The Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) today announced that Vireo Labs will be the first tech startup to move into BASEcamp - Beaufort's premier business incubator and co-working office designed to meet the transitional professional office needs of tech and knowledge-based entrepreneurs seeking adaptable, affordable office and conference facilities of the highest quality.
Vireo Labs is a career focused education technology startup founded in 2015. The founding team is leveraging its higher education, ecommerce and mobile experience from SCAD, eBay, Amazon and LinkedIn into the development of its first mobile product, C'reer, to address the $7 billion recruitment marketing segment in the U.S.
C'reer – available on both the iOS and Android platforms – will be launched this month by Vireo Labs.
"Locating to Beaufort's BASEcamp is really the fulfillment of what C'reer tries to accomplish for all who use it," said Vireo Labs co-founder and CMO, Ian Leslie. "C'reer is about connecting people with the career of their dreams and the school that will get them there, while BASEcamp and the Digital Corridor are working hard to bring new opportunities to the Beaufort region while expanding the knowledge economy."
By locating to Beaufort, Vireo Labs will also gain access to the network of entrepreneurs and professionals in Charleston, South Carolina. "It is humbling and validating to have Vireo Labs make the decision to commence operations at BASEcamp the same day the facility is being dedicated," said Ernest Andrade, BDC's Executive Director. "This tech start-up is the first of more tech and knowledge-based companies we expect will populate the recently renovated facility in downtown Beaufort."
Vireo Labs joins the University of South Carolina Beaufort, who has also established an office for a faculty member in their Computational Science program. "Our goal is to stimulate collaboration between our students and the tech entrepreneurs located at BASEcamp," said Assistant Professor, Brian Canada.