High Growth North Carolina Companies Still Produce $1.6 billion in Funding in Challenging 2023 Venture Capital Climate

Research Triangle Park, NC. February 27, 2024 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) released its annual Venture Report of equity funding for calendar year 2023. Each year since 2000, CED has tracked the investments in North Carolina-headquartered, high-growth companies. In 2023, a total of 214 deals cumulatively raised $1.6 billion, down from the elevated, record […]

CED Announces Companies Selected to Pitch at Venture Connect 2024

RTP, NC, February 12, 2024 – The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announced today the innovative companies selected to present at Venture Connect 2024. The event is set to take place on March 20 – 21 in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The 2024 cohort of companies illustrates the developments within the Tech, Biotech, and Consumer […]

CED and Duke I&E Launch Inaugural Startup Talent and Training Internship Program

RTP, NC, December 21, 2023 – The Council for Entrepreneurial Development announces the launch of the Startup Talent and Training (TNT) internship program, conducted in partnership with Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship. This 10-week paid internship initiative aims to invest in students, fostering their growth and success in North Carolina’s vibrant innovation economy. The program, which […]

PRESS RELEASE: CED Welcomes 10 Distinguished New Members to its Board of Directors

Raleigh, NC — October 17, 2023 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), a renowned champion of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Triangle region, is thrilled to announce the appointment of 10 new members to its Board of Directors. These esteemed individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise to further advance CED’s mission to bolster high-growth […]