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Entrepalooza

September 22nd, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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.
  • 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 $2,250 audience choice or judges’ choice award!  Cash prizes provided by the NC State University Foundation. 
  • 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!

If you need special accommodations to attend, please email Kenneth Proseus at kpproseu@ncsu.edu

Entrepreneurship Showcase for 2022

  •  Experience entrepreneurship at NC State through over two-dozen interactive demos, activities, handouts and conversations hosted by student/alumni-led ventures and campus/community partners. Check out the map and program for this year’s Entrepalooza below or download it here!
  • $4,500 Minute to Pitch It Competition | Hear pitches from NC State student entrepreneurs in the Minute to Pitch It competition; students have ONE minute to convince the audience their idea is worthy of the $2,250 audience choice award, and the judge’s $2,250 judge’s choice award! Finalists will be announced soon!
  • Free Food & Drinks | Exploring entrepreneurship at NC State can make a wolf hungry! We’re offering free Chick-Fil-A, chips and ice cold bottled water to keep the wolf pack fed and cooled off while having fun!
We’re offering free Chick-Fil-A, cookies from The Cookie People, and ice cold bottled water to keep you fed and hydrated!
  • Giveaways | Don’t leave empty-handed! We’ll be raffling off NC State Entrepreneurship giveaways all evening or you can stop by our NC State Entrepreneurship booth for free swag!
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 below.

Entrepalooza Promo Toolkit

If you’re a vendor at Entrepalooza, a student ambassador or an Alliance member and would like to help us spread the word about Entrepalooza, we have prepared photos and marketing materials for you below!

A Special Thanks

To all of our Entrepreneurship Champion Partners!

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We Also Thank

Our Entrepreneurship Advocate Partners!

Eastman chemical the variable and carimus are advocate level partners