CED Announces $4 Million Leadership Investment

Successful founder, Bill Spruill provides initial funding to help the region achieve national dominance Research Triangle Park, NC, January 24, 2023 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (“CED”) announces a historical $4 million investment, the largest donation ever made to an Entrepreneurial Support Organization in North Carolina. The commitment is part of a 10-year plan […]

PRESS RELEASE: CED’s Venture Connect Summit + Celebration Returns for Two Full-Days
March 29-30, 2023

RTP, NC, December 19, 2022 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) today announced the 2023 Venture Connect Summit + Celebration is scheduled for March 29-30 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Returning to a two-day format, the Summit will feature 150 companies from the Southeast live on-stage, ecosystem focused programming, one-on-one meeting, networking receptions, […]

PRESS RELEASE: CED Announces GSK as the Corporate Host

for the 2023 Venture Connect Summit + Celebration Brennan Barber, Jay Bigelow, Brian McGhee (GSK), Kelly Rowell, Leon Wright (GSK), Elaina Bade, Hunter Young  RTP, NC, December 7, 2022 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announced today its partnership with GSK to host the 2023 Venture Connect Summit + Celebration.  A long-term collaborator of […]

What’s the big deal? Business of Software Conference USA 2022

This week I got to experience the Business of Software (BOS) Conference for the first time. A handful of our local tech entrepreneurs; Bill Spruill, James Avery, and Carl Ryden have all touted this event as a must-attend for every software founder/CEO. They said it’s not like any other conference I’ve ever attended and I […]

PRESS RELEASE: Founders and Investors Back the CED Mission by Joining Its Board of Directors

RTP, NC, Sept 19, 2022 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) today announced its 2022-2023 Board of Directors. The Board will support CED’s mission to connect entrepreneurial companies with high-value resources to accelerate business growth. The Board unanimously elected William Spruill, Co-founder and President of Global Data Consortium, as its Chair serving through Sept […]

PRESS RELEASE: CED Announces GRO Demo Day

CED Announces GRO Demo Day Following in the footsteps of some 1,000 North Carolina companies before them, nine new companies are ready to present their story RTP, NC, September 7, 2022  — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announces GRO Demo Day for its’ summer cohort, this event will be held in-person, Thursday, October 6 […]