Posts tagged “CED”

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.

September 13, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

Premium Lock 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, 2016

Premium Lock 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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