The Produce Box Transitions from Getting Support to Giving Support at CED

The Produce Box, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, delivers farm-fresh fruits and veggies door to door. The Produce Box began in 2007, when Courtney Tellefsen, a stay-at-home mom at the time, envisioned a better way to support hard-working local farmers while increasing access to farm-fresh produce. Integral to her company’s growth was her partnership with CED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development).

The Produce Box is adept at giving back to the community. Every order from The Produce Box provides grants to NC farmers, programs for schools, and boxes for low-income families in our area. Today, The Produce Box is announcing a $12,000 donation to GRO incubator by CED.

“As an entrepreneur myself, CED has supported me over the years providing guidance and advice during critical periods of my company’s growth. I have reached a milestone now that affords me the flexibility to give back and support early stage entrepreneurs. I feel that CED is the right resource to invest in and get access to resources to help them GRO.”

CED designs programs like GRO to help young companies by combining an entrepreneurship course with a network of experts that CED has cultivated over the years to help new ventures take off.

“I’ve been a partner of CED for the past six years and have benefitted so much from the ecosystem. The resources and connections CED has facilitated, in terms of mentors, colleagues, and friends, have all contributed to the decisions I’ve made to lead my company towards success.”

About GRO Incubator by CED
This week marks the beginning of CED’s next cohort for our entrepreneurial education program, GRO Incubator. Building on an almost 40 years history of educating and connecting entrepreneurial companies with high-value resources to accelerate business growth. The class is twelve weeks long, core content from Ryan Allis, on a range of topics including design thinking, go-to-market, marketing math, raising capital, the importance of company culture, and more.

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