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Charleston Tech Wiki

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Welcome to Charleston Tech!

An organization dedicated to advancing technological innovation and collaboration in Charleston, South Carolina.



Current Projects 

RipCord - smart strength training equipment

Smart Collar - pet monitoring system


Business Resources

BizBuilder SC

Charleston Digital Corridor

Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Charleston Small Business Development Center

Project Outline Template

SCORE - Find a Mentor

Small Business Charleston

U.S. Small Business Administration


Educational Resources

Coding resources

     8 Useful Resources to Learn How to Code Quickly



E Squared (Educational class search)


Google Patents

Google Scholar

Khan Academy


Saylor Foundation     

Technology Entrepreneurship Stanford class (Prof. Eesley's blog)



Entrepreneurial Blogs & Publications

For Entrepreneurs (David Skok, Matrix Partners)

Entrepreneur Magazine

Harvard Business Review

Inc Magazine

Jim Vileta's Business Research Launch Pad (University of Minnesota)

Paul Graham (Y Combinator)

Rita McGrath (Columbia University)

Roger Martin

Startup Lessons Learned (Eric Ries)

Steve Blank


Tim Ferriss

Venture Beat

VentureBlog (David Hornik, August Capital)

Vijay Govindarajan

Vincius Vacanti


Supplier Resources

International sourcing


     Global sources



     Protomold - injection molding and rapid prototyping



Technical Resources

     Arduino - open source Wiring platform/microcontroller (forum)

     Electric Imp - easy WiFi integration

     Raspberry Pi - $25 ARM GNU/Linux board (forum)

Make Lab Charleston - Charleston's local Hacker Space

Protomold's YouTube channel - plastic injection molding design


Organizational Resources


     Highrise by 37signals

Docstoc - professional, legal, and financial documents

Expensify - expense reports

Legal Zoom - legal documents


     HootSuite - Social media management

     MailChimp - email newsletters and mailing lists

Project Management


     Basecamp by 37signals

     PBWorks (more than just a wiki)

Square - mobile CC payment system

Web development

     Weebly - Quick & easy website builder

     LaunchRock - Quick & easy launch page


Funding Resources

Charleston Angel Partners



     Rock The Post

GoBig Network




Democratizing Innovation by Eric Von Hippel (free)

Discovery Driven Growth by Rita McGrath

The Innovator's Solution by Clayton Christensen

Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship (& Case Studies) by William Bygrave and Andrew Zacharakis

Product Design and Development by Karl Ulrich and Steven Eppinger

Smart Customers, Stupid Companies: Why Only Intelligent Companies Will Thrive, and How To Be One of Them by Michael Hinshaw and Bruce Kasanoff

The Startup Owner's Manual: A Step By Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution by Vijay Govindarajan



Accelerator Programs

Bolt (Boston - internet-connected hardware)

HAXLR8R (Bay Area, Shenzhen - hardware)

PCH Accelerator

TechStars (Boulder, Boston, NYC, Seattle - mostly web-based companies)

Y Combinator (Silicon Valley - mostly web-based companies)


To help get you started with PBworks:

  • The PBworks Manual can help show you how to edit, add videos and invite users. 
  • PBworks educator community
  • The best way to get your support questions answered is to click the help link at the top of this page. Our support gurus will get back to you asap. 

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