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.
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Thx to renewing members like FPC Raleigh, Fennebresque, @DudeSolutions & @smartlinkmobile ! — 1 month 2 weeks ago
Thx to renewing members like Affinergy @bioMASON @inmotionnow @smashingboxes @ezReconcile Piedmont Angel Network, Cherokee @Percona ... — 1 month 2 weeks ago
Welcome NEW CED members! @ravetree @SecurEdgeNet @jpmorgan @wealthreporting & @WINinWilmington — 1 month 2 weeks ago
RT @ventureAVL: 6 AVL Startups Earn Spots in @CEDNC Tech Venture Conf., plus @NCidea Seeks #Tech #Startups for $50K Grants #avlnews http://… — 1 month 2 weeks ago
RT @AInsights: See our CEO @RobbieAllen speak at @CEDNC's Tech Venture Conference on 9/15: http://t.co/75fhrgazLi — 1 month 2 weeks ago
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The CED Tech Venture Conference Showcase, Lightning and Demo Room Companies have been announced http://t.co/y0GQuiIeXo — 1 month 3 weeks ago
RT @laurabaverman: Latest update to @ScotWingo's guide highlights the Triangle's Accelerators, Incubators & Workspaces: http://t.co/lBbccpf… — 1 month 3 weeks ago
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.@InnovateRaleigh announces @mitchell_silver as development panel moderator at the 9/10 Summit. Learn more + register http://t.co/W4vJ443OzW — 1 month 3 weeks 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.