Gearing up for its 25th venture capital conference, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development put out a call for presenting companies on Monday.

The first deadline for application submission is January 11. Overall, applications will be accepted through February 8.

Startups in the southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are eligible to apply.

Presenters at CED events have raised more than $1.2 billion since 2001, with some $600 million coming over the past three years.

The conference is set for April 16-18 at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham.

“Since CED is celebrating the 25th year for the annual Venture conference our goal is to showcase the top investment opportunities across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic,” said CED President Monica Doss. “We welcome emerging growth companies across various industries to apply to present at CED’s nationally recognized conference.”

In order to increase the opportunity of being selected, the CED said companies should submit applications as soon as possible.