Entrepreneurship

Dec 3, 2019

Jon Carr Discusses the Success of NC State Entrepreneurship

Jon Carr, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, was featured on WRAL during the On the Record segment to discuss the growth and success of entrepreneurship at NC State. NC State entrepreneurship start-ups have generated $1.2 billion in added income to the state economy and, currently, there are 31 start-up companies housed in the new NC State Entrepreneurship Garage.

Nov 19, 2019

2020 Princeton Review Rankings Reflect Efforts to Unite, Advance Entrepreneurship Across Campus

Recognition in the 2020 Princeton Review rankings in entrepreneurship highlights the investment NC State, with donor support, is making in entrepreneurship across campus. The university ranked 10th in the country for undergraduate entrepreneurship and 21st for graduate programs. The Princeton Review collects upwards of 60 self-reported data points to establish a full perspective as to what entrepreneurship on campus looks like from the student and faculty perspectives, as well as how both groups engage in off-campus events such as competitions.

Oct 29, 2019

A ‘Big Red Letter’ Changed Everything

Nutrition science major Dorcas Mabiala’s extraordinary experiences at NC State have included undergraduate research and involvement with the Albright Entrepreneurs Village, University Tutorial Center and TRIO Support Services.

Oct 15, 2019

Andrews Launch Accelerator: Season Four Reflects Growth in the Program and Startup Teams

NC State alumnus Chip Andrews, a current member of the Board of Trustees, reflects on working with the fourth cohort of local entrepreneurs through the Andrews Launch Accelerator. The program was established thanks to a $1 million gift commitment from Andrews and his wife Lyn.

Oct 8, 2019

NC State Announces First Scholarship in Entrepreneurship

The e5x Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for student entrepreneurs, endowed by NC State alumna and founder of Neo IP JiNan Glasgow George on the university's first Day of Giving. This year’s recipient is Katie Lawson, a sophomore in the College of Engineering who is studying industrial and systems engineering.

Oct 1, 2019

Members of Poole Latinx Community Share Their Stories

A Gilman Scholarship recipient, an alumnus of the Entrepreneurship Mentors Network and two first-generation scholars are among the students and alumni sharing their stories for Poole College of Management's celebration of Latinx Heritage Month.

Sep 10, 2019

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.

Jul 23, 2019

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.

Jul 9, 2019

Andrews Launch Accelerator Helps Put WAAM Founder on Track for Fall Launch

Karly Pavlinac, a 2017 NC State graduate, is turning frustration with step-by-step fitness instructions into a startup. WAAM, or We Are A Movement, offers top fitness trainers a toolbox for monetizing their fan base, along with a community. Pavlinac met a key investor during her participation in the 2018 Andrews Launch Accelerator, a program supported by Poole College of Management alumnus Chip Andrews and his wife Lyn.

Jun 25, 2019

2018 Andrews Launch Accelerator’s Aeva Labs is Taking Off

Andrews Launch Accelerator participants founded Aeva Labs in 2018, aiming to find a way to help distillers accelerate the production of liquor. A year after the launch, the company is taking off. A gift from NC State alumnus Chip Andrews and his wife Lyn established the NC State Acceleration Fund in 2016. Awards support student startup companies.