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

An Event for Thinkers and Doers

Entrepalooza is an opportunity for students, faculty/staff, alumni and community members to experience entrepreneurship at NC State. Big thanks to the 1,500+ attendees who came to celebrate NC State entrepreneurship at the fifth annual Entrepalooza on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Event Highlights

  • Entrepreneurs Showcase | Interactive demos and activities hosted by student, faculty/staff and alumni ventures. See the 2019 lineup below!
  • Minute to Pitch It | Pitches from 10 student entrepreneurs in the Minute to Pitch It competition; students have one minute to convince the audience their idea is worthy of the $1,000 audience choice award!
  • Giveaways | We raffle off NC State Entrepreneurship giveaways all evening.

2019 Entrepreneurs Showcase Exhibitors

321 Coffee – 321 Coffee is a coffee shop with a mission of blending communities by employing special needs individuals and helping these members of the community realize their potential. Learn more.

700 Rivers – 700 Rivers creates conscious fashion in a luxury style using 100% natural fibers and an ethical supply chain. Learn more.

Angry Angel Energy DrinksAngry Angel presents The energy drink, redefined. Angry Angel has no artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, or colors, but all the energy! Learn more.

Bandwidth – Bandwidth is the only API platform provider that owns a Tier 1 network, giving consumers better quality, rates, and control. They are located on Centennial Campus, right down the street from the Entrepreneurship Garage! Learn more.

Betabox – The world’s only network of on-demand mobile tech labs. Organizations can rent a Betabox to engage students with hands-on STEAM learning experiences anywhere. Learn more.

EcoPRT – EcoPRT Inc. is developing an economical transportation solution for campus settings that incorporates self-driving cars. Learn more.

Good Boy Dog Treats – Good Boy Dog Treats makes dog treats by hand in Raleigh, NC using recycled grain from local breweries to make drool-worthy treats for good boys and girls. Learn more.

Hempsmith – Hempsmith is a fashion brand helping create and inspire a more sustainable world through the use of hemp clothing. Learn more.

HQ RaleighHQ Raleigh, Raleigh’s largest co-working community, focuses on helping entrepreneurially-minded innovators start and grow their businesses and works to enhance the social and economic advancement in our local area. Learn more.

Liquid Rocketry LabLiquid Rocketry Lab is a nonprofit organization devoted to the development of liquid-fueled rocket engines and related systems. They are competing in the HeroX-Base11 Space Challenge to build the first amateur liquid fueled rocket that will reach the edge of space(~100 km). Learn more.

Paradigm InnovationParadigm Innovation designs scalable products, brands, & businesses that result in sustainable, accelerated growth. Learn more.

Reborn Clothing Co.Reborn takes unused clothing items and turns them into upcycled new products for sale. Founder Emily Neville and her team have partnered with major universities system to reduce textile waste found at universities locally and nationally. Learn more.

Retrieving Hearts – Retrieving Hearts’ mission is to improve physical and psychological health and well-being of people, young and old by providing animal assisted therapy services using volunteers and certified therapy dogs. Learn more.

The Cookie PeopleThe Cookie People started on the Brickyard and have now been treating Raleigh to gourmet homemade cookies for nine years and counting. Cookies will be on us!

Uncapped CalligraphyUncapped Calligraphy and Designs offers hand-designed and hand-lettered journals, seasonal decor, private classes, and other services, in order to help you uncap your own creativity and memories! Learn more.

We Claim Raleigh – We Claim Raleigh is a not-for-profit organization that aims to educate and engage young people in the city’s decision making process through accessible media and local events. Learn more.

Minute to Pitch It

Congratulations to the 2019 Minute to Pitch It winners, Yuptape and YouFirst! Learn more about their innovative ideas in this WRAL Techwire article.

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