Raleigh, NC, September 13, 2017 — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) has selected WISER Systems, Inc. to be a featured Lightning Round presenter at the 2017 CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Since its inception in 1984, the CED Tech Venture Conference (CEDTVC) has hosted investors and innovators from across the nation. This conference brings entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders, and investors together for two days of panels, workshops, demos, pitching rounds, reverse pitches from investors, and networking events. This year’s conference will also feature remarks by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and venture capital luminary John Doerr, “the original venture investor and board member at [both] Google and Amazon.”

Although CEDTVC attracts more than 800 attendees annually, WISER Systems is one of only 21 companies selected to participate in the Lightning Round at this year’s event. The Lightning Round gives each of these companies an opportunity to pitch from the conference’s main stage with only a few short minutes each to entice their audiences. This year’s Lightning Round participants represent a record number of applicants.

WISER will both pitch and demonstrate its patented, self-calibrating Redundant Radio Localization and Tracking (RRLT) solution, which defines a wireless mesh network to track and locate resources in real time. This technology works autonomously and can operate in any indoor or outdoor environment. WISER’s technology is currently being applied commercially for inventory tracking, MRO, manufacturing and warehousing solutions.

“It’s always exciting to join other innovators and disruptors at events like this,” said Dr. Elaine C. Rideout, WISER’s founder and CEO. “But it’s especially thrilling to showcase our technology. Even two or three minutes of air time in the Lightning Round is enough to prove our marketplace value.”

CEDTVC boasts a wide range of investor attendees, including angels, corporate investors and venture capitalists. Previous CEDTVC investors include national entities such as Sequoia Capital, Comcast Ventures, Grotech Ventures, and Greycroft, in addition to many smaller firms and organizations.

The conference will take place September 19 and 20 in the Raleigh Convention Center.

Contact: Stephen Taylor, WISER Systems, Inc.; stephen.taylor@wisersystems.com.