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Ranked #1 in the Southeast for Entrepreneurship Education

NC State is ranked No.1 in the Southeast and No. 15 in the nation for both undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs by The Princeton Review and ​Entrepreneur ​magazine for 2022.

Learn Why 

eGames Application is Now Live!

Interested in throwing your hat in the ring for a chance to win cash prizes for your startup? Learn about the 2022 eGames and rules for applying.

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Come prototype with us!

Located on Centennial Campus, the Entrepreneurship Garage is a place for students to explore their entrepreneurial ideas and interests. Members can enjoy our co-working space with amenities and create their ventures in the prototyping lab.

Dr. Gary Beckman, the Director of Entrepreneurial Studies in the Arts within @ncstatemusic, has recently published a new textbook, The New Arts Entrepreneur. 

This textbook is designed to have an arts-first approach while helping students build their entrepreneurial toolkit. It focuses on an venture sustainability and decision-making specific to arts entrepreneurship. 

Learn more about the textbook and the program with the link in our bio.

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"I was very confused on what to do in my life, like how a normal 13 year old should be until I saw the CEO of Google, Sunder Pichai, give a speech on innovation and entrepreneurship. As soon as I heard the word entrepreneurship, it gave me like a rush — like I wanted to do something in it. Since that day, I have been participating in a dozen of competitions,  exploring my entrepreneurial ability to the fullest.

The turning point in my journey as an entrepreneur was when COVID hit. I opened my first business at the age of 16 going against my dad and friends as they believed I was too young for all this. However, I used up all my savings, performed all the business operations from funding to marketing—to be honest, I didn't know anything about startups but that's the fun. I was learning along my journey. I was successful in getting a pretty good result at my first stage, but I didn't have enough funds to continue so I had to shut down. I learned a lot and since that day, I have been helping many small businesses in their ventures.

NC State Entrepreneurship has helped me develop and grow my entrepreneurial abilities a lot. Events like the Entrepalooza and Make-A-Thon helped me unleash my creativity and come up with some amazing ideas. I was also able to build a very strong network in my first semester itself by going to events like the mentorship meetup and speed networking. My vision is to not just start any other online store, I want to create something that brings a big impact in this society and I hope to achieve that with the help of NC State Entrepreneurship."

#FacesofthePack Meet Jagrit Tulsyan (@jagrittulsyan), a freshman studying business administration at @ncstatepoole.
Pro-Series: Make It, Snap It, Sell It gives students the opportunity to gain the skills to create something in our prototyping lab, get hands-on training on how to professionally photograph the item, and ultimately get the tools you need to sell it. 

The first session is on Feb. 1 from 11 am - 12 pm at the Garage. Space is limited so sign up now!

Sign up with the link in our bio!

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eGames is NC State's annual startup competition that awards over $100,000 to NC State entrepreneurs every spring semester!

🚀 With two tracks of competition — "Think" and "Do" — students can compete with an idea or early-stage business or they can compete with an established startup. 

To learn more about the rules and ask your questions join us for an info session with the link in our bio.

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Does your new year's resolution revolve around exploring entrepreneurship? It's a good thing you found us! 

Check out recommendations from @ncstatepoole professor, Dr. Jeffrey Pollack, to get a full list of entrepreneurship resources from books to tedtalks to podcasts and more!

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🚀 Make-A-Thon
📆 Jan. 27 - Jan. 30
🚨 Applications due JAN. 23 🚨

Compete to create the best solution to a sustainability challenge. Whether it's about water, waste, energy, transportation or food — that's up to your team.

At the end of the competition, you will pitch your idea to judges and we will award prizes to the winning teams — first place will take home $2,000! 💸

🔗 link in bio

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🎉*cue the confetti*🎉

NC State alumni-owned business, 321 Coffee, is expanding its inclusive workforce with a new location in the heart of downtown Raleigh!

Follow them at @drink321coffee to keep an eye on them as they announce their grand opening in late Spring 2022.

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NC State Engineering assistant professor, Amay Bandodkar, was named to Newsweek's inaugural "America's 50 Greatest Disruptors" list. 

His work focuses on self-powered wearable sensors that monitor the users health. This is an amazing accomplishment for Professor Bandodkar to be identify as an innovator who is changing the world through technology. 

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Welcome back, Wolfpack!

#fdoc 

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📍Raleigh, NC: Home of the Wolfpack

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DeShawn Brown, CEO and co-founder of @coworksapp, will be the keynote speaker for the Future of Work Expo at the #TECHSUPERSHOW in February. 

According to Brown, "CoWorks makes operating a coworking and flex work space easier, more accessible, and more efficient." 

We know from first-hand experience how helpful the technology can be. We use the app at the Entrepreneurship Garage to create a more functional space. 

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NC State Entrepreneurship Scholarships are awarded to deserving NC State students who have outstanding achievements in or involvement with entrepreneurship activities. We offer five scholarships every year. Students can apply from December to February with Pack ASSIST.

• The e5x Entrepreneurship Scholarship was established through a generous donation from JiNan Glasgow George to support NC State student entrepreneurs who have demonstrated initiative, determination, a “Think and Do” attitude and a commitment to entrepreneurial excellence in their daily lives. 

• The Alagu Periyannan and Theivanai Palaniappan Entrepreneurship Scholarship will benefit students with outstanding achievements in or involvement with entrepreneurship activities. 

• The Frank J. Newlands, M.D. Entrepreneurship Scholarship was established through a generous donation from Dr. Newlands to support outstanding entrepreneurial efforts among NC State’s undergraduate student population. 

• The Sameer Murarka Entrepreneurship Scholarship was established in 2019 by Ragini and Ishwar Murarka to honor the memory and entrepreneurial spirit of their son, Sameer.  Sameer displayed the traits of an entrepreneur from a young age: the ability to observe, identify needs and develop creative solutions.

• NC State Entrepreneurship Scholarships are funded through philanthropic contributions of alumni and friends.  NC State Entrepreneurship Scholarships are awarded to deserving NC State students who have outstanding achievements in or involvements with entrepreneurship activities.

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New Year, New Ranking!

As we ring in the new year ranked No. 1 in the Southeast region and No. 15 in the nation for entrepreneurship programs, we are bringing you all the best events and competitions. Stay tuned for more!

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2021 has proven to be a successful year for the NC State Entrepreneurship community! 🚀

Between winning big competitions, alumni businesses making the news, events resuming in-person and more it’s been incredible!!

While we are sad to see some of our pack go, we are so thankful for everything they have poured into this program. Not to mention helping us become ranked No. 1 in the southeast and No. 15 in the country for both undergrad and graduate entrepreneurship programs!

We are excited to see what we will be able to think and do in 2022!

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It's the most wonderful time of the year.... eGames applications are open!! 

Originating in 2009, the eGames is NC State’s annual startup competition, awarding over $100k to NC State entrepreneurs. There are two tracks for the competition – the student track and the Daugherty Challenge for officially registered startup companies who have licensed NC State intellectual property in the past three years.

The student segment of eGames is split into two categories, the “Think” category, and the “Do” category. This means teams can compete with an idea or business in the early stages – the ”Think” category 💡 – or with an established startup that has a product, revenue, or customers – the ”Do” category. 🚀  The student track is open to all undergraduate and graduate student teams comprised of at least 50% degree-seeking NC State students.

Teams must forgo two rounds of judging across different categories, measuring everything from market feasibility to design and prototype.

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Scot Wingo is an NC State alumnus, a member of the NC State Entrepreneurship advisory board and a serial entrepreneur. 

Wingo, along with more than 20 other successful founders and operators, are launching a new fund with the goal of supporting the Triangle's next generation entrepreneurs and high-tech startups known as the Triangle Tweener Fund. 

The structure of the fund itself is also innovative in venture capital with the use of a "rolling fund" subscription model. 

Learn more in the WRAL TechWire article with the link in bio.

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A weekend FULL of all-out innovation. Students compete in teams to create the best solution to a sustainability challenge. Whether it’s about water, waste, energy, transportation or food — that’s up to you and your team to decide.

At the end of the competition, you will pitch your idea to judges from the community and local companies. And, yes, there are prizes for the winning teams: $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third place.

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Building an entrepreneurial-mindset at NC State is enhanced through classroom engagement. Students across all academic disciplines have the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship through NC State's many academic programs across 8 of the university colleges. 

💡Students can fold entrepreneurship into their academic career through one of two certifications in entrepreneurship. These provide students credit for participating in both interdisciplinary and discipline-focused studies of entrepreneurship. 

🚀From business, to non-profits and the arts, minors in entrepreneurship give students the option to bolster their major with knowledge on entrepreneurial endeavors. 

🐺NC State also has several offerings for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in majoring entrepreneurship.

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You've got a friend in me... 

At NC State Entrepreneurship we strive to create a positive and encouraging environments for our students to grow and learn.

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No. 1 Entrepreneurship Program in the Southeast No. 15 in the Nation!

NC State made both the undergraduate and graduate lists of top 15 entrepreneurship education programs in the country.  All of the schools on The Princeton Review lists have remarkable distinctions with respect to their programs and the success their graduates and faculty have attained as entrepreneurs.