TT  University of South Carolina Office of Technology Commercialization

     Office Locations:

Technology Commercialization, University of South Carolina
541 Main Street, Horizon I Building, Suite 105
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-777-0066
Fax: 803-777-4136



  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of South Carolina is dedicated to bringing University inventions and technologies to the commercial sector for the benefit of the University community and the public. The Office recently launched the INVENT EVENT, which will span Spring 2013 and begin accepting submissions March 1, 2013. USC faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate, and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit their inventions to compete for cash prizes totaling $50,000. Special attention will be paid to submissions within USC's four focus areas: Health Sciences, Advanced Materials, Energy, and Environment and Sustainability. The University of South Carolina ranked among the top 100 universities around the globe for number of patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for 2014, 2013, and 2012.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bill Kirkland Executive Director
    Chad Hardaway Associate Director
    Kyle Salazar Licensing and Compliance Associate
    Tiffany Beverly Associate Director


    Portfolio companies include:


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