Poole College Announces the 2020 Andrews Launch Accelerator Participants
The Andrews Launch Accelerator, established through the generosity of Chip and Lyn Andrews, will support five new student- and alumni-led startups over the course of the upcoming 14-week program.
Meet Andrew Buchmeier – Student Ambassador and Entrepreneur
To Andrew Buchmeier, entrepreneurship means “going out and taking a risk." NC State's entrepreneurship offerings helped him do just that over the course his four years on campus, from creating his own business to traveling to Silicon Valley.
Entrepreneurs Flexing with the Times
Park Scholar alumna and entrepreneur Emily Neville is ensuring her company, Reborn Clothing Co., stays people-focused during the pandemic. Neville is spearheading the Triangle Bundle Project, through which North Carolinians can buy bundles of products to support local businesses, and donating 15% of proceeds of her company's T-shirt sales to help the Carolina Textile District produce PPE for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.
Six NC State Alumni Entrepreneurs Selected for the 2020 Miller Fellowship
Meet the year's Miller Fellows, six May graduates whose startups range from a custom protein shake company to an app that connects people in new places to interpreters. Created in 2014 by Dr. Tom Miller and endowed in his honor in 2017 by a generous group of former students, the program provides access to mentors and industry professionals, continued access to the Entrepreneurship Garage and a monthly stipend.
Entrepreneur Student Gives Back by Making PPE for Healthcare Workers
Hartley LeRoy has been a fixture in NC State’s Entrepreneurial scene over the past four years. He lived in the Albright Entrepreneurship Village and was a finalist in Entrepalooza’s Minute to Pitch It Competition and the Lulu eGames two years in a row. Now a graduate student in the College of Engineering, he has been granted special permission to work in the Entrepreneurship Garage making face shields for front-line health care workers.
321 Coffee Presents at Entrepreneurship Conference in Palm Springs
Earlier this year, support from the NC State Entrepreneurship Fund helped Park Scholar Lindsay Wrege present her story about starting 321 Coffee at the Altitude Summit in Palm Springs.
Senior Prepared to Launch After Graduation
Joining the makerspace program in his first year led Nick Sischo to experience all that NC State Entrepreneurship offers, including Wolf Den, Make-A-Thon, LuLu eGames, Albright Entrepreneur Village and being an NC State Entrepreneurship Scholar. Because of these impactful opportunities, he's ready to launch his career at a Raleigh startup.
Meet Michael Bissell – Student Ambassador, Speaker and Author
The Impact Leadership Village, NC State Entrepreneurship, ambassador programs and the Poole College of Management philanthropy council are just a few of the experiences Michael Bissell '20 enjoyed during his time at NC State.
Graduating Senior Moving on to Miller Fellowship
Johnny Davis, who just graduated from the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, will be hanging around NC State for a while longer. He was recently named a Miller Fellow for the 2020–2021 cohort. For the next six months, Davis and five other fellows will receive a monthly stipend to support them in their startup ventures through the Dr. Thomas Kenan Miller III Fellows Program, which supports recent NC State graduates as they develop into stronger entrepreneurial thinkers and build their ventures in a supportive and engaging peer environment.
A New Chapter to Honor the Memory of an Entrepreneur
Ragini and Ishwar Murarka have created the Sameer Murarka Entrepreneurship Award Endowment at NC State in memory of their son's passion for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.