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Getting Started with Entrepreneurship

Dive into the entrepreneurship ecosystem at NC State

At NC State, there are entrepreneurship programs to engage every interest. We know you’re busy, and it can be hard to find a place to start, so we’ve provided a few ways to get plugged into the entrepreneurship community.

Find your Path to Entrepreneurship at NC State

Take this quick quiz to discover which NC State entrepreneurship program is a fit for you?

Take the Quiz 

Find a Space to Work on Your Ideas

At NC State, big ideas have room to grow. From our Entrepreneurship Garage, to the DH Hill Makerspace, to our off-campus Entrepreneurship Clinic and a living and learning Entrepreneurship Village, our student entrepreneurs have vital resources to innovate.

Discover our Creation Spaces 

Attend an Entrepreneurship Event

Through a year-round calendar of events, we help student entrepreneurs build relationships with future collaborators, experienced mentors and prospective investors. Find opportunities to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs.

View our Calendar of Events 

Compete in an Entrepreneurship Competition

NC State offers a bevy of competitions for students looking to throw their ideas into the ring. Whether you’re at the idea stage or seeking to expand a venture that’s further along, these competitions award money to student businesses looking to grow.

Entrepreneurship Competitions 

Entrepreneurship Academic Offerings

Building an entrepreneurial-mindset at NC State is enhanced through classroom engagement. Students across all academic disciplines have the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship through NC State’s many academic programs that include majors, minors and an undergraduate certificate.

Class offerings in Entrepreneurship  

Discover Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

NC State’s co-curricular programs are designed to complement the learning taking place in the classroom. A packed schedule connects students, alumni and industrious community members who share a clear focus on developing the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers and doers.

See experiential Learning Options