Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)


    The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is the national leadership organization and the voice of microenterprise development. By providing cutting edge training, knowledge sharing, Federal and State public policy and advocacy, and communications, AEO empowers a community of nearly 500 member organizations to be uniquely effective in serving the needs of microentrepreneurs who do not have access to traditional sources of business education or capital.

    The Council of Entrepreneurial Development (CED)


      The Council of Entrepreneurial Development identifies, enables and promotes high growth, high impact entrepreneurial companies and accelerates the entrepreneurial culture of the Research Triangle and North Carolina.

      RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship


        The RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship strives to be the focal point for efforts to stimulate and support private and public entrepreneurship development in communities throughout rural America.

        Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council


          An initiative of the AdvantageWest Economic Development Group, the Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council is a nurturing organization for entrepreneurs in Western North Carolina, creating homegrown jobs and growing the region's economy.

          Blue Ridge Angel Investor Network


            Blue Ridge Angel Investor Network is a group of individual accredited angel investors. Its mission is to provide opportunities for members to obtain outstanding financial returns by investing in innovative companies with a presence in western North Carolina or a willingness to relocate or expand to the region, and that have intellectual property, job creation potential and realistic exit strategies.

            Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network

            7025 Albert Pick Rd
            Greensboro NC 27409

              The Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network (PTEN) provides mentoring, programs and access to capital for high-growth, high-impact companies. Triad Entrepreneurial Initiative (TEI), serves Forsyth, Davie, Yadkin, Surry, Stokes, and Rockingham Counties