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$769m raised by NC Companies in 1H of 2017.

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CED tracks over 1,800 companies, is connected to 250+ investors, and has helped NC companies raise $55M.

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Strategic Partner Spotlight: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. 

Why does Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. support CED as a Strategic Partner?

Alexandria provides its leading life science, technology, and agtech tenants, who are centered in the world's strongest innovation ecosystems, with collaborative campuses that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, health and wellness, and success. In addition to our real estate platform, through our strategic venture capital arm and our curated thought leadership programming, Alexandria helps accelerate the growth of the life science, technology, and agtech industries in the Triangle and across the United States. We have partnered with CED for over 15 years to enable the formation and success of young companies in North Carolina, as we believe entrepreneurs and small businesses are crucial growth engines for the Triangle region.

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For the last 30 years, CED has connected entrepreneurial companies with high-value resources to accelerate business growth.

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Since 1984, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) has cultivated the entrepreneurial ecosystem, turning the Triangle into a leading hub for company growth and success. With more than 400 active companies, our expansive membership of industry veterans, successful innovators and enterprising startups comprises the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, CED is committed to empowering entrepreneurs to go further faster by leveraging The Network. Partners of CED are fueling tomorrow's success stories by investing in today's ecosystem. Join The Network.

Empowering Entrepreneurs To Go Further Faster

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 support organizations.

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.