North Carolina-based high-growth companies raised a record-setting amount of venture funding last year, collectively totaling over $3.4 billion raised, a 25% increase over the previous record in 2018 and a 130% increase over 2019. All told, 187 companies completed 223 deals across the Tech, Life Science, Cleantech, Makers, and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials industries. In […]
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announces Demo Day for its second tech cohort to complete the GRO Incubator. Demo Day will be held in person, June 30th at WeWork in Raleigh. GRO is a twelve-week incubator program aimed at supporting high-growth, high-impact companies looking to grow their venture through valuable programming and coaching. GRO […]
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is excited to announce the appointment of Kelly Rowell to the position of President & CEO. “Kelly has the vision, leadership, and energy to support the changing and growing needs of our ecosystem and CED’s future. I would like to personally thank Kelly for her efforts over the last […]
The Produce Box, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, delivers farm-fresh fruits and veggies door to door. The Produce Box began in 2007, when Courtney Tellefsen, a stay-at-home mom at the time, envisioned a better way to support hard-working local farmers while increasing access to farm-fresh produce. Integral to her company’s growth was her partnership with CED […]
We hope that you enjoyed Venture Connect – 2021 Online Summit. Last year, during the early days of the pandemic, CED was among the first to pivot from an in-person conference to a virtual summit. And this year, we hope for it to be the last. Returning to an onsite event that gathers our community in celebration of the innovation happening in our backyard is our ultimate goal for this event.
CED, a primary stakeholder in the evolution of the Triangle’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, says it’s ready to drive the next iteration of how entrepreneurs access support from regional resources. Announced today, two new leaders step up to support the design of the future vision for the organization and will invite the community in for a collective […]