The best way to get involved is to join CED. Then, take advantage of your CED membership by connecting with the network.Entrepreneurial Companies
For starters, apply to the CED Venture Mentoring Program
for one-on-one mentorship to help your company grow. Sign up to attend free member-only receptions
and other signature workshops to connect with other entrepreneurs and resources. Check our Calendar of Events
frequently to search for topics of interest. Plus, contact CED
staff for specific questions and assistance in connecting with our vast network.
Professional Service Partners
Connect with our larger community by showcasing your expertise in a Member Spotlight
or Guest Column. Sign up to attend free member-only receptions
to get to know other members, as well as, industry forums and premier conferences showing local emerging companies.
Connect with up-and-coming entrepreneurs by attending North Carolina's premier entrepreneurial conferences; the CED Life Science Conference
and the CED Tech Venture Conference
. Angel investors can also attend biannual Angel Workshops and Dinners held by CED and it's partners in the angel community. Contact the CED staff
to discuss your investment portfolio and types of startups you're interested in connecting with. Also, check Calendar of Events
for upcoming opportunities. Mentor Partners
For memberships greater than $5,000 annually, companies are encouraged to speak to Robin Costello bout added benefits including corporate exposure at CED programs and events.