With dozens of accelerators and Startup Weekends in cities around the world, Techstars Founder David Cohen has been frontlining the international entrepreneurial movement for years. In doing so, he has garnered an international draw for his brand that presides it all.

And this September in Raleigh, Cohen will bring his fierce advocacy for entrepreneurship to local technology and startup leaders attending the Council for Entrepreneurial Development’s Tech Venture Conference. He’ll be joined by other figures of relevance to the technology community in North Carolina and beyond.

Every year in preparation for its annual conference, CED uses its connections to round up rising stars to represent the state’s startup discipline and spread awareness of the technology landscape to a multi-regional and even national audience.

And the 2017 iteration of the conference continues that rigor.

Taking the stage are Triangle business leaders like PrecisionHawk CEO Michael Chasen and serial entrepreneur, investor and Techstars EIR Chris Heivly.

They’re joined by nationally known figures who are all tied to the North Carolina startup scene in some way. In addition to Cohen, Mark Fernandes of Sierra Ventures and Accel Partners’ Alex Estevez will also speak at the event..

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