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 Duke I&E support CED as a strategic partner? Duke University and Duke I&E are invested in the continuing success and growth of Duke employees and the local community. We believe a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that connects innovators to all the resources that this region has to offer is essential to regional success. We are eager to support CED in its efforts to make the Triangle the entrepreneurial hub of the South.Find out how Duke I&E helps NC entrepreneurs.
RT @HQRaleigh: Join @JayBigelow from @CEDNC and talk biz strategy for office hours tomorrow from 9:00 - 11:00am https://t.co/X1Po8AFOYf — 11 hours 22 min ago
RT @redspireusnc: Highlights of the #startup class reunion at #Entrepreneur Hall of Fame by @CEDNC https://t.co/vblwqcBgY9 — 14 hours 11 min ago
This Thursday! The @TriangleBIZJrnl Life Sciences Awards https://t.co/XNZIsHFzAV Honoring local leaders. https://t.co/VQhLS87ZQr — 16 hours 6 min ago
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One week from today! The @TriangleBIZJrnl Life Sciences Awards https://t.co/XNZIsHFzAV Honoring local leaders. https://t.co/bEJ8J6MrZf — 4 days 10 hours ago
Tune in! @BarackObama awards @Joseph_DeSimone w/ National Medal of Technology & Innovation https://t.co/x3oTay8Jv5 @Carbon3D @UNC @NCState — 4 days 11 hours ago
Expect #TheNext at Tech Venture. Pioneers like @Joseph_DeSimone #TheNext 3D revolution https://t.co/UCWkwNv8OF https://t.co/DsQZKn4kUx — 4 days 14 hours ago
This Just In! @Joseph_DeSimone to receive National Medal of Technology & Innovation + joins #CEDTVC Speaker Lineup https://t.co/dhH2fWO74t — 4 days 15 hours ago
RT @intersouth: Congratulations to Intersouth's Dennis Dougherty on being inducted into the NC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame by @CEDNC! https://t.co/CFtNvwpKGk — 4 days 15 hours ago
RT @NCSecState: Secretary Marshall was pleased to attend the @CEDNC's Founders Day & Entrepreneur Hall of Fame induction ceremony. https://t.co/sAW4Yf2VYz — 5 days 10 hours ago
@RogerFriedensen Tentatively May 17, 2017. Which will be 33 years since the first gathering of CED — 5 days 14 hours ago
@RogerFriedensen Founders Day will be an annual event along with the Hall of Fame induction, so we hope to see you next year! — 5 days 14 hours ago
Thanks, Jim! So glad you could join us. It was a strong showing of our community, even in the rain #CEDNetwork https://t.co/PrKCsPgJOu — 5 days 15 hours ago
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RT @zackmansfield: Legends. Awesome work by @CEDNC to recognize. https://t.co/zUzCtUvj0G — 6 days 5 hours ago
'One entrepreneurial success story can reverberate & inspire future success stories' Stephen Fraser @Spoonflower on behalf of @CaretakerBob — 6 days 7 hours ago
RT @redspireusnc: Congrats to longtime Fred Hutchison of @hutchlaw in his induction into Hall of Fame here @CEDNC Founders Day celebration,classy man / mentor — 6 days 7 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.