GRO by CED |  9-week online incubator program 

CED is going back to its roots and responding to the market needs within the ecosystem with a new support program for both tech and life science. GRO is a nine-week online incubator program beginning February 1, 2021 aimed at high-growth, high-impact companies looking to grow their venture through valuable programming and coaching.

CED has a proven track record in supporting companies at the most critical time. Our outcomes are based on our ability to deliver effective education, while engaging a powerful network of experts to assist along the way. GRO combines the foundations of iContact Founder Ryan Allis’s Ecademy – Entrepreneurship Course with a network of experts CED has cultivated over the years to help your venture take off. Cohort companies will attend weekly classes delivered by top-notch speakers, receive 1:1 coaching from industry leaders and entrepreneurs, and complete assignments to help launch their venture. This cohort’s content is focused on technology companies, and future cohorts will focus on life science. 

What will you learn at GRO? 

Over nine-weeks you will be given the opportunity to meet and work with dozens of people who can help you and your business to be successful through the weekly programming and lessons learned like: 

  • Customer discovery 
  • Managing burn
  • Scaling your business
  • Targeting Investors, and more. 

How much does GRO cost? 

Choosing the best investment for your company at such a critical juncture is never an easy decision. We also believe you should own all of your company, so we don’t ask for equity. What we do ask for is that you put a little skin in the game, so you stay focused and get the most out of the program.

Your investment is $950*, which includes access to the knowledge you need, entrepreneurs who will be long-term supporters, and the coaches you need to make progress.

*Scholarships may be available. Please contact us for more information.

Apply for our 2021 Tech Cohort!

Technology companies can now APPLY for GRO, an Incubator by CED. If selected, your company will have the opportunity to join our nine-week cohort starting February 1, 2021. All applications are due by December 23, 2020, and will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of industry experts.
We encourage you to apply if you:
  • Have plans to start a high-growth tech company but don’t know where to begin
  • Have started a high-growth tech company but are pre-revenue and need to nail the launch
  • Have launched a high-growth tech company with some revenue but are looking to scale

Apply for our 2021 Life Science Cohort!

Life science companies can now APPLY for GRO, an Incubator by CED. If selected, your company will have the opportunity to join our nine-week cohort starting February 1, 2021. All applications are due by December 23, 2020, and will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of industry experts.
We encourage you to apply if you:
  • Have plans to start a therapeutics, diagnostics, or medical device company but don’t know where to begin
  • Have started a life science company and need to move from the lab through regulatory approval to commercialization

Some of the companies CED has supported through FastTrac

Advanced Liquid Logic (Acquired by Illumina)

2004 Graduate

Affinergy

2003 Graduate

BioResource International Inc.

2000 Graduate

Cornerstone Therapeutics (Acquired by Chiesi)

2006 Graduate

Dignify Therapeutics Inc.

2013 Graduate

Humacyte

2005 Graduate

HyperBranch Medical Technologies (Acquired by Stryker)

2003 Graduate

Magnus Health

2006 Graduate

Novan

2007 Graduate

Polyzen, Inc.

2008 Graduate

SciQuest (Relaunched as Jaggaer)

1997 Graduate

Spoonflower

2008 Graduate

TransLoc

2006 Graduate

Veracity Logic

2009 Graduate

Windlift

2012 Graduate

Zaloni

2008 Graduate

Zen-Bio

1997 Graduate
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