NC State’s New Entrepreneurship Garage: Primed for Innovation
NC State’s commitment to supporting entrepreneurs has led to the establishment of a new co-working and prototyping space. The Entrepreneurship Garage, previously tucked away in the Wolf Ridge Apartments, has moved into a space specifically designed for students to work side-by-side with real-world entrepreneurs in HQ Raleigh’s Centennial Campus location. Funded in part by private donations, the Entrepreneurship Initiative is helping the next generation of thinkers and doers turn their ideas into reality.
Wolfpack Investor Network Surpasses $10 Million in Capital Deployed
NC State's largest angel investing network has reached $10 million in capital deployed since its inception in December 2016. The 18 companies who have received funding carry strong university ties and are led by founders putting Think and Do to work every day in their respective industries.
Wolfpack Power Moves – A Glance At Student Endeavors
All across campus, NC State entrepreneurs are fostering innovative ideas, creating products, pursuing ventures and impacting the Wolfpack community. These students are developing their entrepreneurial mindset both inside and outside the classroom. See how private support and entrepreneurship programs are helping students pursue their dreams.
2019 Lulu eGames Winners Announced
Entrepreneurship supporters gathered in Stewart Theatre recently for the Lulu eGames, NC State's annual startup competition, which enjoys donor support. Winning teams were selected based on combined scores from a business plan and in-person pitch.
Creating Value for Wolfpack Investors – and Students
The opportunities offered by the Jenkins MBA program's Technology Entrepreneurship Commercialization Scholars program drew Gary Sanguinetti from New Jersey to North Carolina. Now in his second year of the program, Sanguinetti is training to re-enter the entrepreneurship sector and happy to collaborate with others in the Wolfpack Investor Network.
Andrews Launch Accelerator Accepting Applications from NC State Entrepreneurs
The application process is open for the 2019 Andrews Launch Accelerator at NC State. Students or recent alumni in any discipline who are interested in starting a business or are launching a startup are welcome to apply. The program, powered by the NC State Acceleration Fund, helps thinkers and doers jump start their entrepreneurial journey.
NC State Expands HQ Raleigh Partnership
A partnership expansion on Centennial Campus will offer a broad range of workspaces and collaboration for students and professionals seeking an inspiring work environment. Approximately 20,000 square feet of industrial space in the Partners I building will become the new home of NC State's Entrepreneurship Garage while providing HQ Raleigh another location for its growing entrepreneurial co-working ecosystem.
A Winning Start: College of Design Alum Wins Apprenticeship with Adidas
Alumnus Chris Williams is heading for the West Coast and a footwear design apprenticeship at Adidas after winning one of three spots in a competition against 1,000 other designers in the international Adidas Design Academy competition. Williams, who participated in the Entrepreneurship Initiative while on campus as a College of Design student, will head to Portland, Oregon, this fall.
Recent Graduates Credit Think and Do with Healthcare Startup Success
Malcolm Benitz, Michael Rosenberg and Chase Ballard founded Medicom as NC State undergrads, and now the company is providing a better way for medical providers to safely and securely share patient information. The alumni have secured funding from the Wolfpack Investor Network and were part of the first class to participate in the Andrews Launch Accelerator.
Measuring the Role of Social Networks in Entrepreneurship
Working closely with NC State's Entrepreneurship Clinic and with private funding support, a team of researchers in the Poole College of Management has begun a two-year project aimed at developing and validating new metrics focused on social network embeddedness and on social network engagement.