Council For Entrepreneurial Development Announces Medtech 2009 Conference Sponsors

Research Triangle Park, NC, May 13, 2009 --( Joan Siefert Rose, president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) (, a private, nonprofit organization that promotes entrepreneurial efforts in the Triangle region of North Carolina, has announced sponsors for CED’s Medtech 2009 conference, scheduled for Thursday, May 14 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, located at 1 Towerview Drive in Durham, N.C.

CED’s Medtech 2009 is the only conference dedicated to advances in medical technologies in the Southeast, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, vendors and suppliers to address industry issues. For more information, or to register for the conference, visit

CED’s Medtech 2009 include:

Lunch Sponsor:

Design Sponsor:
Cassell Design

Web Hosting Sponsor:
Hosted Solutions

Online Sponsor:
Preation Web Experts

Mobile Technology Sponsor:

Wire Sponsor:
Business Wire

Public Relations Sponsor:
MMI Associates, Inc.

Signage Sponsor:
Cranky Creative Group

Gold Sponsors:
Averion International Corp.
Business Leader
Business North Carolina
Hughes Pittman & Gupton, L.L.P.
IDEA Fund Partners
Laser Image Corporate Printing
NC Magazine
Telegenics Media Productions, Inc.
Triangle Business Journal

Silver Sponsors:
Alston & Bird, L.L.P.
Deloitte & Touche, L.L.P.
Eclipse Group
Forma Industrial Design
Health Sector Management Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
Harbert Venture Partners
New Science Insurance
Passe Intellectual Property, LLC
Smith & Nephew
Wake County Economic Development
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton, L.L.P.

“The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is pleased to have such prestigious companies support our Medtech 2009 conference,” said Rose. “With the support of our sponsors, this second annual Medtech conference is sure to be a great success.”

About the Council for Entrepreneurial Development:
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high-growth, high-impact companies and accelerate the region’s entrepreneurial culture. Headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, CED is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation with more than 5,500 active members. CED provides know-how, networking, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, programs and web-based resources. CED has helped entrepreneurs, investors, service partners, researchers and public policy makers in diverse emerging industries and at all stages of development – from high-tech, production-based organizations to service companies, from one-person start-ups to 1,000-person businesses. For more information, visit

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600

Council for Entrepreneurial Development
Patty Briguglio