The Triangle and its companies are #OnTheRise, leading the next wave of innovation in America’s technology sector.

Check out the video that kicked off the 2014 CED Tech Venture Conference:


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Since 2011, CED’s Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) has connected over 120 high-growth companies with skilled mentor teams. Entrepreneurs looking for help in setting and achieving critical milestones are encouraged to apply.

“VMS was the best thing we ever did for our young company and has set us up for solid and sustainable growth.” – Allison Wood, CEO, LCMS+

“The Triangle’s technology community is rich with expertise. You can get help with everything from fundraising to scaling growth to more impactful marketing ideas –that’s an advantage CED’s VMS has that’s truly unique.”- Justin Miller, WedPics

CED and Triangle Entrepreneurs Featured in the Wall Street Journal!

“Record-setting IPOs and billion-dollar rounds have been grabbing recent headlines, but a significant trend affecting the majority of the country’s entrepreneurial companies has gone largely unnoticed: Angel investors are playing a larger role in a greater number of deals.” – CED President Joan Siefert Rose

2014 Mid-Year Update to CED’s Innovators Report

CED’s 2014 Mid-Year Update shows North Carolina startups attracting investments from global sources with several high-profile investment deals, IPOs and acquisitions signaling strength of the entrepreneurial sector. In the first six months of 2014, 127 North Carolina companies in the technology, life science, advanced manufacturing and cleantech sectors collectively raised more than $266 million through equity investments, grants and awards. Activity included 4 IPOs and a number of large mergers and acquisitions.

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You are helping sustain free mentoring for 100+ companies (good for them!)
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In summary: only good things come from donating to the CED Annual Fund.

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