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; 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.
Come Back to Campus
Entrepreneurship takes place all year round at NC State, and we want our alumni here with us. From large-scale signature events — such as the Lulu eGames startup competition or the annual Entrepalooza festival — to regular networking opportunities with student entrepreneurs, there are lots of ways you can stay connected with the Wolfpack.
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.