Venture 2003, featuring presentations from 23 North Carolina firms seeking additional investment, is almost here.

The event, put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, will be April 22-23 in Chapel Hill.

In advance of the event, Local Tech Wire offered each firm to make its case for funding through an exclusive Q&A with LTW. LTW will kick off a daily series of company profiles beginning Tuesday.

First to be featured will be Engineous Software of Cary.

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