Exploration and Engagement: How the Startup TNT Program Evolved my Perception of Entrepreneurship

By John Buxton, Startup TNT Intern, Spring 2024 When I first got the news that I had been accepted into the Startup TNT program, my thoughts were mixed with both excitement of the new opportunity, along with hesitations about whether or not I could balance the internship with my spring classes. After calling one of […]

Important Takeaways from My Semester as a Startup TNT Intern

By Emma Martinez-Morison, Startup TNT Intern, Spring 2024 My main motivation for applying to Startup TNT was the exciting opportunity to put the toolkit I have built via my Duke I&E Capstone into practice. I hoped to experience firsthand the inner workings of the renowned triangle innovation ecosystem. My experience with CED has more than […]

CED Unveils Largest GRO Incubator Cohort Yet: Fourteen Innovative Startups Ready to Revolutionize Tech and Life Sciences

CED accepts fourteen companies into its seventh incubator cohort. The cohort is split between life sciences and technology/software companies. Research Triangle Park, NC, April 17, 2024 – The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announced the fourteen new companies that have been accepted into its GRO Incubator. The participating companies represent a diverse array of industries, […]

High Growth North Carolina Companies Still Produce $1.6 billion in Funding in Challenging 2023 Venture Capital Climate

Research Triangle Park, NC. February 27, 2024 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) released its annual Venture Report of equity funding for calendar year 2023. Each year since 2000, CED has tracked the investments in North Carolina-headquartered, high-growth companies. In 2023, a total of 214 deals cumulatively raised $1.6 billion, down from the elevated, record […]

CED Announces Companies Selected to Pitch at Venture Connect 2024

RTP, NC, February 12, 2024 – The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announced today the innovative companies selected to present at Venture Connect 2024. The event is set to take place on March 20 – 21 in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The 2024 cohort of companies illustrates the developments within the Tech, Biotech, and Consumer […]

IBM’s Continued Collaboration with CED: Driving Innovations in North Carolina’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) and IBM are continuing a long-time collaboration to make progressive strides within North Carolina’s entrepreneurial landscape. This ongoing collaboration highlights IBM’s concerted efforts to progress AI, automation, and hybrid cloud computing. “We at IBM are focused on working with our clients to integrate these transformative technologies into their core […]