Kay Wagoner, president and chief executive officer of Icagen, walked away with the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award at the Council for Entrepreneurial development’s annual awards event on Wednesday.
A crowd estimated at 500 people turned out for the awards ceremony and celebration, which commemorated CED’s 20th anniversary. The event took place at the RBC Center.
Other winners were:
Deal of the Year (Private Company) — Biolex, Inc.
Deal of the Year (Public Company) — LendingTree, Inc.
Master Mentor — Rollie Tillman, Jr.
Hat Trick Award — Dave Babson, Ken Romley and Mike Doernberg
Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs — Horace Johnson
Product of the Year — LVL7 Systems, Inc.
Technology of the Year — Integrian, Inc.
Spinout of the Year — Cellective Therapeutics, Inc.
FastTrac Company of the Year — Affinergy, Inc.
Community Impact (Individual) — Michael and Laura Brader-Araje
Community Impact (Company) — Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Charles Hamner Leadership Award — Dr. Stuart Bondurant, UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine.