Make the Buying Process Better

Sometimes it’s not so easy to see when you’re in it, every day, running your business.. “Don’t make it difficult for people to buy from you.”  It’s a simple saying, but it’s profound and businesses do it all the time. “We would never do that”, you say, but let me ask you: Is your sign […]

Son of a Pitch | pitch perfect tips from a pro

Every year we host one of the largest  pitch events in the southeast at Venture Connect, March 17-19. 100+ companies get on stage to share their story to hundreds of potential investors hoping to connect with the 3-5 that may actually invest in a company in their sector and at their stage. In addition, we […]

Venture Connect Presenting Company Spotlight

Each week we draw closer to the big event… Venture Connect 2020! We can’t wait to see all 125 companies live on stage presenting their amazing ideas. We truly have a powerhouse event lined up that will display our strong life science and tech ecosystem in the Triangle.  On Wednesday, March 18th, you’ll find dozens […]

Helping People, Adding Value

CED recently spoke with Jordan Stowe, Regional Director of CSC Leasing, to learn more about how he and CSC can add value to entrepreneurial companies looking for non-dilutive funding. Learn more about him and be sure to introduce yourself at our next CED event. In your words, can you give me a brief overview of […]

Venture Connect Presenting Company Spotlight

The stages at Venture Connect will come alive this March as 125 companies present their ideas in front of a crowd. This year, we’re featuring our content and companies in three easy-to-follow tracks. We’re thinking BIG this year about a future where our businesses and personal lives are both optimized and improved through tech and […]

Valuation – Art not Science | Part II

In my last article I discussed the idea that Valuation isn’t Everything, though it is still an important piece of any fundraise (even for the ever popular convertible notes, where valuation caps triangulate as a pseudo proxy for today’s value).  While it will be a negotiation with any investor, having as much analysis and confidence […]