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Entrepreneurship

WIN members sit at desks and listen to pitches

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. 

Exterior of Nelson Hall, home of the Poole College of Management.

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. 

Aeva Labs team leaders Zach Fearnside, Steven Guido and Kevin Jeanneret at the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic

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. 

Participants in the Accelerator gather around their laptops

Jun 11, 2019

Three Teams Begin 2019 Andrews Launch Accelerator

The 2019 Andrews Launch Accelerator cohort has begun three months of intensive learning sessions and mentoring at the Entrepreneurship Clinic. In 2016, NC State alumnus Chip Andrews and his wife Lyn established the NC State Acceleration Fund that awards grants annually to student startup companies. Lelon Winstead, an alum and member of the Wolfpack Investor Network, is assisting as a mentor. 

students work in entrepreneurship garage

May 31, 2019

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. 

tom MIller

May 28, 2019

Six NC State Students Selected for the Miller Fellowship

Six of NC State's most entrepreneurial May graduates have been selected as the 2019 Miller Fellows cohort. For these students, the next six months will be a challenging but rewarding journey as they put Think and Do into action, developing their startups full time. Established in 2014 and supported by private gifts, the Miller Fellows Program provides "rent and ramen" to graduates who want to pursue entrepreneurial ventures. 

Tea Blumer with Tom Miller and Lulu COO Kathy Hengen

May 28, 2019

Success by Design

May 2019 graduate Téa Blumer's time as an art and design student at NC State equipped her for success as an entrepreneur. Her app, iScribble, won top honors in the Arts Venture category at the 2019 Lulu eGames and she will return to NC State as a Miller Fellow. 

Asa Augustin

May 7, 2019

Engineering a Passion for Service

Asa Augustin graduated in 2019 with an engineering degree — and a commitment to helping others — thanks to extraordinary experiences in the Goodnight Scholars Program. 

Charles Eason

Apr 16, 2019

Coastal Entrepreneur – And CALS Senior

Charles Eason was one of the first students to sign up for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics' pilot program in entrepreneurship. When he graduates this spring, Eason will be one of the program's first success stories. Private support has helped Eason create a mobile shell hatchery for oyster and clams. 

Lulu eGames presenters

Apr 9, 2019

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.