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outline of wolf in talley student union

Feb 25, 2019

Andrews Launch Accelerator Accepting Applications from NC State Entrepreneurs

The application process is open for the 2019 Andrews Launch Accelerator at NC State. Students or recent alumni in any discipline who are interested in starting a business or are launching a startup are welcome to apply. The program, powered by the NC State Acceleration Fund, helps thinkers and doers jump start their entrepreneurial journey. 

Centennial Campus

Jan 22, 2019

NC State Expands HQ Raleigh Partnership

A partnership expansion on Centennial Campus will offer a broad range of workspaces and collaboration for students and professionals seeking an inspiring work environment. Approximately 20,000 square feet of industrial space in the Partners I building will become the new home of NC State's Entrepreneurship Garage while providing HQ Raleigh another location for its growing entrepreneurial co-working ecosystem. 

Chris Williams

Jan 15, 2019

A Winning Start: College of Design Alum Wins Apprenticeship with Adidas

Alumnus Chris Williams is heading for the West Coast and a footwear design apprenticeship at Adidas after winning one of three spots in a competition against 1,000 other designers in the international Adidas Design Academy competition. Williams, who participated in the Entrepreneurship Initiative while on campus as a College of Design student, will head to Portland, Oregon, this fall. 

Malcolm Benitz

Jan 8, 2019

Recent Graduates Credit Think and Do with Healthcare Startup Success

Malcolm Benitz, Michael Rosenberg and Chase Ballard founded Medicom as NC State undergrads, and now the company is providing a better way for medical providers to safely and securely share patient information. The alumni have secured funding from the Wolfpack Investor Network and were part of the first class to participate in the Andrews Launch Accelerator. 

Copper Wolf on Central Campus in the fall

Nov 27, 2018

Measuring the Role of Social Networks in Entrepreneurship

Working closely with NC State's Entrepreneurship Clinic and with private funding support, a team of researchers in the Poole College of Management has begun a two-year project aimed at developing and validating new metrics focused on social network embeddedness and on social network engagement. 

students work in entrepreneurship garage

Nov 20, 2018

NC State Ranks No. 11 Nationwide for Undergraduate Entrepreneurship

Bolstered by generous philanthropic support that created initiatives such as the Andrews Launch Accelerator, the Miller Fellows, the Albright Entrepreneur Village and a number of endowed distinguished professorships, NC State has been ranked by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine as a top undergraduate school for entrepreneurship studies. 

Bee Downtown Apiary

Oct 9, 2018

Centennial Campus Bee Apiary: Partnerships for a Sustainable Future

Numerous sponsors helped launch the Centennial Campus apiary last year, and it continues to thrive thanks to alumna and Bee Downtown CEO Leigh-Kathryn Bonner and others. More than 150,000 honeybees have produced about 200 pounds of honey, and Bonner says NC State's focus on sustainability is one of the reasons the apiary has been successful. 

Andrews Accelerator participants network at the HQ Capital Club

Sep 4, 2018

Mentor Support: A Key Takeaway for 2018 Andrews Launch Accelerator Participants

Teams in the 2018 Andrews Launch Accelerator program and the Dr. Thomas Kenan Miller III Fellows Program recently participated in the Andrews Launch Accelator pitch night. Both programs provide critical mentorship support and fresh perspective to student startup teams and are made possible through the philanthropy of NC State alumni, including Chip and Lyn Andrews, Billy Nussey and Chris Evans. 

Copper Wolf on Central Campus in the fall

Sep 4, 2018

Capturing the Think and Do Spirit: NC State Entrepreneurship Reports on Successful First Year

NC State's Entrepreneurship alliance accomplished quite a bit in 2017-18, from the launch of its virtual home to its inclusion in the university's implementation plan for the Pathway to the Future strategic vision. The program is working on new initiatives to enhance co-curricular support through hands-on learning opportunities. 

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.