Venture Connect is a national summit that brings together innovative companies from the Technology and Life Science communities with the intent to connect them to the resources that will help them build their companies. This event is not only a celebration of innovation happening across the Southeast, but a byproduct of a healthy, strong, and collaborative ecosystem united in support of entrepreneurs.

This year we have designed a virtual experience that focuses on connecting you to the people you want to meet.

Everyone has a preferred method to do this, which is why we have built an agenda that has a variety of content formats. As an attendee, you will have access to:

  • Live streaming content
  • Interactive breakout session with live networking opportunities
  • Provocative speakers and panelists covering emerging topics and trends
  • And let’s not forget, 120 innovative companies that are scaling.

It all began nearly 40 years ago and CED continues to create connections that make a difference. Register today for Venture Connect 2021, held March 23-25.


Each day’s agenda follows the same schedule with specialized content for our Tech and Life Science audiences.

DISCOVER INNOVATION | 9:00am -10:30am
Company Preview / Founder Discussions

CONNECT WITH OTHERS | 11:00am -11:45am
1:1 Meetings & Interactive Networking

Specialized Content, Keynote 

CONNECT WITH OTHERS | 2:00pm – 2:45pm 
1:1 Meetings & Interactive Networking

Company Preview / Founder Discussions


This year we need things to be simple. Which is why CED is offering a flat-rate for full access to Venture Connect Online. That means all the content, all the sessions, all the attendees, and all the extra-circulars we have lined up.

Price to attend is $300.

Now, if you are an active partner of CED you might be eligible for even more discounts, so login in to our registration portal and unlock your discount now.

“Before when leading an international tech company based in Raleigh, and now as an entrepreneur, I’ve been extremely careful about time spent at conferences. Venture Connect is the one event each year I never miss. Everyone in the southeast (and beyond!) comes to my town.  I’ve closed sales, I’ve closed investments, I’ve had sweet tea and barbecue with tech thought leaders. Can’t recommend it enough.”

Mike Capps, Ph.D | CEO, Diveplane Corporation

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