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.  

Combating the Global Water Crisis One Drop at a Time: NALA Systems

The World Bank estimates that 20-30% of fresh water is wasted costing the global economy $14B annually. CEO of NALA Systems, Sue Mecham, PH.D. is taking this challenge head-on with her team by bringing new reverse osmosis membranes to market. The company is dedicated to developing new materials, new manufacturing processes, and new source water opportunities. Hear what Sue had to say about the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and how she hopes her advanced materials will impact the world:

5 Facts About DataClarity

Companies now more than ever are searching for ways to encompass and analyze the important data that surrounds their business. Data plays a huge role in understanding valuable insights about target demographics and customer preferences. DataClarity Corporation helps people easily access, prepare, consume and visualize any data from anywhere and transform it into actionable information. We sat down with Co-Founder & CEO Mark Mueller to learn more about how North Carolina’s thriving ecosystem has had an impact on his company.