Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

NC State Alum Panel with Venture For America

September 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

nc state alumni panel for venture for america september 29th via zoom
Learn more about Venture For America through the experiences of NC State alum Lydia Ashburn (’19), Ryan Hobbs (’19), Steven Mazur (’13) and Griffin Drye (’20)!
Venture For America is a two-year Fellowship program that provides recent college graduates and early career professionals with hands-on experience in entrepreneurship and startup life by living and working in one of 13 cities at a company they choose. If you are looking to kickstart your entrepreneurship career and want to hear how NC State Alumni did it through our Fellowship, join us on Sept. 29 at 5pm ET for a brief presentation and Q&A session hosted by Ayah Rashid, Recruitment Associate at Venture For America.
About our panelists:
Ryan Hobbs
” Originally I am from Weddington, North Carolina and eventually went to NC State where I graduated in 2019 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in biomechanics. I was not ready to work for a large engineering firm and wanted to learn more about the patient compliance side of healthcare, so I pursued VFA and eventually found Guideway Care in Birmingham Alabama. I am involved with a few ministries down here in Birmingham, love the outdoors and never complain about it being too hot (I hate the cold). I am an avid runner, cyclist and have even gotten involved in a crossfit gym down here which has been a lot of fun.  “
Lydia Ashburn
Lydia studied biomedical engineering and joined VFA right after graduating. She moved to St. Louis to work at a healthcare company as an operations and data analyst. She now works at a climate tech company in a business development and strategy role.
Griffin Drye
” Hi everyone! My name is Griffin Drye and I am a Business Development Specialist and R&D Engineer at Point Designs in Colorado. I graduated from NC State in the spring of 2020 with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. At NC State, I developed my passion for 3D printing and upper limb prosthetics by being one of the founding members of The Helping Hand Project and working with the nonprofit throughout my college career. After graduation, I joined VFA and found my dream job at Point Designs, where I work to help design and manufacture 3D printed titanium prosthetic fingers with a focus on heavy-duty, functional design. “
This event will be held digitally, please reserve your ticket below. Use this zoom link to join at 5pm!


September 29, 2022
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Event Categories:
, , , ,