Cohort 9 (Jan-May 2018)

Cohort 9 is a virtual meet & greet platform that helps musicians create fan experiences unlike any other. Using interactive video technology, fans can “get in line," join the virtual stage, and meet their favorite artists face-to-face.

How it works: the platform's built-in green room allows for complete behind-the-scenes control of each fan interaction. Artists can host virtual meet & greets from the studio or tour bus on any device. Using simple one-click access—no downloads or additional equipment is needed. enables musicians to monetize, engage, and grow their audience through custom branded shows, channel subscriptions, and ticketed events. The company’s business model also offers a unique opportunity for brands to get in front of highly engaged fans, by partnering up with artists to create branded experiences and exclusive content for influencer campaigns.

Both artists and fans can join the waitlist and sign up at

Angling Women

Angling Women provides customized aquatic education programs for families and events. We are also launching a line of fishing accessories designed to help make fishing safer and more personalized. Education programs range from private instruction to birthday parties to corporate events. Programs and gear are designed by a nationally award winning aquatic educator who can tailor programs to fit your group's specific needs.


When it comes to Cloud, nobody does it like CloudShyft. Once you’re ready to migrate to cloud, we’ll access your current status and tell you what you need to get to where you want to be. We also leverage our cloud services so your IT can be more affordable. In addition to that, our architectures are reliable, secure and will definitely scale across your business.  Let us be your one-stop shop for Cloud.

Holy City Salsa Dance Studio

Holy City Salsa Dance Studio is Charleston's home for Latin dance! We specialize in sharing the joy of music, movement and community to people of all ages and skill levels through group and private lessons, events, performances and more. We believe that you don't have to be a "dancer" to dance... all are welcome to become part of the dance family.

iParent Education

EMPOWERING PARENTS AND PROTECTING CHILDREN IN A DIGITAL AGE. We arm parents via hands-on Classroom Education with tips and tricks to not only communicate with their children; but also, to set up and inspect devices their children are using.

Jennifer Bilbro

Jennifer Bilbro

Layne Kipp

Layne Kipp

Plastic Pollution Solutions

Plastic Pollution Solutions helps organizations reduce their single-use plastic footprint within their products, packaging, operations, office and events.

Dalton + Sur

DALTON + Sur is a unique business concept, where a host can have a seasonal pop up boutique in their home featuring products that they have curated from their favorite local creators.

Tango Consulting

Tango Consulting takes a personal approach to dating and matchmaking. We are authentic, selective, and confidential. We are not an online dating business, and strongly believe in personal interactions with individuals that have like-minded values and goals. We encourage all of our clients to apply their own personal assets to the laws of attraction, and one of our main priorities is for each member to gain self-confidence. Tango Consulting provides consistent and reliable communication with their members, and are empathetic and supportive to their clients’ needs and desires. Tango Consulting optimizes our clients chances of finding love, and we ensure complete discretion.

Anna Cone , Founder

Anna Cone, Founder

Traveling Ink

Traveling Ink is a Charleston based travel and team building company. It’s goal is to help travelers make the most of their Charleston experience, encourage locals to enjoy all the Lowcountry has to offer, and help businesses, teams, and groups of all kinds build community in a fun environment. Traveling Ink researches and tests local tours, attractions, and creative team building options to help craft optimal travel itineraries or growth-oriented group experiences for clients.

Wellness Beyond Fifty, LLC

Based in Charleston, S.C., Wellness Beyond Fifty, LLC, provides comprehensive health coaching to individuals across North America. Lisa Burbage, founder and president, holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education and Counseling and is a national board-certified health and wellness coach, NBC-HWC. Focusing on lifestyle changes, she works with individuals of all ages, groups and corporations to inspire, educate, and motivate others to practice healthy lifestyles and disease prevention.

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