RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is accepting applications from companies interested in making presentations at its 2007 venture capital conference.

The conference is set for April 24-25 at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham, N.C.

Companies from across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic are eligible to apply.

“Our goal at Venture 2007 is to showcase the top investment opportunities in North Carolina and other East Coast innovation centers,” said CED President Monica Doss. “We welcome emerging growth companies from across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic to apply to present at CED’s nationally recognized conference.”

Early deadline for submission is Nov. 30. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 31.