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Anyone can become an entrepreneur at NC State. Through a wealth of programs and initiatives, we provide you with everything you need to bring your bright ideas to life.

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.

Outstanding Entrepreneurship

NC State is ranked in the top 20 best undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship program in the U.S. by the 2021 Princeton Review.

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 Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 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 Innovation and 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.