Connect to CED's Unparalleled Network

With an expanding community of more than 400 member companies, CED is the powerfully connected network that helps Triangle entrepreneurs build and grow successful companies, linking them to the resources, knowledge and capital they need.

By joining our unparalleled network, you gain access to the collective knowledge and resources of the CED community. Moreover, a partnership with CED provides you and your company opportunities to build business relationships and connections with a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate partners, professional firms, mentors and other successful leaders.

Ways to connect

Entrepreneurial Companies

For entrepreneurial companies looking to connect with other entrepreneurs, mentors, professionals, investors and customers, joining CED plugs you into our national network. No other organization allows you to stay more engaged in the entrepreneurial community or delivers more value through connections, mentorship, exposure and education. Additionally, as a contributing member of the CED network, you’ll be supporting your fellow entrepreneurs —helping to create a self-sustaining, successful culture of entrepreneurship in the Triangle.


Partners are resources in the CED Network that are committed to supporting the mission of CED and promoting the growth of the Triangle economy by cultivating a self-sustaining community of entrepreneurship. They recognize that access to capital, mentorship, expertise and promotion are the keys to helping our network’s high-growth, high-impact companies reach the next level. If you are a consultant, investor, government agency, nonprofit organization, or university, premium or strategic partnership may be right for you. Learn more.

If you are an individual, company, or another resource that could add value to the Network, but are not sure where you fit-in.  Please reach out and we can help direct you. 

As the Triangle’s networking resource for 35 years, CED helps entrepreneurs in the Research Triangle Park, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Wilmington to connect, grow and ultimately cultivate a community of entrepreneurship throughout North Carolina.