Posts tagged “Organizations”

Updated May 16

CED to honor Hall-of-Famers Mitch Mumma, John McConnell

CED logo It's "CED Founders Day," which means there's a big party tonight in the Park where the Council for Entrepreneurial Development will be honoring its latest Hall of Fame inductees.

May 15

Judge orders Uber not to use technology taken from Waymo

Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh   A federal judge has ordered Uber not to use technology that a key executive downloaded before he left Waymo, the autonomous car company that was spun off from Google. But he refused to order a halt to Uber's self-driving program, as requested by Waymo.

May 15

CED report: 45 NC entrepreneurial firms raise $347M in Q1

Dollar sign       45 entrepreneurial companies across the state of North Carolina from life science to cleantech raised some $347 million in the first quarter across 48 equity deals, says the latest Council for Entrepreneurial Development's Innovators Report.

May 9

Premium Lock Exclusive: IBM making computing horsepower available to the masses

What's coming next on top of IBM's Watson super computer and hybrid-public cloud offerings? "Unlocking the horsepower of analytics in the cloud to solve data problems in education, energy research, and healthcare." So says Kevin Eagan, chief experience officer and general manager of digital experiences at IBM in an exclusive interview with WRAL Techwire.

May 2

Premium Lock Monica Doss, part 2: Entrepreneurship 'is North Carolina's future'

Monica Doss In the second part of our exclusive Q&A with longtime CED president Monica Doss, the WRAL TechWire Hall of Fame inductee discusses why she remains involved in startups and stresses that our state's future rests on new and emerging companies - not just in tech.

Updated May 2

Premium Lock Bringing VCs to RTP: HQ Raleigh event matching investors, startups

HQ Raleigh, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and the Flatiron Law Group are teaming up to bring four out-of-state venture capital firms to the Triangle where the investors will huddle with select startups. The day-long event also includes networking and a panel discussion to which you are invited. Plus: Investor profiles who is coming.

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Updated May 1

Study: Durham No. 6, Raleigh No. 12 as best place to start a new business

A salute to Durham The Bull City beats the City of Oaks as the best big city to start a business, according to a new study. But the big North Carolina winner is the Queen City, which ranks No. 3. Durham's score, however, was dragged down by a very low ranking in access to capital.

Updated May 1

Premium Lock Monica Doss, first lady of entrepreneurship in NC

No one knows entrepreneurs better than fellow entrepreneurs, so the compliment paid Monica Doss by Doug Speight, a CODEO2040 entrepreneur-in-residence in Durham, after she was named to WRAL TechWire's Hall of Fame last week bears repeating: "Monica Doss is mentor to a whole generation of founders and entrepreneurial support organizations. The Hall of Fame is a well-deserved honor." In the first of a two-part Q&A, Doss talks entrepreneurship, the CED and much, much more.

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April 7

Premium Lock Six ventures from across NC crack NCTA Startup Showcase

Six emerging companies from across North Carolina - Charlotte, Wilmington, Cary, Kernersville, Raleigh - have been selected for the Startup Showcase at NCTA's upcoming technology conference.

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Updated April 5

Premium Lock Exclusive: Meet CED's new chief executive officer

Ravila Gupta, the newly named chief executive officer at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, says she is "humbled" to accept the new job and is bringing a "passion for entrepreneurship" to the position. She talks about her career and the CED in an exclusive Q&A.

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Updated April 5

Premium Lock CED chair: Why Ravila Gupta is new CEO, challenges she, organization face

CED Chairs of executive boards at nonprofits face no greater challenge that leading efforts to find a new chief executive, especially at groups with records of achievement. Such was the job faced by CED Chair Rich West in finding a successor to Joan Siefert Rose. In an exclusive Q&A, he talks about the choice (Ravila Gupta) and what's coming next for the CED as she takes over.

Updated April 4

Premium Lock CED names Umicore USA exec Ravila Gupta as chief executive officer

Ravila Gupta Ravila Gupta, an attorney and president of Umicore USA, is the new president and chief executive officer of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

Updated March 16

Premium Lock Research Triangle Foundation spells out CEO requirements, hires search firm

A search is underway for a CEO to lead the Research Triangle Foundation with executive search firm Elinvar having been hired to help find a new executive. In spelling out the requirements for the job, the foundation board stresses the importance of hiring an exec to implement the "Master Plan" adopted in 2012.

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Updated March 6

Premium Lock FIM: Three letters with infinite possibilities for NC education (+ video)

Federated Identity Management, or FIM, offers a secure system through which North Carolina education institutions can access remote and protected web-based services. Mark Johnson, chief technology strategist at MCNC, explains what FIM is and what the technology means.

March 3

Premium Lock BIO's CEO defends drug costs as price of innovation

President Trump, like many people, does not understand the real reasons prescription drug costs and innovative therapies are so high, says BIO president and CEO Jim Greenwood.

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March 2

Premium Lock NCBIO seeks full funding for job training programs

Sam Taylor, NCBIO president, says that over the next two years, hNorth Carolina biotech manufacturers will need about 2,000 additional workers. Lobbying for full funding of North Carolina State University's biotech training program is thus a priority for NCBIO in 2017.

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Updated February 28

Premium Lock Life science presenting startups reflect NC's growing diversity in talent, focus

Biotechnology  Some 50 startups and emerging entrepreneurial companies from around North Carolina will be touting their technologies, products and management teams at the CED's annual Life Science Conference today and tomorrow. As profiles being published by WRAL TechWire clearly show, the state's ecosystem is more diverse than ever in both talent and expertise. Plus, the number of support organizations for these new ventures continues to grow.

Updated February 28

Premium Lock Exclusive: Joan Siefert Rose on why she's taking a new job

Joan Siefert Rose, who recently stepped down as CEO of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and joined an RTP consulting firm, is now wearing another hat. She's the new CEO of LaunchBio, a California-based nonprofit group focusing on life science startups. In a detailed Q&A, Rose discusses her new mission - and why she accepted the challenge.

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Updated February 23

Premium Lock CED Life Science Conference to showcase Triangle's remarkable success story

Biotech   So much of the deserved media hype about the growing success of the Research Triangle focuses on high tech. Nothing wrong with that. But too often overlooked is the continuing growth of the region's life science industry. And the CED Life Science Conference event next week will showcase that story.

Updated February 17

Premium Lock Report: NC equity funding drops $400M in '16 yet reach grows

money image North Carolina entrepreneurial companies raised far less money in equity funding last year than in 2015, according to a new report from the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. However, the state is drawing more investor interest from Silicon Valley and other locations.

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