More great news from BarCampRDU! The Council for Entrepreneurial Development, a leading RTP-based foundation of entrepreneurship will help sponsor some of our pre- and post- BarCamp social events. As you probably saw yesterday, we fulfilled our actual BarCampRDU sponsorship goals - so now we are branching out and including some social events to extend the conversation.
I know that a lot of us already know CED - but here's a little bit about them from their site: "The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high growth, high impact entrepreneurial companies and to accelerate the entrepreneurial culture of the Research Triangle and North Carolina. With more than 4,000 active members representing over 1,100 companies, CED is the largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation." The CED blog is here.
I know a lot of folks coming out to BarCampRDU are entrepreneurs - Web 2.0 has inspired many of us to start forming world-changing ventures. Hopefully I can convince some of the CED folks to plan a session or two - I know many of us could benefit from their guidance.
Now, a note about pre- and post-BarCampRDU sessions. These sessions will be an excellent opportunity for companies who didn't get a chance to fund BarCampRDU to join as a sponsor. You'll be listed as an official sponsor, your logos will be on the T-shirts and signage, and you'll get all the good karma from bringing BarCampers together over great food and drinks. If you're interested, drop me a line at fred @ metalab.unc.edu, and I'll explain everything.