On May 17, 1984 CED held its first large event for NC entrepreneurs. Thirty-three years later, we’re honoring the founders of CED, its founding companies and supporters, and all those who are active in our community today.
Celebrate the second class of the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame -- Class of 2017 announced soon!
At this celebration, we will recognize these leaders in our network who have made significant impact on the growth of the ecosystem, or brought a game-changing innovation to life, and are dedicated to the future success of entrepreneurship in North Carolina. 

Re-live the inaugural Founders Day Celebration and learn more about our first class of Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductees: Dennis Dougherty, Dennis Gillings, Fred Hutchison, and Bob Young.

Party with us under a big tent at The Frontier! 
Enjoy free drinks and grab some food while you mingle with fellow members, peers, and entrepreneurial community leaders.

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