CED Announces Venture Connect 2020 Presenting Companies

RTP, NC January 17, 2020 – The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) today announced the tech and life science companies that have been selected to present at Venture Connect Summit 2020, to be held March 17-19 in Raleigh, NC.    Click here to view the profiles.  “We had a record year this year with an overwhelming […]

Your Brand is Your Superpower.

2020 has arrived. It’s likely (now more than ever) that whether you’re a lean mean, start-up or you’ve been in business for decades — your market may be getting a little crowded.  In our “limited attention span” world, you have 15 seconds or less, to capture someone’s attention. For reference: 15 seconds is barely enough […]

Fuel Growth Without Breaking What’s Working

One of the biggest challenges I see entrepreneurs face is fueling the growth of their business, without breaking their business.  The closing of iconic retailer Southern Season in my hometown of Chapel Hill is an example of what’s at stake. As of January 1, 2020, their enlarged flagship store and all other physical locations have […]

Strategic Partner Spotlight: IBM

IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. We are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, we are building industry-based solutions to real-world problems. Our company remains today because we have restlessly reinvented ourselves during our more than 100 years […]

Valuation isn’t Everything

I was in South Carolina recently attending VentureSouth’s annual Summit when managing director Matt Dunbar, speaking to the crowd about valuation, said a phrase that I have heard repeated frequently throughout my career in finance as it relates to dealmaking:  You can choose the valuation as long as I can choose the rest (specifically, structure).   […]


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