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Wolf Den

November 18, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Global Entrepreneurship Week’s premiere pitch competition at NC State returns!

5:30 pm | Check-in and Dinner

6:00 pm | Pitch Competition

6:40 pm | Closing Remarks and Award Presentation

Join innovators from NC State and beyond for this Shark Tank-inspired event giving students the opportunity to pitch their business concept for live judges and a live audience. Hear five bold ideas and watch as these students face the wolves’ questions and vie for “investment” dollars. Who will walk away with capital to build their ventures? Who will go home empty-handed? We will also be awarding an Audience Choice Award, so make sure you come to cheer for your favorite team!

Wolf Den will be located at the Duke Energy Hall in Hunt Library, second floor. Parking is free at the Poulton Lot across from Hunt Library after 5pm.

Don’t forget to RSVP below if you’re planning to attend!


Meet Wolf Den 2022’s Finalist Teams:

TutorSmith is an affordable online education service that connects elementary and middle school-age kids with college students through online classrooms in both 1-on-1 and group settings.

Fold Hangars is a hanger that allows all people to quickly remove and hang garments.

Arrow is a nontraditional dating app where you can’t swipe, and you can only match with people at social events or public settings, driving spontaneous, organic meetups.

Sunset-Acres Homegrown Market is a diverse marketplace for young NC State agricultural entrepreneurs and business owners to showcase, educate, and market to consumers in the Apex/Cary area about their venture and agricultural products.

Slide is an e-commerce platform providing access to goods and services offered between college students in a fast and convenient way.


Meet Wolf Den 2022’s Judges:

Larry Long Jr is the Founder and CEO of LLJR Enterprises. His focus is on providing motivation, inspiration, and most importantly, transformation through Speaking, Emceeing, Coaching & Training Programs. He is also the host of the weekly live show, ‘Midweek Midday Motivational Minute’ and Author of ‘JOLT!’. 

Suresh Bhagchandani is the President of ExecSocks, a subscription sock delivery service. He currently works for one of the fortune 20 technology companies as a Senior Sales Manager, where he manages a team of young consultants as he mentors them to originate and manage new and existing business. It’s said that “if you dress confident, you feel confident” and Execsocks lets you do that in just the right way.

Brandon Kashani is the Founder and CEO of TRAKID. TRAKID designs interactive and educational adventures for children visiting zoos and amusement parks. Their goal is to enhance the guest experience, build empathy and educate families on conservation while sending them on an adventure.

Lindsey Dotson graduated with a Bachelor of Industrial Design in May of 2022. Lindsey has a passion for helping people by designing for a purpose. She is the founder of Inventress, where she is very hands-on and enjoys playing a part in the design process from beginning to end. One of these projects received 3rd place in the world for the Stanford Longevity Design Competition!

Don’t forget to RSVP below if you’re planning to attend!


November 18, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Duke Energy Hall, James B. Hunt Library
1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States