Our local founders are moving mountains every day, and they deserve recognition! Check out some notable accomplishments from the Columbia entrepreneurial ecosystem this month:

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Jack Neil

Founder, HANK

HANK announced the month  the integration of its HANK DocuVision™ with Concur® Invoice. This integration will allow companies to extract key data from purchase order documents and insert it directly into Concur Invoice.


Denaro Ponds

Founder & CEO, Nikao

Because of the startup showcase, Nikao is currently in further discussions with the Gamecocks and with the Atlanta Falcons football teams in order to test and offer their services this coming football season.



Matt Vaadi

Founder, guHRoo

guHRoo recently accepted investment, which they plan to use to improve their products, services, and further their impact on the community.




Erin Curtis

Co-Owner + COO, Motor Supply, Inc

From 2019 to date, Motor Supply has raised over 2 million dollars in investment capital. Within the next several weeks, they expect to close our $600,000 Friends & Family round of fundraising for our in-house software development project, LoadFlow.

Motor Supply’s gross revenue has grown by +400% from 2021-2023.



Kevin Schumacher

Kevin was recently selected as Entrepreneur In Residence for the Richland County Library. He is looking forward to building on the progress made by Starlitt Miller last year.