Startup Spotlight – Ecobot

CED recently spoke with Lee Lance, CEO & Co-founder of Ecobot, to explore what makes their platform so vital to natural resources consultants and their workflow. What does Ecobot do? The Ecobot platform facilitates a real-time connection between the field and the office, speeds accurate environmental reporting, and provides better information to civil engineers and […]

Startup Spotlight – Eric Mayton, Cerillo

Born out of the lab at the University of Virginia in 2016, Cerillo is a privately held life sciences company focused on developing laboratory instrumentation that enables scientists across the globe to work more effectively. The core idea is to simplify how scientists spend their time by creating innovative products. Cerillo achieves this goal by […]

Managing A Board Is An Art Not A Science

One of the hardest things an entrepreneur needs to learn is how to manage a board effectively. It’s not something that is taught in any school.  It only comes with experience, and if the entrepreneur is lucky, he/she has a kind and patient mentor (or maybe chairperson) who already developed the art and is willing […]

Partner Q&A – Fulcrum Financial Services

Can you tell us a little about Fulcrum Financial Services? We are a small local fund that invests exclusively in the startup community of central North Carolina. Mostly we focus our attention on prospects in the Research Triangle, but in exceptional cases, we have ventured as far as the Triad. Historically we have invested in […]

CED In Partnership With Bridge Bank – Releases Annual Innovators Report

North Carolina-based high-growth companies raised a record-setting amount of venture funding last year, collectively totaling over $3.4 billion raised, a 25% increase over the previous record in 2018 and a 130% increase over 2019. All told, 187 companies completed 223 deals across the Tech, Life Science, Cleantech, Makers, and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials industries. In […]

CED Announces GRO Cohort Demo Day

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announces Demo Day for its second tech cohort to complete the GRO Incubator.  Demo Day will be held in person, June 30th at WeWork in Raleigh. GRO is a twelve-week incubator program aimed at supporting high-growth, high-impact companies looking to grow their venture through valuable programming and coaching.  GRO […]