NC State faculty know firsthand what it takes to excel at entrepreneurship. They're successful entrepreneurs and national leaders in research commercialization. And they love imparting those skills to the next generation.

Leading the Way

Our world-class entrepreneurship faculty and nationally-recognized learning models lead the way for entrepreneurs at NC State.

  • 22 faculty members across eight academic departments teach at least one undergraduate entrepreneurship course.
  • 71 percent of undergraduate entrepreneurship faculty serve on boards of directors or advisory boards to commercial and social ventures.
  • 59 percent of undergraduate entrepreneurship faculty have started, bought or run a business.

12 Startups Launched

The Chancellor's Innovation Fund has led to the creation of a dozen new companies.

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World-Class Innovators

The NC State Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures (OTCNV) serves faculty innovators evaluating startups based on university intellectual property. Their full suite of programs, resources and partners support the launch and growth of university startups.

Utilizing the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps framework, OTCNV teaches university scientists and engineers how to apply lean startup methodology for bringing university-developed products and services to the marketplace. Funding is available through the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, awarding up to $75,000 to support short-term commercially-focused research projects.