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Entrepalooza is NC State's annual festival celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation.

Entrepalooza is NC State’s annual entrepreneurship and innovation festival!

Entrepalooza is a free festival celebrating all things entrepreneurship at NC State that is open to all students, staff, faculty, and the community! Check out the awesome attractions we have in store for you below:

  • Entrepreneurship Showcase | Experience entrepreneurship at NC State through interactive demos, activities, and conversations hosted by student/alumni-lead ventures and partners. Apply to be a vendor here!
  • Minute to Pitch It Competition | Hear pitches from 10 NC State student entrepreneurs in the Minute to Pitch It competition; students have one minute to convince either the audience or the judges that their idea is worthy of the $2,500 audience choice or judges’ choice award! Cash prizes provided by the NC State University Foundation. Apply to pitch at Minute to Pitch It here!
  • Free Food | Exploring entrepreneurship at NC State can make a wolf hungry! We’re offering free food and ice cold bottled water to keep the wolf pack fed and cooled off while having fun!
  • Giveaways | Don’t leave empty-handed! We’ll be raffling off NC State Entrepreneurship giveaways all evening, and many vendors are giving away swag, food, or selling great stuff!

Volunteers help make Entrepalooza a great event every year. Want to volunteer? Fill out the volunteer form here.

If you need special accommodations to attend, please email Lead Coordinator Kenneth Proseus at


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Minute to Pitch It Teams

Thank you to the NC State Foundation for providing $2,500 to each winning team!

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We’re offering free Chick-Fil-A, ice cream from Two Roosters, and ice cold bottled water to keep you fed and hydrated!
Swing by vendor tents for free swag and products to purchase!

Thanks to our Volunteers!

Entrepalooza is a big event and we couldn’t do it without some help! If you’re interested in joining our volunteer team, sign up to be a volunteer here.