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We’re excited to highlight Jeanine Fry, a winner of this year's VenturePack Challenge. Having completed her master’s degree at the Wilson College of Textiles, she founded Loom3d which integrates fabric production and garment construction into a seamless process, addressing waste and overproduction in the apparel industry. With awards from the NC IDEA MICRO grant and NC State’s Venture Pack Challenge, Loom3d is on track to revolutionize sustainable fashion by creating environmentally friendly, comfortable, and sensory-friendly clothing. 🌱👖 @ncstatewilson

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The e5x Scholarship is a merit-based award for undergraduate entrepreneurs at NC State, prioritizing under-represented students and those interested in tech startups. We are excited to announce Jaxon Davis as the 2024 recipient of the e5x scholarship! Jaxon is dedicated to sustainability and environmental friendliness, embracing exploration and learning. At NC State, he founded the @CampusThriftStore, driving initiatives like the university's first thrift store and a popular vintage market, with events generating significant community support.

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You can now enter the 2024 NC Asian American Coalition & ILF Young Entrepreneurship Contest! Young innovators are invited to showcase their entrepreneurial talents and tackle the theme, "Great Challenges Require Greater Solutions." Open to all high school and college students, this contest focuses on how AI can transform the future of humanity. Make sure to apply by July 25, 11:59 pm. The awards ceremony will take place August 4. 🚀

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