Enterprising for Life
Grow Our Network
Membership of the NC State Alumni Association is open to past and present students and to friends of the university.
NC State’s commitment to its budding entrepreneurs doesn’t end when they graduate. Many of the entrepreneurship resources available to students are also available to alumni — and those alumni form a powerful network of like-minded thinkers and doers.
Long after they leave here, our graduates can connect with the other alumni entrepreneurs; attend one of our dedicated events; seek help from the Small Business Technical Development Center, collaborate with companies that sprang from our campus through the Wolfpack Investor Network; and take advantage of the many services we offer to startup companies and other partners.
At NC State, we foster serial entrepreneurs and lifelong learners. We’re proud of our Wolfpack alumni, their big ideas and all that they achieve in the wider world.
The NC State Alumni Entrepreneurs is a hundreds-strong organization for current entrepreneurs, future startup founders and the wider university community.
Wolfpack Investor Network
The Wolfpack Investor Network is an exclusive alliance for investors seeking to team up with game-changing companies that share a connection to NC State.
Stay connected with the Wolfpack
Are you an alumni entrepreneur? Help mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs through the NC State Entrepreneurship Mentors Program.
The Andrews Launch Accelerator helps current students and recent graduates (up to five years) cover startup-related expenses and get the help they need to move their venture forward.
NC State alumni are everywhere in the world of entrepreneurship. They include the founders of multinational companies like analytics software developer SAS and electronics giant Cree. But they’re also urban beekeepers, craft brewers, medical device manufacturers, award-winning chefs and everything in between.
Many of our graduates maintain close ties to NC State, returning to lend their insights and expertise — as well as their resources — to the university’s broader entrepreneurship effort. From supporting NC State’s campaign to Think and Do the Extraordinary to just meeting with enterprising students and giving them guidance, our alumni are a key element of the university’s entrepreneurial mindset.
Alumni Co-Owned Startup Allows Contractors to Monitor Job Sites Remotely
It started as a conversation between two friends; a chat about a pain-point in the construction industry that led to the launch of a new venture – Bedrock Wireless, a company aimed to bring data-forward solutions to construction sites.