September 18, 2017October 23, 2019 // Partners Strategic Partner Spotlight: Citrix ShareFile Each month CED spotlights strategic partners that help to propel Triangle entrepreneurial companies onto the national stage as successful businesses. One of our February Strategic Partner Spotlights is Citrix ShareFile. “Akili Software and our Savii Care platform benefited from the Citrix Innovators Program in Raleigh. I truly believe we ended the 12 week program a year ahead of where we would have been without it.“ – Michelle Harper, founder and CEO of Akili Software About Citrix ShareFile Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Citrix ShareFile helps businesses exchange files easily, securely and professionally. Jesse Lipson launched ShareFile in November 2005. For six years, he grew the company with no outside capital to almost 20,000 paying corporate customers and 3 million business users in more than 100 countries. Why does Citrix ShareFile support CED as a strategic partner? All startups are bound to make many mistakes in their journey. In order to succeed they need good mentorship, networks and eventually funds. CED is positioned best to provide these resources to entrepreneurs in North Carolina, and we are proud to support these efforts. How does Citrix ShareFile help North Carolina entrepreneurs? Citrix sponsors the Startup Accelerator program in Raleigh. This 12-week Innovators Program embraces core principles of design thinking, lean startup and modern leadership to enable both early-stage startups and corporate teams to rapidly test and validate their business models in the market. What does Citrix ShareFile envision for the future of entrepreneurship? Citrix ShareFile BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is for it’s employees to create 20 new businesses inside or outside of Citrix with $1M revenue each. Our vision is to be a premier employer where employees can learn the ropes of entrepreneutrship and then integrate into the local startup community to help achieve our BHAG. Follow Citrix ShareFile: Is your business committed to helping build a self-sustaining community of entrepreneurship in the Triangle? Join the network as a strategic partner of CED.