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Tech Venture 2015

What is the 2015 CED Tech Venture Conference?

As the premier tech event in the Southeast, the CED Tech Venture Conference reflects the vibrant entrepreneurial community that exists in one of the nation’s rising technology hubs, attracting over 800 entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders and domain experts from across the nation.

In addition to bringing in top industry leaders as speakers and panelists, the CED Tech Venture Conference showcases the most promising emerging NC companies and facilitates key connections with a diverse group of investors. In 2014, over 60 venture funds joined us for the conference, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Azure Capital, Comcast Ventures, and Greycroft.

At the CED Tech Venture Conference, engage with industry leaders, radical thinkers, and trail-blazing entrepreneurs on the disruptive innovations that are transforming the way in which we live, work and play and learn what the future holds for all things tech.

When and where will the 2015 CED Tech Venture Conference Take Place?

The 2015 CED Tech Venture Conference will be held September 15-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

General Information: (919) 996-8500


The CED Tech Venture Conference attracts a diverse group of 800+ industry leaders, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts from around the nation, including:

  • Entrepreneurs leading high-growth companies in mobile, ecommerce, digital health, advanced materials, new media/entertainment, IoT, data/analytics, and other tech-enabled services
  • Investors including Growth, VC, Corporate, Angel, and individual investors
  • Corporate Leaders
  • Nationally recognized industry leaders
  • Tech enthusiasts
  • Press/Media

Sponsorship packages vary and can be viewed here (coming soon). To inquire about pricing, please contact Robin Costello via email at or by phone at (919) 226-0464.

Check the registration page for early bird rates (through June 30th)!

Startup & Entrepreneur Attendees | $250
CED Members | $450
Non-Member attendees | $550

**Prices will increase on-site at the conference.

CED is the network that helps Triangle entrepreneurs build successful companies.

Powered by a community of people inspired by entrepreneurship, CED’s membership includes a wide range of startup companies, maturing entrepreneurial companies, corporate partners, investors, academics, service providers, and individuals interested in entrepreneurship.

CED provides education, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through:

  • Conferences – Tech Venture and Life Science
  • the Venture Mentoring Service
  • Forums
  • Workshops
  • Network-building Programs
  • Investor Introductions

CED is the lead communicator and scorekeeper of successful entrepreneurship in the Triangle.  CED is one of the foremost entrepreneurial activity data collectors in the U.S. – identifying trends, presenting interesting findings, and mapping North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through the CED “Innovators Report.” 

What is the nearest airport?

Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) is the nearest airport to the Raleigh Convention Center.

Where can I stay?

The Marriott City Center and Sheraton Raleigh Hotel are both convenient to the Raleigh Convention Center. We have secured a discounted block rate at the Marriott hotel for conference attendees- see link below to reserve your room by August 25, 2015.

Marriott City Center
$179/night- Book by August 25th
500 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Phone: 919-833-1120

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Phone 919-834-9900 (No Block Rate)

How do I check in to the conference when I arrive?

The 2015 CED Tech Venture Conference registration areas will be clearly marked and remain open from 9:00am on Tuesday, September 15th through 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 16th.  All attendees may be asked to submit a business card and/or to present photographic identification upon arrival to the conference.

Am I allowed to record any of the conference sessions or events?

No, any unauthorized recording of the 2015 CED Tech Venture Conference sessions or events is strictly prohibited.

Will anyone be taking pictures during the conference?

Yes, pictures will be taken during the conference. By registering for the conference, you acknowledge that there is a possibility your picture may be taken.