THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP!
CED is fortunate to have an amazing community that stands behind our mission to empower entrepreneurial companies and connect them to high-value resources.
This year we received personal contributions from 70 individuals to help advance our mission. This group of supporters is accompanied by an even larger group of CED Members, Corporate Sponsors, and Strategic Partners that enables us to be a stronger partner for entrepreneurial companies.
A special thanks to our 2017 Annual Fund donors.
|Anonymous*||Charlie and Cat Lineberry|
|DeLisa Alexander||Chris Lynch|
|Holt Anderson||Steve Malik|
|Scott Andrews||Brooks Malone|
|Tony Atti||Matt McGowan|
|Carey Barnes and Ray Wheeler||NK Patent Law|
|Elaine Bolle||Pappas Ventures|
|Kenneth Bollinger||Dhruv Patel|
|Richard C. Brown||Daniel Pomp|
|Patty Briguglio||Kevin A. Prakke|
|David Burkhardt||Larry and Debbie Robbins|
|David Gardner - Cofounders Capital||Laura Robinette|
|CBC/WRAL Community Fund of Triangle Community Foundation||Robert Rosenberg|
|Russ Cobb||Michael Saber|
|Heather Dean||Pat Scheper|
|Scott Duda||Drew Schiller|
|Mark Easley Sr.||Brad and Kelly Schomber|
|Brent Ehmke||Jack Sheffield|
|Douglas Eisner||Giles Shih and May Li Shih|
|John Fahlberg||David C. Sokal, MD|
|Stephen Fraser||Krissa Johnson-Sotomayor and John Sotomayor - Sotomayor IP Consulting|
|Mark Friedman||John and Robin Stewart|
|Meredith and Paul Friga||Garret Tripp|
|John Funkhouser||Steve Vanderwoude|
|John Genthner||Anita and David Watkins|
|Jonathan Gindes||Scott E. Weiner|
|Matt Godwin||Edgar Allen West|
|Venture Back Office||Arlon Wilber|
|Bernard and Anne Gray||Jeff Williams|
|Ravila Gupta||Adrian Wilson|
|David and Alison Haines||Miriam Wilson|
|Christof Jensen||Bill Wofford|
*Several individuals have chosen to give anonymously to CED, represented here.
Entrepreneurs need a strong network to scale and grow their businesses. This network provides them with the knowledge, resources, and support they need to navigate the entrepreneurial ecosystem, regardless of their company's life-cycle stage.
CED is this network. For more than 33 years, we’ve helped bring together entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, and community partners to stimulate innovation and growth in our region. And we have been very successful! We are able to achieve these great results with the support individuals and companies, like yourself, who are inspired by big ideas and growing companies.
So, what is CED’s role in all this?
To connect entrepreneurial companies with high-value resources
to accelerate business growth.
By supporting the Annual Fund, you will contribute directly to making sure our mission is achieved and our resources are plentiful, relevant, and sustainable within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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CED is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations made to the Annual Fund are accepted year round. If you are considering making a gift to support entrepreneurs, we’d love to hear from you! (919) 549-7500