Launch of InnoVision Forum Series

July 28th Webinar “Pandemic Pivot” Featuring Contec, Inc.

This summer, InnoVision is launching a forum series that focuses on organizations that have pivoted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Join us for the premier of a new broadcast series, “Leading Beyond The Crisis,” presented by InnoVision.


On July 28 at 11AM, you will hear from the leadership team of Contec, a leading manufacturer headquartered in Spartanburg, and participate in a live Q&A session following a discussion of the sudden, unexpected challenges they faced across the company in March when the COVID crisis emerged.

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Our “Leading Beyond the Crisis” series will continue throughout 2020 and will feature Humimic, Prisma Health, VanRobotics and ZVerse.  For updates on upcoming forums, be sure to follow InnoVision Awards on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Learn to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

Learn to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights

On August 16, join local business leaders for an event diving into the details of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), sponsored in partnership with South Carolina Manufacturing, The Brickyard, InnoVision, SCRA and the Douglas Kim Law Firm. Business is booming in South Carolina, and across the state, innovation is driving economic and technological developments. But just like any other asset, that innovation must be protected. In fact, the U.S. Department of Commerce noted on July 7, 2016 that, “Intellectual property protection is critical to fostering innovation. Without the protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development.”

While more and more business owners and innovators are realizing the importance of protecting their intellectual property legally, the initial protection of ideas, research and developments is only one part of the formula; companies who learn how to leverage their IPR through a fully-developed strategy can push ahead of others in what oftentimes can be a race against time itself.

Our presenters will discuss their own IPR strategies—strategies that they confirm have contributed to the successes of their businesses. Presenting will be:

  • Doug Kim, an attorney practicing in Intellectual Property with the Douglas Kim Law Firm;
  • Ralph Hulseman, CEO of Hoowaki, LLC;
  • Cody Reynolds, Tech Transfer for Greenville Health System;
  • Steve Johnson, Regional Manager for SC Launch; and,
  • Nicole Johnson, Trademarks, Branding and Marketing, Boyd Cycling.

This presentation, held at The Brickyard (400 Birnie St, Suite J, Greenville) will begin at 4 p.m. and include an overview of IPR, a panel discussion with entities that create, value and have directly benefited from IPR. A networking session will follow at 5:45 p.m.


For More Information, contact Sydney Cooke at build@brickyardgvl.com.

InnoVision Awards Partner Hosting GCC on June 14th

InnoVision Awards partner, Upstate SC Alliance, is hosting an important opportunity to hear how the Global Competitive Council has forged important relationships with middle market international partners to bring technology and new industry investments. Please take the opportunity to attend an enriching program entitled, Grow Your Business Through Global Connections. You are encouraged to register by clicking on the link below.

Important Info:

Grow Your Business Through Global Connections
June 14, 2018 | The Poinsett Club
Breakfast & Networking: 8 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $20

Register Here

How global is the Upstate and how does that impact your company and our regional economy? Join a list of speakers on June 14th to learn more!

Join InnoVision to learn more about Growlerchill and its highly successful Kickstarter Campaign

Save the Date – Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

3:45 PM

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Networking Reception
5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Penguin Tap has invented a revolutionary craft beer storage and dispensing device that will allow beer lovers to enjoy a growler long after it is opened.  (See https://growlerchill.com).  They launched a Kickstarter program in January of 2017 with an initial goal of raising $175,000.  Due to the overwhelming response, it exceeded it’s goal in 24 hours, ultimately hitting over $650,000 in commitments.  This puts them at the top 3 percent of all successfully funded Kickstarter projects.

Please join the InnoVision Awards Organization on April 20, 2017 to hear Randy Hollister discuss his invention, his company and his success.  And, with such an overwhelmingly successful kick starter campaign also comes some complications.  Joining Randy, is Anna Locke, President of A.T. Locke Total Accounting, who will discuss the tax and accounting ramifications associated with such a successful kick starter campaign.


South Carolina’s premier organization dedicated to the advancement of technology.