Startups

VIDEO | Saying "I Do" to Business Opportunities

August 31, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Wedding Bouquet

Sometimes life throws us curve balls, and we find ourselves working a job that we never expected. Caleb and Heather were both presented with problems that they felt needed to be solved. Instead of waiting for someone else to fix things, they decided to take care of it...

Q&A | Learn to Love Engineering with RumbleLab

July 27, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Moultrie Ball, founder of Rumble Lab

School can be boring. Summer can be boring, too. Honestly, kids find a lot of things “boring.” Moultrie Ball experienced this in his own childhood, and now he combats the boredom in other children by teaching them important science and engineering concepts through his...

PODCAST | Following Up with Fund My Pro

June 7, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Fund My Pro t-shirt

In August 2015, we met up with former NFL player Corey Jackson to learn about his newly started company, FundMyPro. This company connects fans with their favorite athletes, and it allows them to collaborate to positively impact communities in need. Corey founded the company...

PODCAST | Meet the Founders of Voterheads

February 18, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Karl McCollester and Matt Hudson, founders of Voterheads

It's a big election year, and the campaigns for the Presidential election have been dramatic to say the least. There has been a general increase in interest in national politics, but once the election is over, will the interest remain? Karl McCollester and Matt Hudson are...

Tiny Techz Brings STEM Education to Young Students

December 16, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Tiny Techz Brochure

Tiny Techz is a program designed to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education to young students. It works with schools to teach students fundamental skills that will help them have successful futures. Tiny Techz was created by Chris Williams and...

Q&A | A Conversation with Laina Faber, Founder of the Startup DebutMagazine.com

November 23, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Laina Faber is the founder of DebutMagazine.com

Laina Faber is the founder of DebutMagazine.com , a start-up digital publication that publishes shoppable fashion and beauty content, and lifestyle articles for women. Laina is a Columbia native. She grew up in Forest Acres and attended A.C. Flora High School. She graduated...

Q&A | A Conversation with Anthony Goldman, CEO of Koala Bottle

November 5, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Anthony Goldman, CEO of Koala Bottle

Anthony Goldman is the founder and CEO of Koala Bottle. The bottle is a magnetic bottle system designed for bicycles. It allows easier access to the water bottle while riding and greater safety because the rider does not have to take his or her eyes off the road. The bottle...

Columbia-Based Technology Incubator Helping To Ignite Startup Companies

October 28, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene
Technology Idea

The USC / Columbia Technology Incubator recruits and then consults with high-impact startup companies in the Midlands of South Carolina. The Incubator is a nonprofit corporation sponsored by the University of South Carolina, City of Columbia and other area governments. The...

Q&A | A Conversation with Caleb White, Founder of WedTexts

September 8, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
 Caleb White, Founder of WedTexts

Caleb White grew up in West Columbia, S.C. After graduating from Brookland-Cayce High School, he attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. White is the founder of WedTexts, a notification system for weddings. The main goal of WedTexts is to help engaged couples...

Q&A | A Conversation with Trey Gordner, CEO of Koios

July 29, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Koios Group

Koios is a Columbia startup dedicated to saving users money on books by searching libraries for the availability of books a person has looked up online. Carolina Money talked with CEO Trey Gordner to find out more about the startup. Q: Could you let us know a little bit...

Q&A| A Conversation With Andrew Askins, CEO of Krit

June 23, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
Krit Team

Krit is a team of developers and designers who work together to help freelancers to work with clients. The team is working to develop software tools that freelancers can use so that they can spend more time doing their jobs and less time focusing on other details. Carolina...

Q&A | A Conversation with the 52inc Team, Startup

May 26, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by A. Esselman
52inc Team, Startup

52Inc is an app-development company based in Columbia, S.C. Their focus is quality custom apps on a deadline. Carolina Money contacted co-founders Brendan Lee and Christopher Thibault to find out more about what 52Inc has to offer to businesses in the Richland and Lexington...

Q&A | Robert Hal Turner, Turner Telecom Holdings Group, LLC

March 12, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by M. Ziehe
Robert Hal Turner, Turner Telecom Holdings Group, LLC

Robert Hal Turner, a native of Lexington, is the founder of Turner Telecom Holdings Group, LLC, an executive management and board consultancy that cultivates and grows “all stage” global technology, software, and communications companies. Launching his career at AT&T,...