Life Science Conference 2017
Connect + Grow
Connections to Capital
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HB2 & Entrepreneurs
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Why does Vaco LLC support CED as a strategic partner?
CED's motto is "Connect and Grow", and Vaco's entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to the local community supports this focus. Our team of seasoned professionals are passionate about supporting the local community, and are actively involved in encouraging emerging growth companies in our market. CED plays a crucial role in helping us connect with these companies and decision makers in the region.
Have questions for local CEOs? Hear from @edpnc @HoltBrothersInc and @CCMoissanite, moderated by @brooksbell 12/15 https://t.co/MX627d7m5Y — 2 days 11 hours ago
RT @jcaplain: We partnered with @Cisco & hosting our Calling All Entrepreneurs pitch event on 2/16. Startups apply here: https://t.co/YXE3Peu5le @CEDNC — 2 days 16 hours ago
RT @Indovance: @Indovance CEO talks about North Carolina in his interview with @CEDNC. Click here to read the full interview https://t.co/isoeFvasuy — 2 days 16 hours ago
RT @ncbiotech: #Innovation Room & On-Stage Pitch Application Open for @CEDNC Life Science https://t.co/WSF95jFQID Deadline to appl… https://t.co/BUxXMlobfP — 3 days 15 hours ago
3 months. 10 teams. $10K to launch. $50K at stake. See it all on Dec 12th: https://t.co/WuXIP6TQGe @innovatorspro @… https://t.co/zC3QvNdTlQ — 3 days 15 hours ago
RT @NKPatentLaw: @CEDNC @Justin_Nifong Had a great evening. CED member meetups are always a worthwhile time - so many interesting stories! — 3 days 17 hours ago
Cheers to a great year! Thanks Joan Siefert Rose, @anthonyatti & Rich West for your leadership. Big crowd celebrati… https://t.co/eKCnKemTRs — 4 days 7 hours ago
Special thanks to @Justin_Nifong & his team @NKPatentLaw for our sold out Member Meetup. A truly joyful evening of… https://t.co/xiByfsFzMH — 4 days 7 hours ago
Have an idea or high-tech startup you want to pitch? @ideafund 's IDEA Pitch is TOMORROW. And it's FREE! Register: https://t.co/OH0O2lNUAd — 4 days 12 hours ago
RT @Jeffrey_Wolfe: Ready to spread some Christmas cheer with my friends at @CEDNC tonight! https://t.co/5bK927Ejqb https://t.co/YBc9vN4DLi — 4 days 12 hours ago
CED Member @ravetree featured @Forbes. Check it out: https://t.co/jo7J8FVEDw #CEDNetwork — 4 days 15 hours ago
Check out @ideafund's last IDEA Pitch of 2016 TOMORROW. It's FREE! Sponsored by @HQRaleigh and @HPGcpas. Register: https://t.co/OH0O2lNUAd — 4 days 19 hours ago
Entrelinks is out! CED's CEO Announces New Role + #GivingTuesday Results + Call for Applications & More News: https://t.co/1wU5Bu1I8R — 4 days 20 hours ago
.@SUGTriangle holiday mixer is @RegusUSA tower 2 in North Hills on 12/14. Grab free tix here https://t.co/9k5iwD7art. Plus great giveaways. — 5 days 14 hours ago
RT @DIG_SOUTH: #Startups: get exposure to 1,000+ investors, partners & more. Apply for @CEDNC Life Sci by 12/16:… https://t.co/9kIWMKOkii — 5 days 16 hours ago
RT @NKPatentLaw: Getting ready to mix, mingle, and be merry at the @CEDNC Member Meet-up and Holiday Social tomorrow at Mez! — 5 days 17 hours ago
Hey entreps, want an iPhone 7 for FREE? CED partner @iContact has a contest 'til 12/16. No purchase necessary. https://t.co/2jfbvOteC1 — 1 week 1 day ago
RT @ncbiotech: Is your company developing a product/technology in the #lifescience industry? Apply Now! https://t.co/WSF95jFQID… https://t.co/g3UycDhXQS — 1 week 1 day 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.