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Johnny Davis leaning against a brick wall. Photo credit: Peyton Sickles

Mar 22, 2024

Boutique Eco Bouldering Gym to Open in Durham Central Park This Fall

NC State alumnus Johnny Davis actively participated in entrepreneurship programming during his time on campus, including the Miller Fellows, and worked as a technical assistant in the Entrepreneurship Garage. Now, he is launching a new sustainable climbing destination in Durham that will help encourage a culture of wellness and companionship among the city’s busy residents. 

Campus Gateway

Mar 11, 2024

Leaders Named to N.C. PSI Commercialization Council

The new council will inform the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative’s efforts to deliver to growers across North Carolina by helping provide access to transformational technologies and support tools. Stephen Markham, Goodnight Distinguished University Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the executive director of NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is co-chair of the council. 

Wolf Plaza during fall. Photo by Marc Hall

Mar 11, 2024

Building Something Big? It’s Time to Apply to the Andrews Launch Accelerator.

The NC State Acceleration Fund is the product of an extraordinary $1 million donation from Lyn and Chip Andrews. Through the fund, NC State allocates equity-free seed capital to startups that complete the Andrews Launch Accelerator. 

Fishery technicians working in a boat on the water

Mar 1, 2024

Five Questions With Erin Seekamp and Chris Osburn of the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative

Goodnight Distinguished Professor and Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (CRSI) Director Erin Seekamp and Professor and Director of the Blue Economy Innovation Program Chris Osburn discuss CRSI’s background, growth and how the initiative catalyzes transformation in a changing climate. 

Headshot of Dr. Kirkman.

Feb 27, 2024

Speaking the Language of Leadership

Distinguished Professor Bradley Kirkman is a leading expert in the field of leadership. His prolific work is as practical as it is visionary. 

The Memorial Belltower podcast logo.

Dec 12, 2023

Podcast: Extraordinary Entrepreneurship With Andy Albright

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by Andy Albright, an NC State alumnus, donor and board member, to discuss why he supports his alma mater and what kind of difference he is making. 

Miller Fellow Spotlight infographic

Nov 21, 2023

Q&A With Miller Fellow Edward Durham

A group of NC State alumni established the Miller Fellowship in honor of their professor, Tom Miller, to support entrepreneurial-minded students. Read how Durham, part of the 2023 cohort, utilized his time as a Miller Fellow to develop his brand presence through social media marketing. 

Fireworks behind the Memorial Belltower

Sep 12, 2023

From Ideas to Solutions

Six projects secured support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) this year, and for the first time in the CIF’s history, awardees will receive supplemental resources through local entrepreneur and investor Bill Spruill’s 2ndF Research Commercialization Fund. 

Shaun Deardorff wearing an NC State T-shirt

Sep 12, 2023

Q&A With Leazar Award Recipient Shaun Deardorff

Shaun Deardorff, a senior in aerospace engineering, is the 2023 recipient of the John and Linda Leazar Award in Entrepreneurship. This award supports NC State students who have demonstrated initiative and a commitment to entrepreneurial excellence in support of their own personal ambitions as well as the support of NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

Red Chair Chats infographic showing Chancellor Randy Woodson with members of 321 Coffee

Aug 8, 2023

Chancellor Woodson Talks Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship With 321 Coffee Founders

Chancellor Randy Woodson sits down with Park Scholar alumni Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans to talk about how NC State helped them launch their mission-driven coffee shop in episode six of Red Chair Chats.