August 4, 2016October 24, 2019 // CED News/Events CED Announces 90+ North Carolina Companies to be Featured in the “Showcase, Lightning Round and Demo Room” at the CED Tech Venture Conference 2016 Selected Companies specialize in AdTech, Advanced Manufacturing & Materials, Artificial Intelligence, Cleantech, Cloud Storage, Consumer Products, Cyber Security, Digital Health, E-commerce, EdTech, FinTech, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and More DURHAM, NC, August 4, 2016 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) today announced more than 90 “showcase, lightning round and demo” companies that were selected to be featured at the CED Tech Venture Conference (September 13-14, 2016 in Raleigh, NC). This year’s conference theme is #TheNext. From game-changing ideas to world-disrupting technologies, the selected emerging and growth-stage technology companies represent North Carolina’s hottest innovations and brightest entrepreneurial minds. “Groundbreaking entrepreneurs are founding and scaling cutting-edge technology companies here in North Carolina, and the annual CED Tech Venture Conference provides a platform to spotlight these companies in front of an audience of investors and tech visionaries from across the U.S.,” said CED President & CEO Joan Siefert Rose. “From pitches on the main stage to one-on-one networking in the Demo Room, this conference provides unparalleled exposure for North Carolina companies and further positions our ecosystem as a top hub for entrepreneurship.” Fourteen (14) companies were chosen to be showcased on the main stage. Entrepreneurs from each of the showcase companies will share their story and pitch their technology at the conference in front of over 800 attendees including the most influential investors and tech leaders from across the country. After receiving a record-breaking number of company applications, the selection committee decided to add a “lightning round” opportunity for the second year in a row. In addition to the showcase companies, the committee selected 13 emerging companies to present on the main stage during a “lightning round” in which each pitch will be limited to a few minutes. In addition to showcase and lightning round companies, nearly 70 of the most exciting early-stage companies have been invited to demonstrate their products and technologies in the Demo Room at the conference. This year’s selected companies hail from cities all over North Carolina, including: Apex, Asheville, Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Garner, Greensboro, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Huntersville, Lewisville, McLeansville, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, Swansboro, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and Wrightsville Beach. The companies represent a diversity of technology sub-sectors, including: AdTech, advanced manufacturing and materials, artificial intelligence, cleantech, cloud storage, consumer products, cyber security, digital health, e-commerce, EdTech, FinTech, Internet of Things, virtual reality and more. The selection committee that chose this year’s companies was made up of distinguished local entrepreneurial community members, including active angel investors, local and regional venture capital firms, corporate partners, and CED’s Director of Entrepreneurship Jay Bigelow. This year’s showcase companies, listed in alphabetical order, are: Company Name – Sub-sector – City CloudFactory – Shared Economy – Durham EmployUs – HR Tech – Raleigh FoodLogiQ – AgTech – Durham MindSumo – EdTech – Durham Muses Labs, Inc. – Healthcare IT – Raleigh Passport – FinTech – Charlotte PatientPay – Healthcare IT – Durham Payzer – FinTech – Charlotte Pendo – BI/Analytics – Raleigh Reveal Mobile – AdTech/Marketing Tech – Raleigh Savii Inc. – Healthcare IT – Raleigh SeaChange Technologies – Clean Tech – Raleigh Sift Media, Inc. – AdTech/Marketing Tech – Durham Vital Plan – Ecommerce/Marketplace – Raleigh This year’s lightning round companies, listed in alphabetical order, are: Company Name – Sub-sector – City 2ULaundry – Internet of Things (IoT) – Charlotte Cityzen Solutions – AdTech/Marketing Tech – Raleigh CommuniGift – Consumer Product – Franklin (TN) Ecodyst – Advanced Manufacturing – Cary Forecast Health – Healthcare IT – Durham FotoSwipe, Inc. – Consumer Product – Raleigh KWIPPED, Inc. – Shared Economy – Wilmington Malartu – FinTech – Raleigh Papirys Inc. – Security – Swansboro ProAxion – Internet of Things (IoT) – Apex RevBoss – AdTech/Marketing Tech – Durham RewardStock, Inc – FinTech – Raleigh Spreedly – FinTech – Durham This year’s demo companies, listed in alphabetical order, are: Company Name – Sub-sector – City 3F, LLC – Advanced Materials – Raleigh 510nano Inc. – Energy – Research Triangle Park 80Fresh – Food & Beverage – Raleigh Adámas Nanotechnologies, Inc. – Advanced Materials – Raleigh All Elements Inc. – HR Tech – Cary Alumn-I – Cloud/Storage – Wilmington äLuxuRē – Shared Economy – Durham Apjet, Inc. – Advanced Manufacturing – Morrisville Arcato Laboratories, Inc. – Consumer Product – Durham AthloTech – Internet of Things (IoT) – Cary Big Pixel – Other – Raleigh Bridgera LLC – Internet of Things (IoT) – Raleigh Catalant – Advanced Manufacturing – Greensboro Claire Technologies – Other – Raleigh Contract Hound – Other – Holly Springs Decision8, LLC – Artificial Intelligence – Durham Divvy Investments – FinTech – Cary Docsmore – Cloud/Storage – Lewisville Ethytrans – Internet of Things (IoT) – Greensboro FaithHealth.net – Shared Economy – Wrightsville Beach foosye® – Food & Beverage – Garner GameSpeed – Gaming – Greensboro Healthquest Technologies – Digital Health – Raleigh Helium – Consumer Product – Durham Honeyfi – FinTech – Huntersville Howgorithm – BI/Analytics – McLeansville Improved Patient Outcomes, Inc. – Digital Health – Raleigh Infina Connect Healthcare Systems – Digital Health – Cary Inirv Labs, Inc. – Consumer Product – Durham InsightFinder Inc. – Cloud/Storage – Raleigh KIPOS LABS INC – Food & Beverage – Durham Klever – Other – Durham Leading Role Inc. – Virtual/Augmented Reality – Winston-Salem Looqsie – AdTech/Marketing Tech – Charlotte Lucid Dream – Virtual/Augmented Reality – Durham LUMEOVA, LLC. – Hardware/Semiconductors – Raleigh Mobile Events, LLC – Other – Raleigh MoneyComb – FinTech – Durham Myxx, Inc – Consumer Product – Cary Nicotrax – Digital Health – Raleigh Notes Media Group LLC – EdTech – Chapel Hill OfficeAccord LLC – HR Tech – Salem (OR) Pass The Plate – FinTech – Winston Salem PermitZone – Other – Myrtle Beach (SC) Petrics, Inc. – Internet of Things (IoT) – Wilmington PodKeeper – Consumer Product – Charlotte Promaxo – Other – Cary PURillume, Inc. – Consumer Product – Cary Ravetree – Cloud/Storage – Apex Scout IoT, Inc. – Internet of Things (IoT) – Greensboro Seal the Seasons – Food & Beverage – Hillsborough SERVUS – Other – Raleigh SignBase – Other – Raleigh Smart Material Solutions, Inc. – Advanced Manufacturing – Raleigh SNAP CPAP – Ecommerce/Marketplace – Pittsboro Stealz, Inc. – AdTech/Marketing Tech – Raleigh Sweeps Jobs – Shared Economy – Raleigh Tago LLC – Internet of Things (IoT) – Raleigh Tethis – Advanced Materials – Raleigh The Learning Sciences Group – EdTech – Cary The Sixth Flag – Cloud/Storage – Raleigh Thrive 47 – Digital Health – Morrisville Tiba Health – Healthcare IT – Durham UGoTour – AdTech/Marketing Tech – Asheville Validated Cloud Applications, Inc. – Healthcare IT – Raleigh Vijilent – BI/Analytics – Raleigh WhiteHatAI – Artificial Intelligence – Holly Springs “This year’s selected companies represent our robust entrepreneurial community from early-stage, to emerging growth, to companies with significant traction,” said CED’s Jay Bigelow. “By showcasing this spectrum of company stages, the conference attracts over 100 investors with diverse investment criteria, allowing us to match companies with investors at all stages.” The conference attracts a broad sweep of national venture capital firms, angel investors, corporate and strategic investors, representatives from North Carolina’s top universities, entrepreneurial companies from across the state, and community partners. Bigelow noted that applicants listed more than 40 separate entrepreneurial support organizations that have assisted them as they build their businesses. “One of the most attractive reasons to start and grow a business in North Carolina is our connected network and the many organizations and resources here to help entrepreneurs succeed,” Bigelow said. “At CED our top commitment remains our entrepreneurs, and the Tech Venture Conference reflects that dedication.” To attend the conference, please register at cednc.org/TVC. As always, CED members receive the best rates. For information on becoming a member, please visit cednc.org/join. Conference website: /TVC Media interested in attending the conference should contact Emily McLoughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-226-0477. About CED CED is the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country. CED’s network propels emerging Triangle companies into highly successful businesses. Members include a wide range of startup and growth stage companies, investors, corporate partners, academics, service providers, and individuals interested in benefiting from CED’s powerfully connected network. Read more at http://www.cednc.org.