become a sponsor

Venture Connect gathers innovative companies from the Technology and Life Science communities, as well as top investors from across the U.S. This powerhouse event is clear evidence of how strong our Tech and Life Science ecosystems really are.

It began over 37 years ago and CED continues to create connections that make a difference. We hope you will join in supporting entrepreneurs and seasoned experts as they come alongside investors and stakeholders in April for unrivaled content and connections at Venture Connect 2022.

You are in good company when you become a sponsor of Venture Connect. This investment will deliver immediate value in front of an audience that suits you while fueling the entrepreneurial spirit of North Carolina.

As a sponsor you have many options, so we invite you to focus on your motivations to find your best fit.

$25,000

Ecosystem Sponsor

Your company will be the presenting sponsor of one of our industry tracks (Tech, Life Sciences, or Agtech), with premier branding/signage at all of the content locations on the day of the Summit. The day-long in-person event will include fast pitch sessions by emerging companies, networking segments, a keynote speaker, and an investor reverse pitch session. Your company will have prominent branding at all sessions in front of 600 anticipated attendees.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

$25,000

Celebration Sponsor

Your company will be the presenting sponsor of CED’s post-conference celebration. All conference attendees are invited. You’ll also have prominent logo placement on Venture Connect Celebration signage at the event location.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits.

$20,000

Lanyard & Keynote Sponsor

Your company brand will appear on the lanyard for all conference attendees and your company will receive premier logo exposure on signage during the Keynote Speaker segment. The conference will be fully in-person with 600 anticipated attendees.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

$15,000

Industry Insight Sponsor

Your company brand will appear on all signage/promotions for the Industry Insight portion of the event. The conference will be fully in-person with 600 anticipated attendees. You’ll also get Logo placement throughout the conference webpage and mobile app.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

$15,000

Investor Dinner Sponsor

Your company brand will appear on all signage/promotions for the Investor Dinner portion of the event (to be held the night prior to the conference). The dinner will be inclusive of all investors from the participating sectors (Tech, Life Sciences, and Agtech).

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

$10,000

Pitch Sponsor

Your company will be a sponsor of an hour-long pitch session (Tech, Life Sciences, or Agtech). Each pitch session highlights 8 regional start-ups.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

$5,000

Reception Sponsor

Your company will get an 8’ long by 8’ wide exhibit space.

NOTE: An 8’ long by 8’ wide exhibit space can be added to any sponsorship package for $2,500.

Download the Sponsorship Packet for a full breakdown of all sponsorship benefits. 

2022 Sponsors

Davis Moore Capital

Reception Sponsor

Hutchison PLLC

Investor Dinner Sponsor

Pacific Western Bank

Investor Dinner Sponsor

Vaco

Reception Sponsor

Wyrick Robbins

Pitch Sponsor

T3 Advisors

Investor Dinner Sponsor

Smith Anderson

Reception Sponsor

EY

Reception Sponsor

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