200+ Gathered at CED Founders Day to Honor the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, over 200 members of the NC entrepreneurial community gathered to celebrate the first annual CED Founders Day. The party included the official induction of the inaugural class of the North Carolina Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, honoring individuals who have made a significant impact on the growth and success of our entrepreneurial community over the years. At CED Founders Day, these Hall of Famers were recognized:

  • Dennis Dougherty, Founder and Managing General Partner of Intersouth Partners, Co-founder of CED
        -Award presented by Mitch Mumma, ​General Partner of Intersouth Partners
  • Dr. Dennis Gillings, Founder and former Executive Chairman of Quintiles
    -Award accepted by Tom Pike, CEO of Quintiles
  • Fred Hutchison, Founder & Attorney at Hutchison PLLC, Founding President of CED
    -Award presented by Joan Siefert Rose, ​President & CEO of CED
  • Bob Young, CEO of PrecisionHawk, Founder and CEO of Lulu.com, Co-founder and former CEO of Red Hat
    -Award accepted by Stephen Fraser, Co-founder of Spoonflower

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