Focusing on the Future of Tech and Life Science in North Carolina. 

Venture Connect
March 17-19, 2020
Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC

Venture Connect is a summit that gathers together innovative companies from the technology and life sciences communities, as well as top investors from across the U.S. -- This powerhouse event is clear evidence of how strong our tech and life sciences ecosystems really are. 

What You Get

  • 135 Entrepreneurial Companies Onstage
  • 200+ Regional and Out-of-State Investors Onsite
  • 9 Working Sessions for Entrepreneurs
  • 1600+ Summit Attendees 
  • 500+ 1:1 Meetings

Inspiration. Education. Connection. 

It all began 35 years ago, and CED continues to create connections that make a difference. Join us, along with entrepreneurs, seasoned experts, and investors for 3-days of unrivaled content and connections at the 2020 Venture Connect Summit.

Company Application Now Open! 

Get the details on who should apply, how to apply and access the application here!  Application window: Oct 11th - Dec. 3th

Social Media Company Application Chance Drawing Contest 

Get in the game and join the drawing to win a Summit pass beginning 10/14!  Click here for social media chance drawing details.

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Sponsorship Packages 

Sponsors of the Venture Connect 2020 Summit have an exceptional opportunity to showcase their brand in front of the nation's top investors, leaders, and entrepreneurs. As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to share your brand's message, make meaningful connections and build your network. To view our full list of sponsorship packages, click here.

2019 Conference Overview 

From February 25-27, 2019, CED hosted a back-to-back Tech and Life Science Conference in Raleigh that attracted over 1600 participants between both conferences and opening workshops, over 500 1:1 meetings, and 150 companies live on-stage and in the Innovation Room. The Conferences drew in over 175 investors from across the US for an opportunity to preview the entrepreneurial excellence in the Triangle.

The Tech and Life Science Conferences held by CED have included an agenda packed with thought leaders like John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins, Jim Goetz of Sequoia Capital, Todd Olson of Pendo, and John Carreyrou, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author and Journalist.

Visit the following links for more information on the 2019 conferences: 

2019 Tech Agenda |  2019 Life Science Agenda | Past SpeakersFeatured Companies