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Community Event of Interest: CED Life Science Conference

February 27 - February 28

$275 - $800

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is hosting the 27th annual CED Life Science Conference on February 27-28, 2018 in Raleigh, NC. As the premier life science event in the Southeast, the conference attracts nearly 1,000 attendees including trailblazing entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders, and industry visionaries from across the nation. This highly-anticipated gathering of the life science community boasts a first-class agenda featuring game-changing thought leadership from keynote speakers and expert panels, showcases the most exciting and innovative NC-based life science companies, and connects these companies to a diverse group of venture capital and corporate investors through high-value networking opportunities including one-on-one partnering software.

New in 2018! CED is partnering with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and Duke University to bring the 2018 Coulter Investment Forum to the Raleigh Convention Center, taking place in conjunction with the CED Life Science Conference. The Coulter Investment Forum will feature presentations from up to 20 life science companies representing a dozen top-tier universities from across the U.S. In parallel, the CED Life Science Conference will showcase over 25 companies on the main ballroom stage, including a few of the Coulter companies. In CED’s Innovation Room, all of the Coulter companies will be exhibited along with over 50 companies chosen by CED’s selection committee for in-person networking with all attendees.

The CED Life Science Conference is presented in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and NCBIO. For more information regarding the conference and registration please visit the CED conference website.

Making Connections to Accelerate Growth
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) connects entrepreneurial companies with high-value resources to accelerate business growth. CED services and programs (including Connections to Capital, Venture Mentoring, and signature conferences) empower member companies to go further faster. Partners of CED are fueling tomorrow’s success stories by investing in today’s ecosystem.

With over 400 active member companies, CED is the largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs in the country. CED’s membership includes a wide range of entrepreneurial companies, maturing enterprises, corporate partners, investors, academics, service providers and other organizations interested in entrepreneurship. Take some time to meet a few of the stars of our network, and be sure to check out our newsfeed for the latest industry developments.

As a leading data collector of entrepreneurial activity in the US, CED identifies trends, presents findings, and maps North Carolina’s flourishing ecosystem through the CED Innovators Report.




Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom
500 S Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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