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Piedmont Triad Research Park
Anchored in historic downtown Winston-Salem and centered in the North Carolina Technology Corridor, the Piedmont Triad Research Park (PTRP) is a highly interactive, innovative community being developed to support life science and information technology research and development.

NC Biotechnology Center
The NC Biotechnology Center is a private, non profit corporation that provides grants in the areas of Science and Technology Development, Business and Technology Development, and Biotechnology Education and Training.

Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce promotes business development and serves as a leading resource for businesses in Forsyth County. The newly formed Small Business Commerce was created to serve as an educational and resource network for small business members. They have quarterly meetings, and special seminars such as Women's Business Roundtable and their Lunch and Learn Series.

P.T.E.N. (Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network)
The Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network (PTEN) is a new comprehensive entrepreneurial support organization designed to stimulate economic development through the creation and growth of high-growth companies in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. PTEN will focus its services in five major areas that will nurture new, emerging businesses and will help more established entrepreneurial companies succeed: networking, education and mentoring, business plan competitions, capital access and communications. PTEN also will work more closely with entrepreneurial organizations throughout the state and region to help entrepreneurs get access to all available resources throughout the area. Action Greensboro, Winston-Salem Alliance, High Point Partners and corporate sponsors will fund the initiative, which will combine the best entrepreneurial programs of the two leading entrepreneurial groups currently in the Triad, Piedmont Entrepreneurs Network (PEN) and Triad Entrepreneurial Initiative (TEI).

P.A.N. (Piedmont Angel Network)
The mission of the Piedmont Angel Network is to profit from investing in seed or early stages companies with significant growth potential, generating a return commensurate with the risk. This is being accomplished through a Member managed LLC, whereby the investors bring added value to the process. The value is added before, during and after the investment by calling upon their industry experience, functional experience and networks.
As a result of the above, the Piedmont Angel Network adds to the capital formation effort in the Greater Piedmont Triad Region, directly and indirectly, leading to a direct impact on regional economic development. The indirect capital formation results from Members investing additional capital along side the capital being invested by the Fund. Furthermore, this investment activity attracts the attention of other funds in NC, from other states and from overseas to our region. They want to create and protect an entrepreneur friendly (helpful) environment, keep their membership diverse, and always value members over money.

Venture Capital (V.C.)
Venture Capital helps connect entrepreneurs with investors to help finance their business plans. There are a number of Venture Capital Firms across the country.

A. C. N. (Angel Capital Network)
Angel Capital Network (ACN) is a boutique investment bank specializing in the private capital markets. We build long-term relationships with entrepreneurs and investors by helping them grow successful companies and profitable investments.