Successful founder, Bill Spruill provides initial funding to help the region achieve national dominance Research Triangle Park, NC, January 24, 2023 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (“CED”) announces a historical $4 million investment, the largest donation ever made to an Entrepreneurial Support Organization in North Carolina. The commitment is part of a 10-year plan […]
RTP, NC, December 19, 2022 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) today announced the 2023 Venture Connect Summit + Celebration is scheduled for March 29-30 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Returning to a two-day format, the Summit will feature 150 companies from the Southeast live on-stage, ecosystem focused programming, one-on-one meeting, networking receptions, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.