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Strategic Partner Spotlight: Bagchi Group

Neil Bagchi founded Bagchi Law in 2008 to challenge the presumption that effective corporate, business, and transactional legal services could be provided only by traditional large law firms. An entrepreneur at heart, Neil understands the right deal strikes a balance between legal risk and business reward. He understands the challenges associated with taking an idea, […]

Effective Leadership in Crisis

In early March, seemingly an eternity ago, I visited a client’s office to catch up.  One of the firm’s senior leaders greeted me in the hallway with a smile and elbow bump. I wondered in the moment if I should do the same. Yet as I walked down the hall, out of habit, I shook […]

Making Connections that Count at Venture Connect Online

Networking. Meeting people. Seeing companies. Making connections.  This is what we heard from you, our attendees, partners, sponsors, and presenting companies, about what makes Venture Connect such a valuable experience.  So when it became clear that we could not safely hold our Summit as planned, the CED team immediately began working to reimagine a virtual […]

CED Announces Leadership Transition

Nation’s oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organizations makes changes to position the organization for the next decade. March 27th 2020, RTP, NC – Today, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announced Ravila Gupta, President and CEO of the CED will continue to play a critical leadership role with CED and has been nominated to be […]

Cash is King – Part I

When we ran an entrepreneurs bootcamp called Fastrac® Tech Venture™, we had one module on finances.  It was often one of the liveliest conversations and pragmatically useful sessions. We would share a cash-based method of managing the startup finances.  This is not to be confused with accounting (also important but a different view of measuring […]

CED’s COVID-19 Plan and Event Adjustments

We would like to take a moment to inform you about some changes taking place in our office and with some of our events as a response to keep our staff and community safe during this time. Effective as of Monday, March 16, 2020 the CED staff will be working remotely until April 30. We […]

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