Posts tagged “CED”
Today's "Startup blog" - the first in a regular addition to WRALTechWire's lineup - focuses on Triangle and NC startups, an IPO update, and a kickstarter success. Check out details about Square 1 Bank, NC IDEA's application deadline, CED's fund-raising series, Mohu's kickstarter success, and a mentoring program from Up Global NEXT.
WRALTechWire and ExitEvent are partnering to bring more startup news to our readers across both websites. Today, ExitEvent Editor Laura baverman reports from the CED's Life Science conference where four startups made lasting impressions.
"Innovation isn't important simply because it creates something new - it's only important if what it creates makes a meaningful and positive difference in people's lives," says FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg.
The economic development group NC IDEA is funneling $250,000 to the Council for Entrepreneurial Development to help the CED implement a strategic shift. But what does that mean? The CED isn't talking. Meanwhile, its lead person on last year's big data project - called TriangulateNC - has left. Plus, not everyone in the Triangle startup community endorses the NC IDEA grant. WRALTechWire takes an in-depth look at what's happening with the CED in an exclusive story for our Insiders.
Three young bioscience companies started with funding and other help from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will be presenters at the Innovation Showcase Feb. 26 during the 2014 CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh
Like any non-profit organization, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development faces a never-ending need to raise money from donors and sponsors. But the $250,000 grant from NC IDEA - the biggest ever given in one sum by the group - is a huge shot-in-the-arm of cash that gives CED leaders a chance to spend less time raising money and more time fueling further growth of the Triangle's resurgent tech community. The $135 million sale of Digitalsmiths is proof CED is crucial to the region's continued growth. And the CED says it has new plans for its future. NC IDEA has bought in. CED must now deliver.
NC IDEA, an economic development group in Durham focused on helping startups across the state, is giving $250,000 to the CED, which is also focused on giving entrepreneurs assistance in growing new ventures. The grant is to be spread out over three years with funds to help launch a new "information bank."
Google buys AI startup; CED 30th year; Apple profits up?; no AT&T-Vodafone deal; Samsung-Google patents
In the latest WRALTechWire Bulldog roundup of technology news: Google buys an artificial intelligence startup in the U.K.; the CED kicks off its 30th year this week; Apple is expected to report a boost in earnings; AT&T gives up its rights to bid for Vodafone; tech giants Google and Samsung strike a deal on patents.
Three organizations based in the Triangle are putting on an event Thursday designed to match companies looking to fill job openings and people looking for work or a career move.
From before the event even began until the final wrap, the CED's Tech Venture conference received in-depth coverage - far more than WRALtechWire has ever before been able to dedicate to one such event.
CED's Tech Venture Conference featured many business software companies but this year, a handful of companies pitched software focused on food. Read more about what they're bringing to the table.
Lower taxes and education reform will be part of the changes that keep North Carolina competitive in years to come, Gov. Pat McCrory told an audience of about 600 people during his closing keynote speech at CED's Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh.
Michael Goodmon, who has spearheaded creation of three shared office space projects to help spur startup growth in the Triangle, calls on entrepreneurs to take a "hard look" at how they can be "part of the progress."
Inside Tech Venture 2013: The firms ranged from idea, like Parking Initiative, the recent winner of the first-annual NC Datapalooza, held last week in Raleigh, to Validic, which just closed a significant round of investment led by Mark Cuban.
How does my startup get acquired? Google, Citrix, Red Hat execs offer tips at Tech Venture conference
Many companies see acquisition as their exit strategy. During a panel at CED's Tech Venture Conference, executives at Google, Citrix and Red Hat offer insight about what they look for in potential deals. WRALTechWire Insiders get the inside story.
In a blog post, CED President Joan Siefert Rose contrasts the environment for entrepreneurs in North Carolina and the U.S. with that facing entrepreneurs in Europe. There's quite a difference, she writes.