The purpose of the Accelerator is to give NC State founders the opportunity to jumpstart their entrepreneurial journey. We provide founders with funding, resources, and guidance to take their startup to the next level.
During our 14-weeks summer program, NC State startup founders get to work on their concepts and build their companies. The program is structured with learning modules that steer companies in the right direction.
Each module covers key entrepreneurial topics such as customer discovery, product development and fundraising. The modules end with our Demo Day where companies get to pitch to the top investors in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Have participated in the Andrews Launch Accelerator
Over 3 MM in revenue
Generated by ALA companies
Up to $15,000
Participating startups typically receive between $5,000 and $15,000 in equity-free grants
This year’s program will kick off in May 2023. The meetings vary between dedicated team meetings, where subject matter experts decompose critical subjects and strategies that companies can leverage and one-on-one development sessions. Additionally, the Accelerator brings accomplished entrepreneurs and investors every week that will share their take on how our startups can achieve success.
Any team with an NC State team member qualifies for funding and participation. At least one team member must be an NC State undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent alumni (up to 5 years from graduation) from any NC State program.
At least one founder of every team needs to commit to attending in person all the Accelerator Modules.