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 October 5th 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. 

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?

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.

How to sign up and important dates

The application period for our fall cohort is now closed.  Companies will be notified of their selection on September 21, 2020, and announced publicly on September 28, 2020. Stay tuned for more information about a life science cohort coming early 2021!

Some of the companies CED has supported through FastTrac

Advanced Liquid Logic (Acquired by Illumina)

2004 Graduate


2003 Graduate

BioResource International Inc.

2000 Graduate

Cornerstone Therapeutics (Acquired by Chiesi)

2006 Graduate

Dignify Therapeutics Inc.

2013 Graduate


2005 Graduate

HyperBranch Medical Technologies (Acquired by Stryker)

2003 Graduate

Magnus Health

2006 Graduate


2007 Graduate

Polyzen, Inc.

2008 Graduate

Precision BioSciences

2005 Graduate

SciQuest (Relaunched as Jaggaer)

1997 Graduate


2008 Graduate


2006 Graduate

Veracity Logic

2009 Graduate


2012 Graduate


2008 Graduate


1997 Graduate