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CED is excited to announce that companies can now APPLY for the Venture Connect 2022 Summit. If selected, your company will have the opportunity to gain premium exposure as you take the stage in front of investors, corporate partners, ecosystem resources, and potential talent.
Now in it’s 38th year, CED is excited to reinstate a live, in-person event where Life Science and Technology communities intersect.  This summit aims to highlight innovation across the Southeast and create an environment where powerful connections are made. If you are an early stage or scaling company seeking investment, talent or customers we encourage you to apply. 

Who Should Apply? 

Companies that are building scalable companies in the Technology, Food Innovation, Consumer Goods and Life Science sectors. We have listed more specific focus areas below. 
Here are some examples of areas of focus: 

Life Science


Food Innovation & Consumer

Bio Pharma

Advanced Materials


Bio Tech


Alternative Proteins

Digital Health


Animal Health

Drug Delivery

Automotive & Transport



Big Data

Consumer Products


Business Intelligence

Health Consumer

Medical Devices

Cloud Computing

Pet Innovation

Precision Medicine


Plant Science


Data Analytics

Traceability & Supply Chain



Waste & Recycling








Green/Clean Energy


IoT & Smart Devices




Marketing Tech




Real Estate Tech







Selection Process 

All applications are due by January 17, 2022. Each application is reviewed in detail and companies will be notified of the status of their applications no later than February 7th. CED will  make rolling announcements of featured companies in February, as confirmations are received.  
This is your opportunity to make your company stand out from the competition, tell us about your journey and how you are making waves in your industry. We look forward to learning about your company! 

The application process should take around 30-45 minutes. You may save and return to the application by clicking the button above. It will prompt you to create a login and password that you can use to access your application. The deadline to submit your company application is January 17, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact Hunter Young at hyoung@cednc.org.
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