERE.

Syntaxcon

The Syntax Code & Craft Convention – more commonly referred to as 'SyntaxCon' – aspires to become the SouthEast's premier programmer's code gathering. Learn more HERE.