Think and Do
NC State has always been home to thinkers and doers. We offer students the chance to take a big, bold idea and run with it, and we instill in them the entrepreneurial mindset they need to thrive in the career of their choice.
That takes more than just a Think and Do attitude. It takes a complete infrastructure of academic programs, faculty talent, cutting-edge tools, investor networks and institutional support, including a tech transfer office that’s among the best in the nation. And it takes an entrepreneurship community that wants bright ideas to win out.
You’ll find all of those things at NC State. Here, we love fresh thinking and successful startups almost as much as we love teaching students to succeed.
We can’t wait for you to get started.
NC State is home to a wide variety of physical spaces for enterprising minds, from the Entrepreneurship Clinic in downtown Raleigh to creative makerspaces across campus.
Our calendar is packed with entrepreneurship and innovation events, including a pair of annual celebrations open to the campus: Entrepalooza and the Lulu eGames startup competition.
NC State is ranked as the no. 10 best undergradueate entrepreneurship program in the U.S. by the 2020 Princeton Review.Read more
Run With the Pack
At NC State, we think of every student as an entrepreneur getting ready to take on the world.
All of our academic offerings focus on results and real-world action — whether that means consulting with local startups through the Entrepreneurship Clinic or deepening your understanding of nonprofits and the voluntary sector through the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative. And nothing we do is confined to any one college: From Arts Entrepreneurship to the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program, you can find an outlet for your creativity at NC State.
When you’re ready to take the next step, the wider NC State community will be there with you, offering technical, legal and financial help through the university’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and through alumni-centered initiatives like the Wolfpack Investor Network.
A Broad Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
NC State Entrepreneurship supports, promotes, and advances a culture of entrepreneurship throughout the university community by providing resources, fostering collaboration and enhancing communication in support of NC State students, faculty, staff and alumni.Learn More About the Entrepreneurship Alliance
2020 Winners Announced
NC State's annual startup competition had to change in the face of the pandemic, and went all digital for 2020 — and saw $100,000 in prize money made available to the latest crop of Wolfpack entrepreneurs. Learn who emerged as winners from this incredibly competitive showdown.