Posts tagged “CED”

Updated January 13

Two FDA chiefs, other luminaries to address CED Life Science Conference

Life Science Conference 2017 Past and present commissioners of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, both with ties to Duke University, are among the speakers headlining the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's 26th annual Life Science Conference next month in Raleigh.

December 8, 2016

Premium Lock Rose's advice to next CED leader: Listen, keep open mind ...

CED Joan Siefert Rose is about to become a consultant, ending her eight-year tenure as CEO of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. So what advice would she giver her successor?

Updated December 6, 2016

Premium Lock Joan Siefert Rose's job: She joins RTP consulting firm in January

Joan Siefert Rose won't have much time off as she steps down from the chief executive officer's position at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. In fact, she's taking a new job as a consulting effective Jan. 3.


Updated December 5, 2016

Premium Lock Exclusive: Joan Siefert Rose talks past, future as she leaves CED

Joan Siefert Rose is nearing the end of an eight-year run as CEO of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. What are her fondest memories? Her biggest regrets? What message would she give to her successor? Find out the answers in the first of a two-part exclusive interview.

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November 28, 2016

Premium Lock CED looking for companies to present at 2017 Life Science Conference

CED Life Science Conference The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is seeking companies to present at its 2017 Life Science Conference. The deadline to apply is fast approaching.

November 14, 2016

Premium Lock 2ULaundry, pickup and delivery service startup, raises $400K

"Never do laundry again." Catch saying, eh? Charlotte-based 2ULaundry offers pickup and delivery service. And investors are interested.

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November 8, 2016

Premium Lock Big obstacle to VR adoption: Costs 'remain above acceptable range'

Virtual reality and augmented reality are here, but the reality is that adoption faces a big obstacle: What VR hardware will set back buyers in bucks, says a new report.

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Updated November 8, 2016

Premium Lock CED reports $175M through 62 capital deals in Q3

Venture Capital     Entrepreneurial companies across North Carolina raised $175 million in capital across 62 deals in the third quarter, according to a new report from the Council for Entrepreneurial development. That's much higher than three other VC-focused reports but very close to the total reported by the National Venture Capital Association.

Updated November 1, 2016

Premium Lock CED counters HB2 blowback with positive 'WhyNC' campaign

North Carolina's destination as a location for new jobs - especially in high-tech - has been battered and bruised since the passage of HB2. But the Council for Entrepreneurial Development through the voices of its members is trying to counter the avalanche of bad publicity with a "WhyNC" campaign.

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October 11, 2016

Premium Lock CED's investor relations leader joins Square 1 Bank

Dhruv Patel has left the Council for Entrepreneurial Development to join Square 1 Bank in Durham. But one thing won't change: He's still working with venture capitalists.

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October 5, 2016

Premium Lock Joan Siefert Rose: Why US should put out welcome mat for foreign entrepreneurs

Joan Siefert Rose We have been fortunate to attract people who see opportunities the rest of us miss. That's why I'm hopeful that the "startup visa" program for international entrepreneurs proposed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue to put out the welcome mat for foreign-born innovators who create companies that, in turn, provide jobs and wealth.

Updated September 24, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

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, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

Premium Lock 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.

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