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Why does River Cities Capital Funds support CED as a strategic partner?
We are big believers in the entrepreneurial/technology ecosystem in the Triangle. Innovation and entrepreneurship are in the triangle's DNA and our firm believes this area of the country will continue to produce high-potential disruptive technology and healthcare companies, which is why we remain so committed to our local presence. RCCF views CED as the key tenant to organizing the triangle's innovation and entrepreneurial resources. Having invested in many other areas of the country, it is very evident that many of these other regions lack a sophisticated organization like CED to get the most out of its innovation economy. We feel lucky to have an organization like CED in the triangle and are excited about our continued partnership.
NC's VC "just had its most active quarter in a decade." Organizations like CED + the resources we provide have help… https://t.co/8iTdEveFxs — 1 hour 8 min ago
ATTN: Pitch your business/product/idea to @ABCSharkTank's Casting Team at @cpcc this Saturday! More info here: https://t.co/j6KA4uWWsM — 2 hours 20 min ago
RT @cindypinkceo: Pink props to these #Raleigh Hall of Famers who will be honored tonight at the @WRALTechWire Awards @ATT… https://t.co/97I1TDcLaU — 3 hours 20 min ago
.@genohm releases the latest version v5.4 of #SLims. Check it out at https://t.co/eOd6sU0xOr https://t.co/TiKO5X04EY — 1 day 2 hours ago
“…balance of talent, ease of doing business, cost of living and quality of life.” – Pete Kofod, @thesixthflag… https://t.co/0BhGlcAbLa — 1 day 23 hours ago
Want to hear more from CED? We're on Instagram at ced_nc! Follow us + never miss entrepreneur news or events: https://t.co/jXPmMpPg8Z — 1 day 23 hours ago
RT @ArtPappas: Join in the fun with @CEDNC: Annual Founders Day set for May 16 @RTPfrontier @PappasVentures https://t.co/S7eCtXkgSE — 2 days 3 hours ago
RT @DurhamChamber: Enjoy drinks, food & networking w/ @CEDNC for Founders Day - May 16. Hall of Fame inductees will be honored! https://t.co/rr2D2ulyEG — 2 days 3 hours ago
Entrelinks is out: Join the 2nd Class of Entrepreneur Hall of Famers at Founders Day 2017! https://t.co/ebrMJO8uQs — 2 days 6 hours ago
Discover + connect at the 2nd Annual @EnviroTechSumm at Hunt Library on @NCState's @CentCampus May 1-2!… https://t.co/gdifnDhq0z — 3 days 2 hours ago
Our President & CEO, Ravila Gupta, talked w/ @TRIBIZ about #entrepreneurship in the #Triangle & more: https://t.co/M1jLnfIKQw. — 3 days 3 hours ago
"It is easy to run into people here that can make your day..." - Nick Bradfield of@divvyinv on #WhyNC… https://t.co/I78XrOjywu — 6 days 1 hour ago
CED's President & CEO, Ravila Gupta, featured in @TRIBIZ. Read her thoughts on the Triangle & business success: https://t.co/JYlj9SNo4p. — 6 days 4 hours ago
RT @SUGTriangle: Celebrate Founders Day hosted by @CEDNC at the Frontier. Enjoy a few drinks, food, and networking.… https://t.co/dXvREpnwW4 — 6 days 23 hours ago
RT @AmerUnderground: Join in the fun with @CEDNC: Annual Founders Day set for May 16 @RTPFrontier. https://t.co/zpg2HI2zo7 — 1 week 3 hours ago
RT @ncbio: Join in the fun with @CEDNC: Annual Founders Day set for May 16 @RTPFrontier. https://t.co/Ot7MI1iNIS — 1 week 3 hours ago
RT @mebarber: Join in the fun with @CEDNC's Annual Founders Day, set for May 16 @RTPFrontier. https://t.co/qsdaMHX9wO — 1 week 3 hours ago
RT @ThomRuhe: ATTN RTP Entrepreneurs! Chance to comment on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. @ncidea @NCRIoT @CEDNC @AmerUnderground https://t.co/gdPh0aoTOl — 1 week 3 hours ago
You're invited: CED's Founders Day 2017 at the Frontier! https://t.co/mii2eGSBIN — 1 week 6 hours ago
For the last 30 years, CED has promoted the growth of the Triangle economy by cultivating a self-sustaining community of entrepreneurship through our powerfully connected network.
Since 1984, the CED community has steadily grown, turning the Triangle into a hotspot for entrepreneurial growth and success. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, CED is committed to identifying, supporting and advancing the next generation of high-growth, high-impact companies.
With more than 4,000 active members and 700 companies represented, as well as an ever-expanding national community committed to providing support, our expansive membership of industry veterans, successful innovators and enterprising startups comprises the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country. Collectively raising $8.5 billion over the past 31 years, CED-connected entrepreneurial companies continue to support the growth of our powerful network, developing dynamic, inspiring means for expanding the entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Carolina.
As the Triangle’s go-to entrepreneurial network for more than three decades, CED is dedicated to connecting and growing startups and businesses by cultivating a self-sustaining community of entrepreneurship in North Carolina and beyond.
Our Powerfully Connected Entrepreneurial Network
With just the right combination of opportunity, resources and talent, the Triangle region of North Carolina is experiencing explosive growth and business success. Behind that growth is a community with a 30-year commitment to fostering new insights in technology-based industries, and a track record of successful startups in North Carolina. At the core of this community is CED, which has formed a powerful network of investors, entrepreneurs, corporate partners, mentors and startup support organizations.
By continually connecting new businesses with investors, industry leaders and other supportive institutions, it’s our goal to build a self-sustaining entrepreneurial environment that encourages innovative and inventive ideas, helping those with traction to reach their full potential. By making the right connections and sharing experience, knowledge and resources, we can work together to ensure further growth and success for North Carolina’s entrepreneurs.