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Posts tagged “CED”

November 9

CED announces keynote speaker for the CED Life Science Conference

Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D. Entrepreneurial support organization CED announced that Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD will be the keynote speaker for their annual CED Life Science Conference, held this year March 1-2, 2016.

Updated October 27

Premium Lock Entrepreneurship overcame depression for Mati founder

On the heels of being selected as one of three Durham American Underground startups to participate in a Silicon Valley program, Mati Energy has closed a deal with Harris Beverages that will significantly expand the energy drink's availability.

Tatiana Birgisson, founder of Mati Energy Tatiana Birgisson, founder of Mati Energy

October 27

SynShark making valuable shark oil in tobacco plants

SynShark making shark oil in tobacco plants. Every year an estimated 3 to 5 million sharks are slaughtered for a precious omega-2 oil in their livers called squalene, a clear liquid, lighter than water, that helps them float. SynShark, which has operations in NC, wants to harvest squalene from the leaves of tobacco plants that have been genetically engineered to synthesize the oil.

Updated October 26

Premium Lock CED's #OnTheRise campaign raises $1M

Council for Entrepreneurial Development The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country, has already raised $1 million toward a three-year, $2 million entrepreneur-led campaign to support the success of high-growth companies, attract investment and promote the Triangle and North Carolina nationwide.

Updated October 6

Premium Lock Two dozen employers featured at Come Tech Out Job Fair

Two dozen employers coming to job fair The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), along with community partners, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and Work in the Triangle, will host the next COME TECH OUT the Triangle Job Fair on October 8, 2015 from 8:30 am - 1:00pm at NC State's McKimmon Conference & Training Center in Raleigh. Two dozen employers have thousands of positions open. The Job Fair is free to attend for job seekers.

Updated September 16

Premium Lock Tech Venture: RTP already 2nd most important behind Silicon Valley

Sequoia Capital's Jim Goetz Sequoia Capital's Jim Goetz might have declined the Governor's offer at today's CED Tech Venture Conference to move to North Carolina, but the world's top venture capitalist according to Forbes had no qualms naming the Triangle as the second most important area of the United States behind his native Silicon Valley.

September 16

Premium Lock CED Tech Venture: Betaversity launches Dorsal software

Exit Event Betaversity launches Dorsal software to help job seekers find the right cultural fit from the CED Tech Venture stage Tuesday.

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Updated September 11

Premium Lock Crowdfinance lets entrepreneurs control their destiny

Crowdfinance has ushered in exciting times for the entrepreneurial world. Luan Cox, founder and CEO of Crowddnetic and a featured speaker at next week's Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh examines the impact of new Reg A fund-raising rules.

Luan Cox, CEO, Crowdnetic Luan Cox, CEO, Crowdnetic

September 11

Premium Lock Schrader joins Reveal, Office 2016 coming, Pao moving on

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Reveal Mobile names digital ad exec Andy Schrader as chief product officer; Microsoft launching Office 2016 this month; Facebook opens liive video streaming app to journalists; Ellen Pao won't appeal loss lawsuit.

Updated September 11

Premium Lock Your guide to the CED's Tech Venture Conference 2015

CED Tech Venture This year's CED Tech Venture event next week features more than 100 of North Carolina's hottest emerging and growth-stage technology companies, attract more than 50 venture capital, strategic and angel funds across the nation and feature talks by some of the nation.

August 27

Premium Lock 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

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

Cisco's Rebecca Jacoby David Morken, CEO of Republic Wireless and 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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.

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