be prepared


What you need to know, before you attend VC24.  Two stages with 24 Sessions combined with a whole lot of networking makes this event the best investment you will make all year! 


This year’s summit will be held at The Citrix Building in downtown Raleigh (120 S West Street Raleigh, NC). Doors Open at 7am and programming begins at 8:30am. A special thanks to our venue host, Cloud Software Group.


The Citrix building parking deck can be accessed from S. West Street, across from Morgan Street Food Hall. If you are arriving on foot or via Rideshare please drop just left of the deck.

All attendees will access the Summit via the 2nd floor accessible from the parking deck or breezeway. Stairs and Elevator are available.


Once onsite, you can connect to the public wireless access point named “citrix-guest”. After connecting, there will be a pop-up with security messaging and agreement terms for the network. Accept and proceed.


Located on L3, the Help Desk will have volunteers present to help with agenda, mobile app access, and other questions you may have once onsite.


Venture Connect is a two day event, March 20-21, 2024. This year’s schedule is jam-packed featuring 125 companies across two stages. While it can be a lot to take in, we’ve got you covered with a timeline on how to best maximize your experience at VC24!

Mar 8

Download the VC24 App

A primary goal at VC24 is to create the opportunity to build your network and make new connections that can accelerate your business. All attendees have received an email from our app provider Jujama. In this email, you will find your username and password to login and set up your profile. If you can’t find it you can search your mail for sender: 2024 Venture Connect <>.

Once you’re in, build out your profile and fill in your LinkedIn and cell phone, so potential partners, peers, and/or investors can find you too!

Mar 11

Let your Network Know!

Share with your network that you are looking forward to Venture Connect. And don’t forget to tag us @CEDNC on Twitter, @CED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development) on LinkedIn, and #VentureConnect2024, so we can like and repost.

Mar 15

Make a Plan

Do your research… Are you looking to connect with potential partners, peers or investors? Research which ones will be the most important connection you can make at the event. Then use the app to schedule a meeting. We have over 15 designated meeting rooms and unlimited casual meeting spaces.

Make a plan and grab a drink or dinner with new friends that you meet on day one! Here’s a list of CED’s staff favorite local restaurants. Supporting local merchants helps these entrepreneurs sustain their business, too. Some great conversations and connections can be made over a no-pressure (high fun) meal. 

Mar 20

Arrive Early

Because there will be bagels! Oh, and valuable networking time, too.

With welcoming remarks kicking off at 8:30am, it’s always a good idea to get an early start (especially on Day One) to get a good parking spot, beat the lines, and get some great networking in before VC24 kicks off! Doors open at 7am.

Mar 21

Remember your Badge

It might seem obvious, but it happens to the best of us! Make sure not to forget to bring your VC24 badge on Day 2! You’ll need it to access the second day of Venture Connect and the Summit Celebration.

Do the BBQ!

Thursday we will be going out with a bang. Enjoy local BBQ, craft beer, wine, ice cream, and live music to celebrate innovation in North Carolina. Unwind and enjoy some music and food with new and old friends.

Citrix Building – Event Floor plans