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, […]
What’s the big deal? Business of Software Conference USA 2022
This week I got to experience the Business of Software (BOS) Conference for the first time. A handful of our local tech entrepreneurs; Bill Spruill, James Avery, and Carl Ryden have all touted this event as a must-attend for every software founder/CEO. They said it’s not like any other conference I’ve ever attended and I […]
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.
What’s in a Name?
written by Emily Haas, Senior Counsel, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP A famous playwright asked, “What’s in a name?” When it comes to names for small businesses, the answer is, “Quite a lot!” Choosing the right name can make all the difference for a new business. A business’ unique name – and the reputation that the […]