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Posts tagged “CED”

11:31 a.m. Thursday

CED's Tech Venture event draws more than 50 top VC, angel firms

Next month's CED Tech Venture event already has commitments from more than 50 venture capital, angel groups and investors to be on hand looking for possible deals. Durham-based Spoonflower just landed a $25 million investment that its founders link directly to meeting investors at last year's show. Will deal lightning strike for other startups?

CED Tech Venture CED Tech Venture

Updated August 21

CED Tech Venture adds more high-profile speakers, new keynote

Cisco's Rebecca Jacoby David Morken, CEO of Republic Wireless and Bandwidth.com plus Steve Neff, Fidelity Investments' top technology executive, are the latest additions to the speaker lineup for the CED Tech Venture conference next month. As WTW reported Thursday, the event also has a new keynote presenter.

August 20

Cisco's Warrior withdraws as CED Tech Venture keynote

Padmasree Warrior  Padmasree Warrior, the former chief strategy and technology officer at Cisco, has stepped aside as one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming CED Tech Venture conference. She recently left Cisco, and another Cisco exec will replace her at the Raleigh event.

Updated August 14

CED picks 100-plus startups, emerging firms for Tech Venture showcases

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is going to demonstrate the growing power of North Carolina's startup community with a whopping 100-plus new and emerging ventures pitching their strengths to potential investors at its annual Tech Venture conference.

CED Tech Venture CED Tech Venture

Updated August 6

Two more power investors join CED Tech Venture lineup

CED Tech Venture The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is adding more investor star power to its Tech Venture conference coming up next month in Raleigh: Warburg Pincus and Vista Equity Partners. Both have made significant Triangle deals.

July 31

Even as some RTP firms make layoffs, jobs are available

Help wanted      Layoffs continue at some of the largest tech and life science firms in the Triangle, and a survey last week noted that startups are less inclined to hire right now, too. But there are jobs available as Red Hat reported in its own survey. Plus, ExitEvent reports 15 startups are hiring as well as the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

Updated July 30

Premium Lock Top Silicon Valley VC to address CED's Tech Venture conference

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is bringing one of the world's top venture capitalists to speak at its Tech Venture Conference in September. And he has a Triangle connection.

Jim Goetz Jim Goetz

Updated July 30

Premium Lock Global tablet sales falter - including Lenovo despite hiring Ashton Kutcher

Some local media are trumpeting Lenovo's growing market share in the global tablet market. Don't be mislead. Lenovo is in trouble just like Apple, Samsung and others. In fact, Lenovo sales are down sharply from just six months ago despite all the hype surrounding Ashton Kutcher.

Ashton Kutcher touts a Lenovo tablet Ashton Kutcher touts a Lenovo tablet

Updated July 1

Premium Lock The Startup Factory takes its first step toward going statewide

Chris Heivly and Dave Neal are taking the first step in expanding The Startup Factory accelerator across North Carolina with a "boot camp" in Winston-Salem. In a Q&A with WTW, Heivly talks about the expanded mission and how TSF hopes to make money. Plus, he says, TSF is not taking its eyes off the ball of its primary mission.

Chris Heivly, left, and partner Dave Neal Chris Heivly, left, and partner Dave Neal

July 1

Premium Lock CED re-elects ChannelAdvisor exec as chair, names other new officers, board members

Council for Entrepreneurial Development David Spitz, who recently was promoted to CEO at ChannelAdvisor, will remain the chair of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development board, but some new faces join the CED leadership and the chair-elect is also picked.

May 29

Premium Lock Cisco's Padmasree Warrior to keynote CED 2015 Tech Venture Conference

Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior Padmasree Warrior, Cisco Systems chief technology and strategy officer, will keynote the 2015 CED Tech Venture Conference slated for September 15-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registration for the event is now open.

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Updated March 18

Premium Lock Crowdfunding event: NC is 'out of business' without incentives, Commerce Secretary says

Crowdfunding Event 21 Right now, North Carolina is "Out of business," when it comes to having a toolbox of incentives to offer job-creating companies the state might want to attract, said North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla keynoting at the WRAL Crowdfunding event in Raleigh Tuesday morning.

Updated March 17

Premium Lock Crowdfunding event: Takeaways you can use

Jim Verdonik The WRAL Crowdfunding event was an education in the latest startup funding tool, and that's exactly what the experts at the event stressed entrepreneurs need. Do your homework before embarking on a crowdfunding venture if you want to succeed.

Updated March 17

Premium Lock Crowdfunding event: Resources for entrepreneurs

Mark Easley Mark Easley, an angel investor says that if North Carolina passes the Paces Act it could ease the early-stage funding gap.

March 12

Premium Lock Decoding your genome could extend your life

Human Longevity Inc. Some of the technologies and methods researchers say will allow humans to live far beyond today's life expectancies might seem a bit sci-fi, but last week's CED Life Science Conference presentation by a California scientist behind national headline-grabbing Human Longevity Inc. considers the equally radical inventions of the last 150 years.

March 6

Premium Lock The Dennis Gillings's insider guide to entrepreneurship

Dennis Gillings Quintiles' co-founder and chairman Dennis Gillings looks back at his career and offers his insight about innovation to come. "If you're excited about the opportunity, you can make other people excited about it too," he says. "Excitement inspires people to give their best. It also makes life fun."

Updated March 4

Premium Lock McCrory lauds NC's growing life science industry power

Governor Pat McCrory takes the stage at the CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh to praise the sector's growing economic power across North Carolina. "One of great things your industry has done is help us get out of this recession," he says.

Sharing stage at Life Science Conference Sharing stage at Life Science Conference

Updated March 4

Premium Lock Funding to NC startups jumps 35% in 2014; tech funding up 138%

Venture Capital  The Council for Entrepreneurial Development's year-end Innovators Report shows record IPO activity over two years, and impressive investment growth.

Updated March 3

Premium Lock NC biotech startups share global spotlight in Raleigh

DNA      Some 1,000 of the smartest minds in biotech, crop science, medicine and medical devices are gathering in Raleigh today and Wednesday for the annual life science conference put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. A whopping 53 startups will have a chance to impress the best and brightest.

February 11

Premium Lock Biotech conference to feature 13 emerging NC companies

Biotech & Life Science Thirteen emerging startup life science companies will share the spotlight at the annual Life Science Conference put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, NCBIO and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Raleigh.

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