partners make an annual investment to sustain CED’s impact 

CED operates as a two-sided marketplace and is funded through the investments of its partners. With these investments, we are able to provide support to over 200 companies annually by hosting educational workshops, facilitating a robust mentoring program and providing one-on-one consulting directly to each company.  And guess what? We engage our network of partners to achieve it all! 

As a CED partner, you not only help to sustain CED, but you drive our mission forward — connecting entrepreneurial companies with the resources that will accelerate their growth. We put your expertise to work supporting companies that are growing and scaling in our region. 

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understanding the difference between Premium and Strategic Partnership

Being a partner has its perks. Depending on the level of investment you choose, you will have the opportunity to share quality content through our communication channels, attend specialized events and programs, and gain access to CED’s Venture Connect Summit.

With a Premium Partnership you will enjoy:

  • Access to four network meetups
  • Access to four specialized workshops
  • One ticket to the Venture Connect Summit
  • Provide partner updates as featured content in CED’s Newsletter, sent bi-monthly
  • Recognized in our online directory, with the option to provide a short description
  • Submit guest blog posts for consideration

Annual Investment for Premium Partnership is $2,500. 

In addition to the Premium Partner benefits, Strategic Partners enjoy:

  • Access to four exclusive briefings with featured entrepreneurial partner companies
  • Three additional tickets to Venture Connect Summit (total of 4)
  • Option to participate in CED’s pitch scrubs (skill qualifications apply)
  • Reverse pitch opportunity to the CED Team
  • Concierge service and referral support
  • 1:3 Matching services

Annual Investment for Strategic Partnership is $6,000.

is Partnership right for you?

We want to get to know you a little before you make that decision. Please reach out to learn more about CED, learn more about being a CED Partner, and how we can help you become a valuable resource in the Entrepreneurial Community, today.

Let’s Connect

  • #StrategicPartner

    CED has been a valued resource in our community for 35 years! Very few organizations can boast of the powerful network that CED has developed and helped build and nourish for so many years. Now the CED network has been optimized to better serve the entrepreneurs in our ecosystem with enhanced services and offerings. We are proud to have been there at CED’s founding and look forward to continuing to partner with members of the network well into the future. ”

    Mike Saber // Partner // Smith Anderson

  • #StrategicPartner

    I have had the good fortune of working with CED in two roles: previously with a VC-backed startup company showcasing at CED Tech Ventures, and now as a Strategic Partner representing RTI International and our global presence. In both cases, CED has enabled us to partner at an intimate level with the business, entrepreneur and investor community in the Triangle and beyond. From its flagship events, to educational workshops, to networking opportunities, CED continues to lead the way in raising up our entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Carolina.”

    Vinay Tannan // Director of Commercialization // RTI International

Meet our partners

AllStrategic Partner

8 Rivers Capital, LLC

Investors

Alston & Bird LLP

Law Firms

Anuva Resource Solutions, Inc.

Human Resource Management & Recruiting Firms

ATCOM Business Technology Solutions

Telecommunications

Balentine Wealth Management

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Bandwidth

Technology

Bank of America Private Bank

Bank

Barfield Revenue Consulting

Human Resource Management & Recruiting Firms

BDO

Accounting Firms

Bernard Robinson & Company

Accounting Firms

Best Life Global

Business Consulting

Bioventus

Life Science

BlueDot Technology

Technology

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Law Firms

Bridge Bank

Bank

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Law Firms

Brown Brothers Harriman

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Casimir Jones, S.C.

Law Firms

Cato Research, Ltd.

Life Science

Cherry Bekaert LLP

Accounting Firms

Chesson Labs

Life Science

Chiesi USA, INC.

Life Science

CIBC US

Bank

Cisco Systems Inc.

Technology

Citrix

Technology

Clark Nexsen

Architecture & Engineering

Clarkston Consulting

Technology

Cmed, Inc.

Life Science

Cooley LLP

Law Firms

CREO, Inc.

Business Consulting

Cushman & Wakefield

Commercial Real Estate Firms

Davis Moore Capital

Commercial Real Estate Firms

Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC

Accounting Firms

Deckelbaum & Associates, LLC

Human Resource Management & Recruiting Firms

Deloitte LLP

Accounting Firms

DoubleBlaze Consulting

Business Consulting

Duke Energy Carolinas

Economic Development

Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

University Partnerships

Edge Office, LLC

Marketing & Design

Elliott Davis

Accounting Firms

EY

Accounting Firms

Financial Directions Group

Insurance & Employee Benefits

Full Scale Solutions, Inc.

Human Resource Management & Recruiting Firms

Gig East Exchange

Co-Working

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Life Science

Gordon Asset Management LLC

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Grant Thornton LLP

Accounting Firms

Grinnell Leadership

Business Consulting

Hamilton Point Investment Advisors LLC

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Harbert Growth Partners, LLC

Investors

Hatteras Venture Partners

Investors

HireNetworks, Inc.

Human Resource Management & Recruiting Firms

Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP

Accounting Firms

Hutchison PLLC

Law Firms

IBM

Technology

Inpernum Pharma Solutions

Business Consulting

IQVIA

Life Science

IronNet Cybersecurity Inc

Technology

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Bank

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Law Firms

KPMG LLP

Accounting Firms

LabCorp

Life Science

LaunchUNCG

University Partnerships

LexisNexis

Technology

Lexitas Pharma Services

Life Science

Lilly Ferrick, llc

Business Consulting

Lumagenics

Life Science

Manning Fulton & Skinner, P.A.

Law Firms

Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP

Law Firms

McGriff Insurance Services

Insurance & Employee Benefits

MCNC

Technology

MED1 Ventures, LLC

Investors

Michael, Best & Friedrich

Law Firms

Mispro Biotech Services

Life Science

Morningstar Law Group

Law Firms

Murgitroyd & Company

Law Firms

NC Research Campus

Economic Development

NC State Office of Research and Innovation

University Partnerships
NCE Biotech

NCE Biotech

Life Science

NK Patent Law

Law Firms

Novozymes North America Inc.

Life Science

Ogletree Deakins

Law Firms

Opex Technologies

Technology

Pacific Western Bank

Bank

Pappas Capital

Investors

Parexel International

Life Science

.

Parion Sciences, Inc.

Life Science

Pfizer CentreOne Contract Manufacturing

Life Science

PharmaDirections, Inc.

Life Science

PNC Bank

Bank

PwC

Accounting Firms

Railinc Corp.

Technology

RBC Bank (Georgia), N.A

Bank

RBC Wealth Management

Financial Planning & Wealth Management

Red Hat

Technology

Research Solutions Consulting, LLC

Business Consulting

Research Triangle Foundation

Commercial Real Estate Firms

Rex Health Ventures

Investors

River Cities Capital Funds (RCCF)

Investors

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.

Law Firms

RSM US LLP

Accounting Firms

RTI International

Life Science

SAS Institute Inc.

Technology

Scale Finance, LLC

Financial Services Consulting

Silicon Valley Bank

Bank

Smith Anderson

Law Firms

Southern Creek Capital

Investors

Spoonflower

Technology

TEAMES & CO

Business Consulting

TowneBank

Bank

UNC Office of Technology Commercialization

University Partnerships

Vaco, LLC

Human Resource Management & Recruiting Firms

Venture X

Co-Working

Veracity Logic, LLC

Technology

Verta Life Sciences

Life Science

Wake Forest Innovations

University Partnerships

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Law Firms

Wells Fargo

Bank

Williams Mullen

Law Firms

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C.

Law Firms

Worldwide Clinical Trials

Life Science

Wyrick Robbins

Law Firms
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