Posts tagged “Organizations”

Updated December 5, 2016

Premium Lock Exclusive: Joan Siefert Rose talks past, future as she leaves CED

Joan Siefert Rose is nearing the end of an eight-year run as CEO of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. What are her fondest memories? Her biggest regrets? What message would she give to her successor? Find out the answers in the first of a two-part exclusive interview.

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Updated December 2, 2016

Premium Lock Triangle Technology Executives Council's new leader spells out group's mission, goals

Marc Montoro, a former long-time executive with the North Carolina Technology Association, is the new executive director of the Triangle Technology Executives Council. In an exclusive Q&A, Montoro talks about the group, its mission, plans and plans for 2017. He succeeds John Crites, who helped found the group, which includes many of the Triangle's top tech companies.


November 28, 2016

Premium Lock CED looking for companies to present at 2017 Life Science Conference

CED Life Science Conference The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is seeking companies to present at its 2017 Life Science Conference. The deadline to apply is fast approaching.

November 14, 2016

Premium Lock 2ULaundry, pickup and delivery service startup, raises $400K

"Never do laundry again." Catch saying, eh? Charlotte-based 2ULaundry offers pickup and delivery service. And investors are interested.

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Updated November 11, 2016

Premium Lock NCTA Tech Awards go to Red Hat, Cisco, Stealz

NCTA The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) hosted the NC Tech Awards on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Raleigh Convention Center, recognizing organizations and individuals that have demonstrated excellence in technology and business.Winners included Red Hat, AvidXchange, Stealz, Cisco, SciQuest and other top regional tech firms.

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 7, 2016

Premium Lock MCNC to extend trust, identity solutions to K-12, community colleges

The non-profit organization explored the real driving force behind the technology on the North Carolina Research and Education Network this week during NCREN Community Day.

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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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Updated October 31, 2016

Premium Lock Community Day preview: People are 'networking the network' at MCNC

The North Carolina technology nonprofit's annual NCREN Community Day celebration kicks off Thursday in Raleigh exploring the real driving force behind the technology on the North Carolina Research and Education Network.

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Updated October 19, 2016

Premium Lock Advice to Charlotte startups: Go after mid-to-large sized companies

Terry Cox, who has helmed Charlotte's Business Innovation and Growth Council (BIG) for 12 years, has a piece of advice for Queen City startups: "Go in and re-engineer the business models and processes of mid-to-large market companies."

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Updated October 13, 2016

Premium Lock Nearly 1,000 tech jobs available at today's RTP job fair

Looking for a job in high tech? Nearly 1,000 jobs from more than 15 Triangle area companies will be available at the "Come Tech Out" job fair today in Raleigh. Among the 16 highlighted employers participating are Cisco, SAS, and Allscripts.

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Updated October 12, 2016

Premium Lock Interim Research Triangle CEO's goal: Make sure Park 'does not miss a beat'

Liz Rooks, the interim CEO at the Research Triangle Foundation which oversees RTP, says she is determined that the RTF will continue to push ahead with its strategic development plan while the search begins for a replacement of recently departed CEO Bob Geolas.

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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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Updated October 5, 2016

Premium Lock Retired exec returns to assume Research Triangle CEO role

Elizabeth Rooks   A familiar face is assuming the CEO's job as head of the Research Triangle Foundation, replacing the departing Bob Geolas. Elizabeth Rooks, who retired in late 2015, takes over the CEO job on an interim basis. The rest of the RTF management team "remains in place."

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.

September 16, 2016

Premium Lock RTP CEO 'cheering' for Park but won't say why he's leaving

Bob Geolas won't talk about the circumstances surrounding his departure as CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which oversees the RTP itself. But he does say he is "cheering them on" when discussing the Park's future.

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Updated September 16, 2016

Premium Lock Triangle Foundation to discuss next steps in wake of CEO's departure

A virtual wall of silence surrounds what happened at the Research Triangle Foundation that triggered the pending departure of CEO Bob Geolas. The Foundation's board chair does acknowledge it is taking some steps to consider what to do.

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