What’s your Leadership Identity

Forgive me for stating the glaringly obvious but leadership isn’t easy.  It’s a journey of workplace discovery, experience and experiment where new challenges and situations are pooled with your individual ethics, beliefs, behavior and attitude to define the leader you are.  Whilst there are many different styles of leadership, like any other journey, there should […]

Change the Energy, Change the Outcome

I recently sat down with June Gunter of GO-OD Consulting to find out more about the new venture she and Tuola Ousouljoglou have recently begun and gained some insight on entrepreneurial leadership. GO-OD Consulting partners with organizations to help provide guidance, develop leadership skills, enable change, and serve as trusted advisors you can count on to guide […]

Accelerating your Pitch: Techstars Event

On October 10th I attended Demo Day of the 2nd cohort of MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars. I don’t believe that this well-run global accelerator program gets the exposure and recognition it deserves locally but today’s post is just about the pitches themselves. Big pitch events like this one, this week’s Venture Atlanta or  CED Venture Connect Summit are designed to […]

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 […]

Investor Thoughts on North Carolina

As part of our daily routine, we are in direct communication with investors of all shapes and sizes.  From angel to growth equity, financial to strategic, from New York to California, one thing is abundantly clear – North Carolina is on the radar and will continue to be for more and more funds.

410 Medical – Life Saving Innovation

CED sat down with partner company 410 Medical to hear how after 6 years their product, Lifeflow, has changed patient outcomes when faced with the critical need for fluids, fast. Dr. Mark Piehl, a physician by trade and entrepreneur by heart harnessed his passion for patient care and transformed what could be referred to as “crude tools” for rapid fluid resuscitation into an innovative product now used by health systems and EMS nationwide.