Posts tagged “CED”

Updated September 24

CED Tech Venture profile: Vital Plan, helping consumers become proactive about health

The father-and-daughter founded Vital Plan is a Raleigh startup focusing on the global nutraceutical market that is forecast to top $100 billion in 2017. Through its ecommerce platform, Vital Plan strives to help consumers become more proactive about their health, the inspiration coming from it's founder's own struggles with Lyme disease.

September 21

Premium Lock Natural health, wellness startup Vital Plan raises $800,000

The father-and-daughter founded Vital Plan, a Raleigh startup focusing on the global nutraceutical market that is forecast to top $100 billion in 2017. has raised $800,000 in financing.

Updated September 15

Premium Lock Sex, VCs, dogs and deals: Real-life startup lessons from HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

Where is the dividing line between reality and entertainment in HBO's "Silicon Valley"? Turns out there's a lot of truth behind the stories the comedy about life in the Valley's frenzied startup culture as a scriptwriter told CED's Tech Venture conference in Raleigh.

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Updated September 14

Premium Lock PermitZone lands $100K in Amazon services at Tech Venture

PermitZone Make permitting requirements easy to access and give contractors the ability to pull permits online, from anywhere is the goal of PermitZone. Investors obviously like the idea.

September 14

Premium Lock Kauffman exec: Systemic changes needed to build entrepreneurial ecosystems

Traditional ways of encouraging entrepreneurship are not producing desired results, so the Kauffman Foundation is exploring new ways to do it more effectively, according to Victor Hwang, its vice president for entrepreneurship. (Plus: Who is Victor Hwang? Read his bio.)

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Updated September 14

CED Tech Venture profiles - The biggest WTW publishing effort to date

CED Tech Venture 2016 CED's Tech Venture conference draws to a close in Raleigh today, having attracted investors and entrepreneurs from around the country. A key draw has been the growing number of attractive startups across the Triangle and North Carolina plus some in the southeast. WRAL Tech Wire has featured 60 of them in what has been the biggest, most comprehensive package of content it has published since launching in 2002. And there are more to come.

September 14

Premium Lock Watch out for 'Rapid Risers:' CED to highlight emerging startups

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is gearing up to focus on a new feature highlighting a host of fast-growing startups in N.C. called "Rapid Risers," says CEO Joan Siefert Rose. Rose, who is stepping down, says a search firm is helping find a replacement.

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September 13

CED Tech Venture profile (No. 60): UGoTour, reimagining travel

UGoTour Just in time for the CED Tech Venture conference, presenting startup UGoTour unveils a video showcasing its strategy for how to reimagine travel.

September 13

CED Tech Venture profile: Kiposlabs, expanding mobile point of sale capabilities

Durham startup Kiposlabs will be demonstrating its platform that helps restaurants capitalize on additional applications from mobile points of sale. Kiposlabs is among the presenting companies at the CED Tech Venture conference.

September 13

CED Tech Venture profile: Howgorithm, unleashing potential of flowcharts

Howgorithm North Carolina-based startup Howgorithm aims to help people and businesses discover the best way to deal with processes through development and use of flowcharts. "We make flowcharts easier to create, we give them a better design, and we're unleashing their potential as a way for people and businesses to easily explain, share, and collaborate on processes," says its CEO.

Updated September 13

CED Tech Venture profile: Malartu Funds, 'where business intelligence meets venture capital'

Raleigh startup Malartu Funds is bringing crowdfunding to investors, creating syndicates for deals in startups. It's among the presenting companies at CED Tech Venture this week. Here's a profile.

September 13

CED Tech Venture profile: AthloTech, sensor-based training equipment for athletes

Watch out for smartballs, coming to a soccer field near you ... AthloTech, a startup based in Cary, is developing sensor-based training equipment for athletes with an initial focus on soccer. Its technology is designed to provide "comprehensive data and analytics of players" in order to better train athletes and help coaches make more informed decisions.

Updated September 13

CED Tech Venture profile: The Sixth Flag, a Gartner 'Cool Vendor'

Raleigh startup The Sixth Flag brings momentum to its presentation in the CED Venture Conference in Raleigh, having recently been named a "Cool Vendor" by research firm Gartner. So what's The Sixth Flag all about?

Updated September 12

CED Tech Venture profile: Myxx, technology that helps you answer 'What's for dinner?'

Triangle startup Myxx offers proprietary technology to analyze your web browsing habits, purchase behavior, and shared recipes as well as industrial and seasonal trends to help you decide "What's for dinner?"

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Updated September 12

CED Tech Venture profile: Tiba Health, combining behavioral health, analytics in wearables

Tiba Health, a Durham-based startup, combines behavioral medicine and analytics in a wearable device with the goal of improving patient compliance and outcomes.

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September 12

CED Tech Venture profile: Klever, an emerging business optimization platform

Even as companies gather more and more data about their customers, many have had trouble turning that data into a better customer experience. Durham-based startup Klever says it has "cracked the code" on how to turn data into better service.

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Updated September 12

CED Tech Venture profile: Foosye, providing food truck infrastructure

Foosye You might have trouble figuring out how to pronounce the Foosye name, but its marketing slogan captures the mission: "How Food Trucks Roll." And the Garner startup is presenting at CED Tech Venture this week with momentum thanks to recent recognition.

Updated September 12

CED Tech Venture profile (No. 50): Envested, a social platform for giving back

Envested aims to help people find a "better way" to give locally by helping match them with causes and tracking what their giving helps create. The Durham-based startup is among the presenting companies at CED Tech Venture.

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September 12

CED Tech Venture profile: Looqsie, the 'next generation search engine'

Startup Looqsie comes to the CED Tech Venture conference touting what it calls the "next generation search engine." Look-see, get it?

Updated September 9

CED Tech Venture profile: Academic Benchmarking Consortium

Academic Benchmarking Consortium, a startup in Chapel Hill, is helping higher education institutions find "reliable, actionable" benchmarking data to help them deal with such issues as administration costs. ABC, which is among the presenters at CED's Tech Venture conference, is eyeing international expansion.

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