Member Meet-Ups


Connect Through Member-Only Meet-Ups

Members of CED’s expansive entrepreneurial community enjoy access to a number of helpful resources and events, including quarterly networking meetings throughout the Triangle. Held once every three months, these Meet-Ups are open to all active CED members and are free of charge.

2017 Founders Day

Tuesday, May 16 ∙ 5:30-7:30pm ∙ Outdoor Party at The Frontier in RTP

800 Park Offices Dr, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Celebrate. Eat. Drink. Network. Connect.

On May 17, 1984 CED held its first large event for NC entrepreneurs. Thirty-three years later, we’re honoring the founders of CED, its founding companies and supporters, and all those who are active in our community today.

Celebrate the second class of the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame -- Class of 2017 announced soon!
At this celebration, we will recognize these leaders in our network who have made significant impact on the growth of the ecosystem, or brought a game-changing innovation to life, and are dedicated to the future success of entrepreneurship in North Carolina. 

Re-live the inaugural Founders Day Celebration and learn more about our first class of Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductees: Dennis Dougherty, Dennis Gillings, Fred Hutchison, and Bob Young.

Party with us under a big tent at The Frontier! 
Enjoy free drinks and grab some food while you mingle with fellow members, peers, and entrepreneurial community leaders.

FREE for CED Members
$20 for Non-members

Please register here

Friends of Founders Day 


Sponsorships available. Contact Lindsay Burns,, for information. ​

New to Member Meet-Ups? CED's quarterly receptions are open to all active CED members free of charge. Membership is company-wide, so please share with coworkers.

For those members interested in attending, hosting or sponsoring a Meet-Up, please contact Lindsay Burns at Additionally, if you have any questions or would like to learn more about our unparalleled network, get in touch with CED by calling 919.549.7500.