The Summit is a traditional pitch event spotlighting scaling companies from high-growth sectors including Life Science, Technology, Food Innovation, and Agtech. It has become the premier place to connect with others in the regional ecosystem along with top investors who travel from across the U.S to meet in person.  The summit + celebration gives all its attendees direct access to innovation in the Southeast in a live format for the first time since 2019. 

What to expect at the SUMMIT this year:

Company Pitches. Venture Connect offers companies the unique opportunity to present their scaling plans to investors and potential partners.  

Growth Stories from founders and their capital partners. Hear more about their journey to where they are today and the challenges they faced along the way.

Investor Pitches for startups seeking capital. Hear from local and out of region investors on how they are looking at dealflow, today.

In-person Networking. Casual and formal meeting locations are available onsite to connect with others.

Exclusive Investor Dinner. It’s been a tradition at Venture Connect to host out-of-town investors for an exclusive invite-only event to connect them with regional investors before the SUMMIT.  This year CED plans to host this event in downtown Durham on April 6th.  Hotel accommodations are available on the event website for further consideration.

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Looking for more information? Here are some helpful links that can get you where you need to be… Event Info, Hotel Accommodations, Agenda, Celebration, FAQs (coming soon).