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Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The South Carolina Angel Network (SCAN) is thrilled to be partnering with the Grand Strand Technology Council, Coastal Carolina, 5th T Innovation, and the Georgetown Innovation Centers to co-host the 2nd annual Pitch Night on January 27, 2016. This event is the Grand Strand’s version of “Shark Tank,” the hit ABC show that pairs real entrepreneurs with real investors.
In addition to Pitch Night, SCAN will be hosting a seminar for accredited investors on the intricacies associated with investing in early stage companies. SCAN is an organization that develops and manages community based angel investment groups. They currently manage nine angel groups across North and South Carolina with a membership of nearly 250 individual investors. In addition to the active angel groups, SCAN also manages the Palmetto Angel Fund, a fund designed to co-invest alongside the investors.
The Grand Strand Technology Council is a membership organization that focuses on creating and finding opportunities to promote, support, and enhance the growing technology community within the Grand Strand region. SCAN is partnering with the Grand Strand Technology Council in an effort to explore the possibility of setting up a SCAN affiliate in the Grand Strand.
The Angel Investing seminar is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Travinia’s Italian Restaurant. You can register for the Angel Investing seminar here. Pitch Night begins directly after at 6 p.m. at Grand 14 Cinema. You can register for the Pitch Night here .
Charlie Banks, Managing Director of SCAN, commented, “We are excited about the potential of a group in this region. The Grand Strand Technology Council and others have done an outstanding job building a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem here, and we look forward to being a part of it.”
The event is free to the general public. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking for financial backing of your next big idea, an investor wanting to get involved in the local tech scene, or you are just curious about the state of technology here in the Grand Strand, you won’t want to miss these events.
The South Carolina Angel Network (SCAN) is an affiliation of angel investor groups from across the Palmetto State that provide capital and expertise to early stage, high growth businesses in the southeastern United States. Through its 250-plus members and full-time professional staff, SCAN has invested $15 million in 46 companies, generating positive financial returns, helping attract over $200M in additional capital, and supporting the creation of over 400 jobs. Visit www.scangelnetwork.com for more information.