CED In Partnership With Bridge Bank – Releases Annual Innovators Report

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 […]

CED Announces GRO Cohort Demo Day

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 […]

Venture Connect 2021 Summit

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.