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HB2 & Entrepreneurs
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Why does Grant Thornton support CED as a strategic partner?
Grant Thornton and CED share a common goal in assisting dynamic companies in reaching holistic growth — whether through financial improvement, investment, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.
RT @launchCH: Launch Chapel Hill application deadline extended to May 29th! Apply here: https://t.co/ZGfWuzP64i Please RT @SCOREMentors @NCSBTDC @CEDNC — 15 hours 32 min ago
"It is a community of like-minded entrepreneurs with a growth-focused culture."- @TatianaBirgisso, @drinkmati… https://t.co/i7mA9kuslJ — 17 hours 2 min ago
Entrelinks is out & so is the 2017 Q1 Innovators Report! https://t.co/XnD4np830V — 21 hours 23 min ago
ICYMI @anthonyatti @PhononicRTP returned @MadMoneyOnCNBC after making CNBC's #Disruptor50 for the 2nd year in a row… https://t.co/QfUcWEXbzl — 21 hours 38 min ago
"...both opportunity and an appealing lifestyle." - Andrew Williams, @EliteILM on #WhyNC https://t.co/YnDXwGYmb1 https://t.co/YIrSL0Npmq — 4 days 15 hours ago
RT @HQCharlotte: SAVE THE DATE.. no, nobody is getting married BUT @CEDNC will have their Tech Venture Conference on Sept. 19th!… https://t.co/4xpiB6PhWc — 5 days 16 hours ago
RT @CofoundersCapVC: CFC enjoyed @CEDNC Founder's Day last night! Thanks to @FortnightBeer for the beverages! Congrats to Mitch Mumma an… https://t.co/zaY34R0MS4 — 5 days 19 hours ago
See what Michelle Harper of @SaviiCare has to say about #WhyNC at https://t.co/Fwe5OnJoSu https://t.co/XImTMQp5EW — 6 days 16 hours ago
The @CEDNC Founders Day celebration is cranking up. Come join us @RTPfrontier. Excited to honor these two gentlemen… https://t.co/IZlQOdS31i — 1 week 11 hours ago
One hot quarter... https://t.co/tty2CR0gfr — 1 week 12 hours ago
.@iFundWomen + Mayor @NancyMcFarlane launch #iFundWomenRaleigh. Female entreps in Triangle + Triad region apply now… https://t.co/MfAEhkSxiu — 1 week 16 hours ago
Tonight: CED Founders Day 2017 at The Frontier! Come celebrate the NC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Class of 2017. https://t.co/iyeBTWBKjK — 1 week 22 hours ago
"...a deeper analytic dive made RTP a no-brainer." - @anthonyatti, @PhononicRTP on #WhyNC. Check it out at… https://t.co/YMwpCv7m6p — 1 week 1 day ago
"Access to great talent, a supportive community, convenient location..." - @RobbieAllen, @AInsights on #WhyNC… https://t.co/S0eyRx3ZHG — 1 week 5 days ago
RT @hutchlaw: MT @CEDNC: Join us for our #FoundersDay Outdoor Party 5/16 at @RTPfrontier! Register: https://t.co/UjaYpo2pcC https://t.co/hcriY8Tq5J — 1 week 5 days ago
"It allows me to pursue life–both from a personal standpoint, as well as professional."- @anilchawla,… https://t.co/btV7zwhsyb — 2 weeks 15 hours ago
Just 7 days left to register for Founders Day + Meet the NC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Inductees! https://t.co/nQIUF2DnQq — 2 weeks 22 hours ago
Celebrate. Eat. Drink. Network. Connect. Join us for our #FoundersDay Outdoor Party 5/16 at @RTPfrontier! Register:… https://t.co/6PfY66Axi5 — 2 weeks 1 day ago
The 60-day kick-off to reach our 2017 Annual Fund goal starts today! https://t.co/ENnSJCgOMa https://t.co/5lfhFJO1uS — 2 weeks 1 day ago
And the 2017 NC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Inductees are… https://t.co/9Vurvlu4HS — 2 weeks 4 days 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.