Posts tagged “CED”
Joan Siefert Rose, president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, talks with WRAL TechWire Insiders about the Innovators Report released last week which found that startups and other emerging businesses in North Carolina raised more than $400 million in capital through 2013. So what does the report say about the state's startup ecosystem going forward?
The trends that are described in the report demonstrate an "encouraging sign" for the region's entrepreneurs, says Joan Siefert Rose, CED's president.
The second day of the second annual Paradoxos festival in Durham focuses on events for kids, the launching of a crowdsourced wall mural, a somewhat zany talent show - and more. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker reports.
The Startup Blog: Paradoxos Festival in Durham will include a "BIG Ten Talent Show" if the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, NC IDEA and The Startup Factory can find entrepreneurs willing to risk ridicule while generating some laughs. Are you game?
The world has changed the last 30 years, and the Triangle non-profit wants to keep changing with it.
Today's "Startup blog:" If you are an entrepreneur looking for insight into attracting investors, don't miss the opening day of a two-part series from the Council for Entrepreneurial Development about "Raising dough."
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.