The Importance of Community for Startups: Lessons from Phil Dixon

CED had an opportunity to sit down with Cirrus Insight’s current CEO Phil Dixon on critical lessons learned as a serial entrepreneur. Cirrus Insight is a growth-focused startup that equips Sales Teams with Salesforce automation and Sales Acceleration tools. Cirrus Insight experienced significant growth in 2020 when it merged with ZynBit, a competing startup founded […]

Using Crowdfunding to Fund Your Startup

Startup founders often ask me about using crowdfunding as a fundraising strategy to launch their startup.  For many consumer products companies, this may be a good path to test product concepts. However, for those that want to raise equity, the misconception that crowdfunding is the easier path, vs the traditional path of finding friends and family, […]

PRESS RELEASE: Founders and Investors Back the CED Mission by Joining Its Board of Directors

RTP, NC, Sept 19, 2022 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) today announced its 2022-2023 Board of Directors. The Board will support CED’s mission to connect entrepreneurial companies with high-value resources to accelerate business growth. The Board unanimously elected William Spruill, Co-founder and President of Global Data Consortium, as its Chair serving through Sept […]

PRESS RELEASE: CED Announces GRO Demo Day

CED Announces GRO Demo Day Following in the footsteps of some 1,000 North Carolina companies before them, nine new companies are ready to present their story RTP, NC, September 7, 2022  — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announces GRO Demo Day for its’ summer cohort, this event will be held in-person, Thursday, October 6 […]

PRESS RELEASE: CED Selects 10 Local Tech Startups to Attend the Business of Software Conference For Free

Through a generous donation from successful tech executive Bill Spruill, CED is paying for ten Tech Leaders to attend the 3-day event in Boston. Business of Software Conference (BOS) is one of the most important education conferences for scaling tech companies, annually.