PlotWatt To Participate At CEDís November STREAK Seminar

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Thu Nov 12 2009

CED, formerly the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (, a private, nonprofit organization that promotes entrepreneurial efforts in the Triangle region of North Carolina, has announced that it will host the next installment of its popular STREAK program, to be held Thursday, Nov. 12 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. STREAK is designed to assist early-stage, high-growth life sciences and technology companies in preparing for and reaching fundraising goals through the critique of pitch presentations by a seasoned panel of investors, entrepreneurs and marketing experts.

The presenting company at the event will be PlotWatt (, a Web-based electrical contractor. Panelists include Bruce Boehm, an independent venture capitalist; R. Brooks Malone, III, CPA at Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP; Jack Spain, senior consultant at Fuentek, LLC; J. Robert Tyler, III, partner at Poyner Spruill, LLP; and Grace W. Ueng, managing director at Savvy Marketing Group.

STREAK is a closed-door session opportunity that is only available to CED members and takes place on the second Thursday afternoon of each month. Of the 12 companies selected to present before the panels, CED will select the most notable presenters to showcase at a January event. For details on entry criteria and the application process, CED members should e-mail their business plan and other relevant information to program coordinators Bob Pickens at or Dhruv Patel at

"We are excited to have PlotWatt present at our November STREAK seminar," said Bob Pickens, director of entrepreneurship at CED. "The STREAK program will afford them the opportunity to take their business to the next level by providing access to our areaís top entrepreneurial and venture capital resources."

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- PlotWatt offers a Web-based service to provide residential electricity users with customized recommendations for drastically reducing their homeís electric bills. Easily installable monitors feed data from the consumerís circuit breaker to a data processing center. Proprietary algorithms are then applied to the data to translate total energy consumption into appliance-level cost and actionable recommendations.

- One of CEDís most popular and valuable offerings, STREAK provides members the opportunity to submit their business plan and investor pitch for consideration to present before a custom-built expert panel. The panelists are hand-picked to address the specific needs of each company by providing feedback on strategy, business advice, funding options and additional relevant contacts. STREAK is sponsored by Hutchison Law Group and Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP.

CED (formerly The Council for Entrepreneurial Development) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high-growth, high-impact companies and accelerate the regionís entrepreneurial culture. Headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, CED is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation with more than 5,500 active members. CED provides know-how, networking, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, programs and web-based resources. CED has helped entrepreneurs, investors, service partners, researchers and public policy makers in diverse emerging industries and at all stages of development Ė from high-tech, production-based organizations to service companies, from one-person start-ups to 1000-person businesses. Visit for more information.

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