The Andrews Launch Accelerator helps NC State founders turn their visions into reality.
The NC State Acceleration Fund is the product of a $1,000,000 donation from Lyn and Chip Andrews. Through the fund, we allocate equity-free seed capital to startups that complete the Andrews Launch Accelerator.
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 2 MM in revenue
Generated by ALA companies in 2021 despite the pandemic
Up to $50,000
Participating startups can receive between $5,000 and $50,000 in equity-free grants
Program Details and FAQs
Applications for the 2022 cohort are now open! The applications will close on March 30, 2022, at midnight. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Andrews Launch Accelerator now accepting applications
Meet Our Entrepreneurs
Explore four start-up companies chosen to complete the Andrews Launch Accelerator summer program.