PRESS RELEASE: CED Announces GSK as the Corporate Host

for the 2023 Venture Connect Summit + Celebration Brennan Barber, Jay Bigelow, Brian McGhee (GSK), Kelly Rowell, Leon Wright (GSK), Elaina Bade, Hunter Young  RTP, NC, December 7, 2022 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) announced today its partnership with GSK to host the 2023 Venture Connect Summit + Celebration.  A long-term collaborator of […]

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, […]

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 […]