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Entrepreneurship Student Ambassador Program

Student Leaders on a Mission

The Entrepreneurship Student Ambassadors program (ESAP) engages the entrepreneurship community at NC State through events and campus-wide programming. Members of the group serve as the student voice of NC State Entrepreneurship and are advocates for entrepreneurship programs across campus.

In order to be eligible to participate in the program, students must be degree-seeking and in good academic and conduct standing.

Application Process

Receiving a recommendation from an entrepreneurship program staff member can greatly increase a student’s chance of being selected for the program. If you have participated in an entrepreneurship program at NC State, please contact the program manager about nominating you prior to the deadline. Program managers can nominate students by sending an email to

The application period for the 2022-23 academic year is now closed. Please check in March of 2023 for the next cohort application.


  • In-depth exposure to the entrepreneurial ecosystem at NC State
  • Broaden contacts among faculty, staff, students, NC State Entrepreneurship Alliance members,  local entrepreneurs, and investors
  • Supreme experience in public relations – meeting important visitors, public speaking, representing NC State Entrepreneurship at university events and programs
  • Entrepreneurship gear – t-shirts, polos, water bottles, etc.


  • Attend weekly evening meetings throughout the academic year
  • Commit 10 hours to assist with entrepreneurship events or extracurricular activities each semester
  • Plan, market and execute major entrepreneurship events such as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) activities and additional programming
  • Conduct entrepreneurship outreach on campus to inspire and motivate other student entrepreneurs

Meet the 2021-2022 Entrepreneurship Ambassadors

Each year 12 students are selected to serve as Entrepreneurship Student Ambassadors and student leaders. Learn more about the new members that will serve as the student voice of NC State Entrepreneurship.

Marissa Noon

Textile Engineering, Senior

Flynn Cruse

Mechanical Engineering, Senior

Caitlyn Dawes

Business Administration, Sophomore

Daniel Richter

Industrial Engineering, Junior

Ethan Turner

Electrical Engineering, Sophomore

Jagrit Tulsyan

Business Administration, Freshman

Kai Bele

Business Administration, Sophomore

Luis Jimenez

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

Rachel Harris

Industrial & Systems Engineering, Junior

Sudeep Sarma

Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.


If you’re interested in learning more about the program, contact Monica Smith or Kenneth Proseus, program advisors.

Kenneth Proseus

Event & Operations Coordinator