Meet the Team


Caroline Crowder

Program Director


Caroline manages Incubator programming, operations, and communications. She is our "community curator," and oversees the admissions process, accelerator program, and mentor network.

Background:
  • University of South Carolina – Darla Moore School of Business

    Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Marketing (2016)

  • Queensland University of Technology

    QUT Student Ambassador (2015)


Chad Hardaway

Executive Director


Chad holds the position of Executive Director at the Incubator, Associate Director of USC’s Office of Economic Engagement, and Director of USC’s Technology Commercialization Office. Chad guides our relationship with USC and mentors Incubator companies in strategic and operational planning, business development, and investor management.

Background:
  • University of South Carolina School of Law

    Juris Doctor (2006)

  • University of South Carolina – Darla Moore School of Business

    MBA (2001)

  • University of South Carolina

    Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering (1996)