Scale Finance Sponsors CED Venture Conference – Pinehurst

Where Great Minds Meet Smart Money

For the past 25 years, CED’s Venture conference has created business opportunities for hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors across North Carolina and the Southeast. As the nation’s longest running financing event, CED’s Venture conference showcases the region’s most promising companies to an audience of top tier investors and entrepreneurial leaders.

Attendance was up, 550+ registered attendees which is 100+ more than last year – simply terrific given still moribund conditions in venture markets generally.

CED’s annual Venture Conference has been nationally recognized as the Southeast’s premier venture financing event since 1984. Celebrating its 26th year, the annual event showcased the region’s best highgrowth entrepreneurial companies in the life science and technology arenas. Since 2001, Venture presenters have raised more than $2 billion in venture capital.


Tuesday, April 20

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Investor-Only Reception

For certified investors only

Wednesday, April 21

9 a.m. – 12 noon
Exhibit Setup

10 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Presenting Company Rehearsals

For Venture Presenting Companies Only

11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Conference Registration for All Program Attendees

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Entrepreneur-Only Lunch

For Entrepreneurs only, pre-registration required

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Investor-Only Lunch and Featured Panel

For certified investors only, pre-registration required


1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Opening Remarks and Featured Panel

For All Conference Attendees


  • Joseph G. Silver, Partner, DLA Piper LLP
  • Dana Callow, Managing General Partner, Boston Millennia Partners
  • Brad Feld, Managing Director, Foundry Group
  • Noel Fenton, General Partner, Trinity Ventures
  • Todd Forrest, Managing Director & CFO, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
  • Patrick Kerins, General Partner, NEA

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker

Jim Whitehurst
President & CEO
Red Hat

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

3:45 p.m – 4:45 p.m.
University Showcase

For All Conference Attendees

  • 3:47pm Abokia (Virginia Tech)
  • 3:55pm AccelerEyes (Georgia Tech)
  • 4:03pm Carolina Biotherapeutics (Wake Forest University)
  • 4:11pm CertiRx Corporation (UNC at Chapel Hill)
  • 4:19pm Micropower (Duke University)
  • 4:27pm TEC-MS (North Carolina State University (NCSU))
  • 4:35pm Vitasol, LLC (University of South Carolina (USC))

4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Company Presentations

For All Conference Attendees
Showcasing the top technology and life science companies from North Carolina and the Southeast.

Life Sciences Track

  • 4:48pm Tryton Medical, Inc.
  • 5:00pm Iconic Therapeutics, Inc.
  • 5:12pm InnerOptic Technology
  • 5:24pm Clinipace Worldwide
  • 5:36pm USHIFU, LLC
  • 5:48pm NextRay, Inc.
  • 6:00pm Vascular Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 6:10pm InnerPulse, Inc.

Technology and Clean Technology Track

  • 4:48pm StatSheet, Inc.
  • 5:00pm ShareFile
  • 5:12pm Best Thinking, Inc.
  • 5:24pm Valencell, Inc.
  • 5:36pm JackBe Corp.
  • 5:48pm Axial Exchange Inc.
  • 6:00pm Patagonia Health Inc.
  • 6:10pm Bit Cauldron Corporation

6:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Gala Reception

For All Conference Attendees

8:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
After Hours Social

For All Conference Attendees

Thursday, April 22

7:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Conference Registration and Information Desk Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

For All Conference Attendees

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Featured Speakers

For All Conference Attendees

Dick Williams
Webroot Software, Inc.

Jaime W. Ellertson
Gomez Division of Compuware

James E. Rogers
Chairman, President & CEO
Duke Energy

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Company Presentations

For All Conference Attendees
Showcasing the top technology and life science companies from across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Life Sciences Track

  • 10:17am ABT Molecular Imaging, Inc.
  • 10:29am EntoGenetics
  • 10:41am CeNeRx BioPharma
  • 10:53am Ion Surgical Technologies, Inc.
  • 11:05am Oncoscope, Inc.
  • 11:17am TransEnterix, Inc.

Technology and Clean Technology Track

  • 10:17am Zift Solutions
  • 10:29am Yap Inc.
  • 10:41am Unitrends
  • 10:53am Vocalocity, Inc.
  • 11:05am SEQUENTRIC Energy Systems, LLC
  • 11:17am

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch and Featured Speaker

James E. Rogers
Chairman, President & CEO
Duke Energy

Janet Cowell
State Treasurer of North Carolina

Q&A with North Carolina Innovation Fund Manager Credit Suisse