GREENSBORO- The Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network will support innovation and progress at EntreConnect: North Carolina Connects. The event will take place on September 14 at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro.

The program will go from 11am until 1:30pm. Highlighted speakers include:

  • Dr. Christy Shaffer (Durham), CEO, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, and Chairman of the Board, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED)
  • C. Jack Sheffield Jr.,(Winston-Salem) Managing Director for Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown in Winston-Salem; Board of Directors, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED).
  • Dr. Robert McMahan (Chapel Hill), Senior Advisor to the Governor, Science and Technology Executive Director, NC Board of Science and Technology (Dr. McMahan’s “North Carolina’s Innovation Capacity and the Economy: Nano Tech, Science and Technology-based Economic Development Policy” is now available in .pdf format for downloading at
  • LUNCH KEYNOTE: Dave Rizzo (Durham), CEO, NC IDEA. The NC Innovative Development for Economic Advancement (NC IDEA) provides grants, loans and traditional venture capital to help young companies between seed funding and Series A financing
  • Moderator: Ben Salt Vice President of Public Policy and Communications
    Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce