how can CED help you build your company?

Whether you’re at the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey or ready to take your small company to bigger places, you need to align yourself with the right people and resources to ensure success.

CED creates value for founders and startup teams through introductions to peers, advisory support, and connections that count.

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3 Things We Do:

Partnership with CED

Companies looking for high-touch, unbiased support to navigate through starting and scaling their companies invest in a partnership with CED. The CED team becomes a dependable and accessible resource for founders and startups teams every step of the way. Learn more about partnering with CED to get support for your startup.

Connect to Capital

Companies that are considering raising capital for their startups turn to CED for support. We help you think through that initial decision, provide support to get you started, and when you are ready we will introduce you to our investor friends. If you are just looking for a list of investors to reach out to, we are not the partner for you. Learn more about how to connect with capital. 

GRO Incubator

Companies have depended on CED for early support since 1984. Many notable founders have completed our program, build successful companies, and now returned to support the program as mentor coach. This signature program is uniquely positioned to support founders who are looking to validate their concept through customer discovery. Learn more about this 12-week program


CED is committed to providing education, has partnered with Business of Software to bring this extraordinary event to Raleigh. We firmly believe in the power of this conference to inspire and drive growth within the Triangle SaaS community. Numerous local software leaders including Carl Ryden (PrecisionLender), James Avery (Kevel), and Bill Spruill (GDC), have attested to the transformative impact of BOS, they invest in attending every year – so you should, too.

This investment in your professional development and business growth is undoubtedly worth it. Secure your spot today and take advantage of a special rate exclusively available through CED. Use code “CED2023” to unlock this exceptional offer.

CED is excited to award 20 scholarships to companies that applied to attend.  Scholarship applications are now closed.

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