save the date – March 23-25, 2021

Venture Connect Online is a virtual event experience that gives you access to the region’s early-stage growth Tech and Life Science companies from the comfort of your own home in an on-demand format.

Save the date for Venture Connect 2021, March 23-25, 2021! Registration opens soon!

on-demand content at your fingertips

Released weekly in May of 2020, ticket holders enjoyed access to a total of twenty-one on-demand episodes. Each week containing a mix of up to 35 Tech and Life Science company pitches, as well as educational podcasts, exclusive live investor discussions, and other on-demand and live content add-ons.

Venture Connect Online on COVID-19

Join Bill Hawkins, Mark McClellan, and Cameron Wolfe in this in-depth 45-min session on COVID-19 moderated by Jay Bigelow.

It has been our pleasure to provide three weeks of on-demand content through Venture Connect Online.  Please visit our YouTube Channel to explore some of the Venture Connect Online episodes that we have made available for the entire Network.

We look forward to another great event in 2021!

Wilson Sonsini Educational Podcasts

Enjoy access to the amazing podcasts that were shared at Venture Connect Online!

How to Sell Yourself and Your Company to Investors

Even in this difficult financial environment, venture capital is still raising money and actively looking for investments. Please join Ben Scruggs from Hatteras Venture Partners and Jernej Godec from Atlas Venture and Wilson Sonsini partners, Mike Hostetler and Sabrina Poulos.

Building and Managing Your Board

Wilson Sonsini Partner, Megan Baier, and Paul Garofolo, CEO and Founder of Locus Biosciences will provide insight into not only how to go about building a board, but also how to manage a well-functioning board once it is in place.

Working and Collaborating with University Technology Transfer Offices

In this session, Wilson Sonsini Chief Licensing Advisor Katharine Ku will discuss with Michael Kline, University of North Carolina; Robin Rasor, Duke University; and Wade Fulghum, North Carolina State University how companies can work hand in hand with technology licensing offices.

How long will the pitches be available to registrants after the event?

Ticket holders will be able to access content on the platform until June 30th.

Will the next Summit be live or in-person?

We will let you know as soon as we know!

Who can I talk to about sponsoring?

Contact Brennan Barber at

presenting companies

Check out all of the amazing tech and life science companies that presented at Venture Connect Online 2020 !

view the full company list now

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Achelios Thera

Achelios Therapeutics

Advanced Chemo

Advanced Chemotherapy Technologies

Advanced Nano

Advanced Nanocoatings Incorporated




Altis Biosystems, Inc.

AnelleO, Inc.


Aniluxx Biotechnology

Applied lifesciences

Applied LifeSciences and Systems Poultry, Inc.


Aptus Bioreactors

headline sponsor

A big thank you to J.P. Morgan who was headline sponsor for Venture Connect Online 2020. They have been a consistent supporter of CED for years and we value their involvement in enabling us to provide a powerful program.


A special thank you to all of our 2020 sponsors who have helped to bring you Venture Connect Online. You can view a highlight of our partners below. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor – we’d love to chat with you.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Track Sponsor

NC Biotechnology Center

Partnering Sponsor

Hutchison PLLC

Pacific Western Bank

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Wyrick Robbins

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Bank of America

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NC State University

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Raymond James

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Red Hat

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McGriff Insurance Services

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Pappas Capital

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Pfizer CentreOne

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Precision BioSciences

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Research Triangle Foundation

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Smith Anderson

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Bashyam Shah

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Calvert Labs

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Elliott Davis

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Southeast Life Sciences

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Veracity Logic

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