Nine early-stage companies will make presentations to investors at the Angel Investor Retreat being put on by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.
Eight of the nine are from North Carolina. The other, ContactAtOnce!, is from Roswell, Ga.

The event, which is part of the CED’s annual venture conference, is set for April 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham.

Selected to present were (company summaries provided by the CED):

• Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Raleigh, N.C. – Arbor Pharmaceuticals licenses, develops and commercializes patented, late stage prescription pharmaceutical brands for significant pediatric conditions.

• Clinipace, Inc. (Chapel Hill, N.C. – Clinipace is a clinical research software company providing a single, integrated data capture and study management platform for post-approval research and registries.

• ContactAtOnce! (Roswell, Ga. – ContactAtOnce! is a Web-based communications service that humanizes businesses and connects them with prospective customers who are doing online research ahead of a big purchase.

• Dental Air Solutions (Holly Springs, N.C. – Dental Air Solutions develops, markets and sells innovative devices in the dental equipment industry.

• SourceHorizon, Inc. (Greensboro, N.C. – SourceHorizon has developed the marketplace to offer a full range of procurement services for manufacturers to acquire engineered components.

• Southeast TechInventures, Inc. (Morrisville, N.C. – Southeast TechInventures is a technology accelerator focused on developing and transitioning technologies from university labs to the commercial marketplace.

• SQL Sentry, Inc. (Huntersville, N.C. – SQL Sentry is a focused enterprise software company that delivers software tools for managing the ever-expanding number of database servers and related IT resources for large and mid-size enterprises

• Virtual Heroes, Inc. (Cary, N.C. – Virtual Heroes creates collaborative interactive learning solutions for the Federal Systems, Healthcare and Commercial markets.

• Zenph Studios, Inc. (Raleigh, N.C. – Zenph Studios is an entertainment technology company de¬veloping audio applications that redefine music pro¬duction.