Tech Venture Conference 2016
Connect + Grow
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.
Connections to Capital
CED tracks 1,800 companies, is connected to 250+ investors, and helped raise $53M in 10 months.Gain access to our powerful network.
HB2 & Entrepreneurs
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Why does Technology Commercialization Carolina support CED as a strategic partner?
The Kenan Institute and CED have a shared vision to provide meaningful support services to North Carolina entrepreneurs. By working in partnership, we are all able to create a more vibrant entrepreneurial community in North Carolina.
'Glad to support the local tech community in RTP!' -@arotoli Be like Anthony. Make a gift to help entrepreneurs: https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x — 13 hours 8 min ago
Our 'Connections to Capital' helped startups raise $55M. Let's grow the program. Give to CED https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x https://t.co/rIzafCVoIY — 13 hours 48 min ago
'Happy to give considering my mentors have not charged me for their time!'-@SamGodfrey Support more entrepreneurs: https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x — 15 hours 3 min ago
CED Venture Mentoring has connected 130+ Startups to 70+ Mentors for FREE. Support CED-VMS: https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x https://t.co/SNkQpbw31O — 15 hours 43 min ago
'Thank you for all that you do to support entrepreneurship!' -@judbowman Follow Jud's lead. Make a Gift to CED: https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x — 16 hours 53 min ago
We helped startups raise $55M. 'Connections to Capital' is funded by donations. Give today: https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x @Spoonflower @FilterEasy — 18 hours 8 min ago
'Proud to support one of the most valued entrepreneurial support organizations in the country'-@anthonyatti Give now https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x — 18 hours 53 min ago
ATTN Entrepreneurs: Less than 12 hours to apply for Tech Venture Demo Room & On-stage Showcase https://t.co/TgUbATDa9X Deadline is midnight! — 19 hours 28 min ago
'CED creates connections resulting in opportunities to learn, to lead, to engage'-@TheProduceBox Give to support CED https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x — 20 hours 3 min ago
'CED's Venture Mentoring Service was instrumental in shaping @Icimo's success' Support VMS: https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x https://t.co/EGsLus53ki — 21 hours 48 min ago
RT @DavidCBurkhardt: @CEDNC Every little bit helps...happy to assist! Good luck meeting the goal. — 22 hours 19 min ago
'CED is vital to entrepreneurs in our region. Thanks for all you do!' -@DavidCBurkhardt Join David in giving to CED: https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x — 23 hours 3 min ago
RT @InnovateRaleigh: Help @CEDNC support emerging entrepreneurs! Make a Tax-Deductible Gift to the Connections to Capital program today! https://t.co/1SOgOXvYD4 — 1 day 6 min ago
15 hours left. $11K to raise. Our fiscal year ends at midnight. Help us meet our goal. Give to support entrepreneurs https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x — 1 day 17 min ago
Last Day to Apply! https://t.co/TgUbATDa9X Get your startup featured in Demo Room & On-Stage Pitch at Tech Venture. Deadline is midnight. — 1 day 58 min ago
RT @exitevent: This month's round of startup jobs features @MindSumo, @ncidea, @CEDNC, @cultentgroup, @BitSight & more! https://t.co/nHz7kzRhMX — 1 day 16 hours ago
There's no such thing as a small gift. They all matter, & they all add up to make a big difference for entrepreneurs https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x — 1 day 17 hours ago
.@exitevent calls Connections to Capital 'CED’s most impactful program yet'. Give to help startups meet investors: https://t.co/WgrzUGWr1x — 1 day 19 hours ago
Another plug for launching your #startup outside of #SiliconValley. How about right here in the Triangle? https://t.co/JSQaTAYHLc — 1 day 20 hours ago
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.