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Tag: Entrepreneurship

The Atomo team Ryan Kelley, Aidan Special, Bryan Cooper, David Flowers and Matthew Burke

Aug 28, 2018

Using Smart Spaces

A group of NC State entrepreneurs has launched Atomo, a startup company leveraging indoor spatial intelligence to save energy and improve the indoor experience. The student-alumni group includes two Park Scholars and has benefited from the Andrews Launch Accelerator, Entrepreneurship Garage, Miller Fellows and other programs with private support. 

Entrepalooza red, gray, and yellow logo

Aug 21, 2018

Entrepreneurship in Action: Miller Fellows to Exhibit at Entrepalooza

The 2018 Miller Fellows class will be among exhibitors at NC State's Entrepalooza event Sept. 13. Ventures include a new way to speed up the aging process of alcohol, a travel solution to prevent soap spills, a spatial intelligence platform, a cryptocurrency trading operation, a solution to optimize food distribution and an app that makes workouts more engaging. 

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner tends to an apiary

Aug 7, 2018

Social Innovator Leigh-Kathryn Bonner

There is plenty of buzz about Miller Fellow Leigh-Kathryn Bonner. The 2015 NC State graduate started Bee Downtown as a student and has since installed beehives at more than 50 companies as a way to save honey bee populations. In a College of Humanities and Social Sciences "How I Think and Do" video, Bonner talks about how her international studies degree informed her business plans and about the boost she got from across campus as she created and grew her “bees-ness.” 

Emily Neville at work station with coffee and laptop

Jul 17, 2018

A Foundation for Innovation

NC State empowers Park Scholar – and CEO of her own business – Emily Neville to channel her passion for entrepreneurship. 

Jun 12, 2018

Meet the 2018 Miller Fellows

Seven young innovators have been chosen as 2018 Miller Fellows. The program (which also honors Dr. Tom Miller, senior vice provost for academic outreach and entrepreneurship) provides financial support and other opportunities to NC State student entrepreneurs who commit to developing their startups full-time in the six months following graduation. 

May 29, 2018

Four Startup Teams Begin Andrews Launch Accelerator Program

On May 14, four teams of NC State student entrepreneurs began a 15-week program designed to help them successfully launch their startup ventures. They were selected from more than 25 applicants for the 2018 Andrews Launch Accelerator Program, which was made possible through a gift from Lyn and Chip Andrews. 

May 1, 2018

A Continuing Buzz of Excitement

The buzz surrounding NC State alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner’s company isn’t dying down. Since her participation in several entrepreneurship programs that enjoy private support and her 2015 graduation, Bonner has grown Bee Downtown to $350,000 in annual revenue. She recently garnered an impressive new recognition, being selected as one of Inc.’s 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs under 30. 

Oct 4, 2017

Honoring a Tireless Champion

Inspired by the impact that longtime faculty member Tom Miller and the Entrepreneurship Initiative have made on their lives and careers, a group of NC State alumni has established the Dr. Thomas K. Miller III Fellows Endowment to support entrepreneurial minded students. 

Aug 14, 2017

A Life-Changing Leader

Tom Miller — the McPherson Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering Entrepreneurship at NC State — channels philanthropy to provide extraordinary student experiences including the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program and an annual spring break trip to Silicon Valley. 

Mar 27, 2017

Extraordinary Entrepreneurship

Junior Michael Rosenberg and fellow NC State students have repurposed technology that historically facilitated illegal peer-to-peer file sharing for good. Their company, Medicom, is tackling a health care challenge that significantly impacts both costs and patient care.