Campus Resources

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At NC State, there are entrepreneurship resources for everyone. We’re here to help get you connected with the resources you need on campus.

Start Here Mondays

Overwhelmed with options? Question not answered here? Just want to say hey? Stop by and chat with a member of our staff any Monday throughout the year.

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Network

For students early in their entrepreneurship journeys who are interested in learning how to come up with an idea, exploring the entrepreneurial thinking process, developing new skill sets and expanding their network of like-minded peers and mentors.

  • Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)
    The Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs is a collaborative and accepting network of entrepreneurial women who seek to empower and educate fellow female innovators and thinkers, wherever they are in their journey to success.
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    The Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, supported through the Institute for Nonprofits,
  • Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program
    Through 3 experiential courses, the program goes from learning to identify a promising idea to create value, to learning the tools to develop a new agribusiness venture or a new product, to being part of problem-solving teams in the clinical environment of startups and existing businesses.
  • Arts Entrepreneurship
    EMA classes are consistently filled with like-minded peers who want to both network and work together.
  • Entrepreneurship Garage (eGarage)
    The eGarage is here to create collisions. Have ideas, we can help… need resources, we can direct… want to learn the basics, come talk with us!
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic (eClinic)
    The NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic fuels the NC State Mentors Program where +60 industry experts interact with our top students through social events. The Clinic also facilitates the connections between students with diverse backgrounds, local investors, and entrepreneurs in our network.
  • Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures
    OTCNV provides a connection to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem through its various partnerships with other groups. OTCNV also has a monthly Executives-in-Residence program available to NC State IP-based groups who desire feedback from seasoned executives and entrepreneurs. Additionally, OTCNV manages NC State’s NSF I-Corps Site, which provides technology teams the opportunity and funding for customer discovery and market validation.
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    The Social Innovation Fellows seeks to respond to students seeking both technical skills to start a venture with social impact, and adaptive leadership skills to learn team building and collaborative skills, problem solving and resilience, and understanding problems from many different perspectives. Our goal is to help students develop a strong sense of self-agency as a global changemaker.

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Learn (Academics)

For students who are pursuing academic credit in entrepreneurship — classes, certificate, minor or major.

  • Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program
    Through 3 experiential courses, the program goes from learning to identify a promising idea to create value, to learning the tools to develop a new agribusiness venture or a new product, to being part of problem-solving teams in the clinical environment of startups and existing businesses.
  • Arts Entrepreneurship
    EMA classes are consistently filled with like-minded peers who want to both network and work together.
  • Certificate in Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
    The Undergraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship allows students to explore and develop their entrepreneurial pathways through meeting and working with students from across NC State. These opportunities are designed to help students identify what their entrepreneurial path may look like; how to build a successful interdisciplinary entrepreneurial team; how to identify, research and test entrepreneurial ideas; and how to learn and apply critical and creative thinking tools as they start their journey.
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic (eClinic)
    The Entrepreneurship Clinic serves as a platform for student interaction with startups and corporations through practical projects. The classes are held at the Entrepreneurship Clinic located in HQ Raleigh, the biggest startup hub in the area.
  • Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures
    OTCNV provides a connection to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem through its various partnerships with other groups. OTCNV also has a monthly Executives-in-Residence program available to NC State IP-based groups who desire feedback from seasoned executives and entrepreneurs. Additionally, OTCNV manages NC State’s NSF I-Corps Site, which provides technology teams the opportunity and funding for customer discovery and market validation.
  • Poole College of Management Business Sustainability Collaborative
    Opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to work on real-world experiential learning projects with local companies driving social and environmental impact through the B Corp Clinic.
  • Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Program
    TEC uses actual technologies/intellectual property from source like the UNC university system, U.S. Navy, NASA and National Security Agency to provide any graduate student(s) with experience in creating technology-based high growth new business startups. Our students have the possibility as a founder of the company. We learn entrepreneurship through new business startup.

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Live

For students who are interested in living in a residential community with other student entrepreneurs.

  • Albright Entrepreneurs Village
    We are the living-learning option for NC State student entrepreneurs (and those who want to learn more about entrepreneurial thinking). We provide experiences that help students explore their interests in a supportive community that is built to develop skills and help them launch their ideas.

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Create

  • Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program
    Through 3 experiential courses, the program goes from learning to identify a promising idea to create value, to learning the tools to develop a new agribusiness venture or a new product, to being part of problem-solving teams in the clinical environment of startups and existing businesses.
  • Entrepreneurship Garage (eGarage)
    The eGarage is here to create collisions. Have ideas, we can help… need resources, we can direct… want to learn the basics, come talk with us!
  • NCSU Libraries
    The NCSU Libraries provides a wealth of resources and support for the entrepreneurial process, including tools and materials for prototyping, research support, and hard-to-find data on markets and industries.
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    The Social Innovation Fellows seeks to respond to students seeking both technical skills to start a venture with social impact, and adaptive leadership skills to learn team building and collaborative skills, problem solving and resilience, and understanding problems from many different perspectives. Our goal is to help students develop a strong sense of self-agency as a global changemaker.

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Launch

For students who are ready to receive feedback on their ideas/ventures through hands-on experiences and real-world learning opportunities that will help them scale.

  • Albright Entrepreneurs Village
    We are the living-learning option for NC State student entrepreneurs (and those who want to learn more about entrepreneurial thinking). We provide experiences that help students explore their interests in a supportive community that is built to develop skills and help them launch their ideas.
  • Certificate in Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship
    The Undergraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship allows students to explore and develop their entrepreneurial pathways through meeting and working with students from across NC State. These opportunities are designed to help students identify what their entrepreneurial path may look like; how to build a successful interdisciplinary entrepreneurial team; how to identify, research and test entrepreneurial ideas; and how to learn and apply critical and creative thinking tools as they start their journey.
  • Entrepreneurship Garage (eGarage)
    The eGarage is here to create collisions. Have ideas, we can help… need resources, we can direct… want to learn the basics, come talk with us!
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic (eClinic)
    The Entrepreneurship Clinic located downtown Raleigh gives our students a locus of interaction beyond the traditional college setting. Allowing our students to take advantage of dedicated space and Raleigh’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Miller Fellowship
    The Miller Fellowship provides a monthly stipend for recent grads to pursue their startup full-time after graduation. In addition to the stipend, fellows receive guidance and mentorship from the NC State Entrepreneurship team and entrepreneurs in the community.
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    The Social Innovation Fellows seeks to respond to students seeking both technical skills to start a venture with social impact, and adaptive leadership skills to learn team building and collaborative skills, problem solving and resilience, and understanding problems from many different perspectives. Our goal is to help students develop a strong sense of self-agency as a global changemaker.
  • Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Program
    TEC uses actual technologies/intellectual property from source like the UNC university system, U.S. Navy, NASA and National Security Agency to provide any graduate student(s) with experience in creating technology-based high growth new business startups. Our students have the possibility as a founder of the company. We learn entrepreneurship through new business startup.
  • The Incubator @ Centennial Campus
    We offer co-working, office, and lab space to start-ups in the area. No connection with campus is needed.

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Funding

For students, faculty, staff alumni and friends of the university to receive financial support and investment for their ventures.

  • Miller Fellowship
    The Miller Fellowship provides a monthly stipend for recent grads to pursue their startup full-time after graduation. In addition to the stipend, fellows receive guidance and mentorship from the NC State Entrepreneurship team and entrepreneurs in the community.
  • Wolfpack Investor Network
    The Wolfpack Investor Network is a 100+ group of alumni and friends of the university interested in investing in NC State-related startups and high growth companies. Members pay an annual fee in return for reviewing curated investment opportunities.
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic (eClinic)
    The Entrepreneurship Clinic hosts the Andrews Launch Accelerator every summer. Giving selected students and recent graduates the opportunity to receive grant money for their startups. The Accelerator offers participant startups a launchpad to pitch the top investors in the area at the end of the program.

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Outreach

For the entrepreneurship community at-large to experience NC State Entrepreneurship through a variety of programs and activities.

  • Alumni Entrepreneurs
    Alumni Entrepreneurs is an organization for current or previous business founders looking to become more deeply involved with entrepreneurship at NC State. We offer programming and events throughout the year connecting participants to each other as well as the university.
  • Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Sciences
    The Kenan Institute for ETS (KIETS) Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership provides public school K-12 teachers with opportunities for connecting with industry, university, government and non-profit partners to build relationships that will provide teachers with enhanced content knowledge in STEM disciplines and also relevant applied learning experiences for their students.In addition, the KIETS collaboration in support of the Apex Friendship High School Entrepreneurship Program called the Applied Synergies Partnership (ASaP) is collaborating with various NC State Entrepreneurship Alliance programs to enable the outreach of the Alliance with talented high school students studying entrepreneurship.
  • Entrepreneurship Clinic (eClinic)
    The Entrepreneurship Clinic gives startups and corporate partners the opportunity to engage with top NC State talent via projects.
  • Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures
    OTCNV provides a connection to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem through its various partnerships with other groups. OTCNV also has a monthly Executives-in-Residence program available to NC State IP-based groups who desire feedback from seasoned executives and entrepreneurs. Additionally, OTCNV manages NC State’s NSF I-Corps Site, which provides technology teams the opportunity and funding for customer discovery and market validation.
  • Poole College of Management Business Sustainability Collaborative
    Opportunity for entrepreneurship community to connect with the local and global community of leading businesses driving social and environmental change, B Corps.
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    The Social Innovation Fellows seeks to respond to students seeking both technical skills to start a venture with social impact, and adaptive leadership skills to learn team building and collaborative skills, problem solving and resilience, and understanding problems from many different perspectives. Our goal is to help students develop a strong sense of self-agency as a global changemaker.
  • The Incubator @ Centennial Campus
    We offer co-working, office, and lab space to start-ups in the area. No connection with campus is needed.
  • Wolfpack Investor Network
  • The Wolfpack Investor Network is a 100+ group of alumni and friends of the university interested in investing in NC State-related startups and high growth companies. Members pay an annual fee in return for reviewing curated investment opportunities.

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International

For students who are interested in experiencing entrepreneurship abroad and/or collaborating with international entrepreneurship programs.

  • Poole College of Management Business Sustainability Collaborative
    Opportunity for graduate students to participate in Summer Study Abroad to Brazil to study ventures driving social and environmental impact in emerging markets.

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