Innovators Report 2017 Thru Q2
Connections to Capital
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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.
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Today, @pfizer CentreOne announced that its services have expanded to Nagoya, Japan: https://t.co/5Ywrfj0g7T. — 21 hours 22 min ago
RT @TidewaterEquity: Congrats @PhononicRTP founder Tony Atti on being recognized as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2017… https://t.co/cTLhwav97K — 22 hours 30 min ago
RT @PhononicRTP: Our CEO @anthonyatti was named to @GoldmanSachs 100 Most Intriguing #Entrepreneurs list: https://t.co/r0dYOJ7rRw #GSInnovators @Entrepreneur — 22 hours 31 min ago
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DYK? NC Offers 150 programs & organizations to support entrepreneurs. https://t.co/GzXfO6jYI4 #TriangleDelivers — 1 day 1 hour ago
"The Southern hospitality... it's true." -CEO, @Stealz https://t.co/FAePyxakTY #WhyNC #TriangleDelivers — 1 day 21 hours ago
Hear from entrepreneurs on #WhyNC: "Cost of living & quality of life brought me to the triangle." https://t.co/ehZjXva4Ob #TriangleDelivers — 2 days 40 min ago
RT @NCTA: #NCTAJobFair is this Thursday! #ComeTechOutNC @NCStateMcKimmon in #Raleigh! @CEDNC @WorkTriangleNC… https://t.co/1s7SFMZIRq — 2 days 2 hours ago
Entrepreneurs: Have you heard about the @ncidea LABS 12-week program? Stop by their info session TOMORROW: https://t.co/gdj5Xt97qV — 2 days 2 hours ago
Entrelinks is out! Raising the Dough Workshop + Member Meet-Up RSVP + #TriangleDelivers Open for details: https://t.co/dr2P9StqmY — 2 days 4 hours ago
RT @hutchlaw: Excited to be sponsoring Raising the Dough workshop w/ @CEDNC Oct 19: Hope you can join us! Register here: https://t.co/GeR6wM81pP — 3 days 1 hour ago
Investors & entrepreneurs in #tech: Mark your calendars for a venture panel @HQRaleigh on Nov. 3! @Flatiron_Legal https://t.co/m6KiwEja5V — 5 days 21 hours ago
Attn entrepreneurs: @ncidea introduces a 12-week program to help founders make better decisions. Apps due Oct 30! https://t.co/b3ViZ5wvNU — 6 days 4 hours ago
RT @redspireusnc: Networking w #investors + #entrepreneurs means an investment in yourself and ur #startup with next @CEDNC event https://t.co/gEp24U6qtF — 1 week 54 min ago
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RT @hutchlaw: Direct from investors: Post-pitch details, legal docs & fundraising advice @CEDNC Raising the Dough: https://t.co/GeR6wM81pP #ConnectAndGrow — 1 week 2 hours ago
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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.
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.