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collage of the six new Miller Fellows

Jun 2, 2020

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. 

closeup of a 3d printer creating a face shield

Jun 2, 2020

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. 

Lindsay Wrege gives a thumbs up in front of a conference sign

Jun 2, 2020

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. 

Nick Sischo chats while holding coffee in the entrepreneurship garage

May 26, 2020

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.  

Michael Bissell portrait

May 19, 2020

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. 

Johnny Davis in his Acorn Climbing workspace

May 12, 2020

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. 

entrepreneurship garage interior

Apr 14, 2020

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. 

Lulu egames winners pose with the mascots and a giant check

Apr 7, 2020

Lulu eGames Goes Digital

The Lulu eGames, NC State's annual startup competition sponsored by Lulu.com and supported by volunteer judges, has gone digital. Winners will be announced on NC State Entrepreneurship’s Facebook page April 8 at 6 p.m., with livestream Q&As to follow. 

2019-2020 e5x Recipient Katie Lawson

Mar 31, 2020

Blending the Technical and the Creative

NC State scholarship recipient Katie Lawson channels passions for engineering, entrepreneurship and more into activities that range from research in neural synchrony to Baja racing team business development. 

Chip Andrews watches Andrews Launch Accelerator participants

Mar 10, 2020

Poole Alumnus Robert ‘Chip’ Andrews Discusses Entrepreneurial Success, Leadership

In this video, NC State alumnus Robert “Chip” Andrews '66, former chairman and CEO of FMI Corporation and a current member of the university's Board of Trustees, discusses entrepreneurship and leadership. He and his wife, Lyn, established the NC State Andrews Launch Accelerator in 2016.