Strategic Partner Spotlight IronNet

How did IronNet Cybersecurity get started?  We were founded by General Keith Alexander, after he retired from leading the NSA. He was a four-star general in the U.S. Army focused on signal intelligence and intelligence-based counter-terrorism. When he retired and left public service, he felt like there was still a huge unmet need for defensive […]

GEMELLI: Striving to Meet a “Twin” Purpose

Your company has an interesting name and logo, is there a story behind it? Gemelli means “twins” in Italian. While we have a pair of twins within the Gemelli family, the name also refers to a “twin purpose.” We bring healthcare tools to market, but we also strive to advance a second mission of philanthropy. […]

Strategic Partner Spotlight: Smith Anderson

In this week’s spotlight, we interviewed Jason Brege, partner and co-lead of both the AgTech and Technology practice groups at one of CED’s strategic partner law firms, Smith Anderson.  In this and upcoming spotlight features, we will be branching out from descriptions of our strategic partners to learn more about the individuals, the personalities, and the […]

Strategic Partner Spotlight PWC

About PwC     PwC’s accounting practice originated in London well over a century ago. As times changed and PwC expanded worldwide, our commitment to clients—like you—never wavered. With us, you’re supported by a global network of more than 250,000 people in 158 countries with one goal: to help your business thrive. PwC’s professional services, including audit and assurance, […]

CourtRoom5 Slaying in more than just the Courtroom

CourtRoom5 has been causing quite a buzz in the Triangle due to some recent awards and acceptances. Most recently CourtRoom5 participated in Google for Startups: Black Founders Exchange and won the grand prize out of 11 early-stage black-led startups. Before then, CourtRoom5 took home the grand prize for Duke Law Tech Lab’s Demo Day. And to top it off, they […]

Combating the Global Water Crisis One Drop at a Time: NALA Systems

The World Bank estimates that 20-30% of fresh water is wasted costing the global economy $14B annually. CEO of NALA Systems, Sue Mecham, PH.D. is taking this challenge head-on with her team by bringing new reverse osmosis membranes to market. The company is dedicated to developing new materials, new manufacturing processes, and new source water opportunities. Hear what Sue had to say about the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and how she hopes her advanced materials will impact the world: