Nineteen executives from 13 startup firms have completed FastTrac training program offered by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

The 10-week program is designed to assist entrepreneurs in development of business plans and growth strategies.

The companies represented were (details provided by CED):

  • Adaptiqs (www.adaptiqs.com) takes lengthy surveys and reduces them to short surveys while maintaining the same accuracy.

  • Advanced Liquid Logic (www.liquid-logic.com) is using microfluidic technology to create handheld devices for detecting diseases.

  • Alpha V, Inc. is commercializing an extremely long-lasting micro-battery (potentially up to 100 years) to power low-data rate wireless sensors and other small devices.

  • First Freedom, Inc. (www.first-freedom.net) provides support training and development of Open Source software applications.

  • Innovadigm Oncology creates more effective cancer therapeutics and brings them to market.

  • It’s Your Turn, Inc. (www.itsyourturn.com) offers a Web site that hosts turn-based board games (chess, checkers, backgammon, etc.) between human opponents.

  • JL Reese and Associates is developing a software solution to help political candidates raise money.

  • Litran is creating a handheld device for point-of-care disease diagnosis.

  • LoadX.net connects truck drivers and load shippers in a more efficient online marketplace.

  • Mycosynthetix (www.mycosynthetix.com) is using a large library of fungi to find a new cure for tuberculosis.

  • NDimo helps doctors more accurately detect diseases using ultrasound.

  • QUESTRAND is making the fast food restaurants even faster with backend system enhancements.

  • Refense Technologies (www.refense.com) helps companies plug security holes in their wireless networks.
  • The next FastTrac program begins Oct. 13.

    For details on FastTrac, contact CED’s Howie Rhee (919.549.7500 x103, hrhee@cednc.org) or visit: www.cednc.org/programs/capital_connection/fasttrac_tech/