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Home builders association offers certificates for foundation supporters

The Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association has launched a new initiative to recognize and encourage supporters of its scholarship program.

A non-profit charitable organization administered by the association, the Education Foundation was formed to support and raise funds for continuing education in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties.

Those who donate $100 to the foundation will receive a framed certificate highlighting support of the program, a badge to include on marketing materials and will be recognized on the association’s social media pages.

KBRS, a Hardeeville-based manufacturer of custom waterproof tile shower bases, slopes, seats, niches and accessories, the first business to participate in the program. The company donated $500 to the foundation.

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Beaufort Digital Corridor receives funding for its companies

The Beaufort Digital Corridor recently closed a deal with Utah-based investment firm, JustStartGo, LLC, for up to $250,000 in seed capital for its incubator companies.

Known as “angel funding,” the capital will help the corridor’s startups and entrepreneurs develop their product ideas and validate their market demand.

The money will be deployed as seed-stage investment in $50,000 increments for resident companies of the corridor who qualify.

To qualify for the capital, companies must be residents of the corridor’s BASEcamp incubator, have a technology product or product idea with scalable potential, and be willing to put in the work necessary to develop their company, corridor officials said.

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