Stories From 2018

Aug 15, 2018

Smart Spaces

NC State students launch spatial intelligence startup that could help reduce energy costs in buildings based on smartphone data.

Aug 7, 2018

Pitching In: Matthew Davis (’12 MBA)

Matthew Davis is helping future entrepreneurs through NC State Alumni Entrepreneurs Group

Aug 7, 2018

NC State Guides Food Entrepreneurs Taking Products to Market

“My grandmother was the type of cook that didn’t put everything in something, but what she did put in there was choice,” said Debbie Holt, owner of one of Raleigh’s classic restaurants, Clyde Cooper’s Barbecue. Holt’s desire to share her […]

Jul 24, 2018

Five Questions with Wes Johnson, Founder of Lawson Hammock

College of Textiles alumnus Wes Johnson is in the swing of things as founder of Lawson Hammock. The company is poised to earn $1 million in revenue this year, mostly due to the success of its signature product, the Blue Ridge Camping Hammock, a consistently well-rated and thoughtfully designed tent-hammock hybrid popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

Jul 17, 2018

A Foundation for Innovation

NC State empowers Park Scholar – and CEO of her own business – Emily Neville to channel her passion for entrepreneurship.

Jul 3, 2018

You Get Out What You Put In

“I didn’t know anything about design as a kid growing up. I didn’t know any designers and didn’t know that design was a career path. […]

Jun 27, 2018

Alumni Investors Boost Wolfpack Businesses

The Wolfpack Investor Network connects alumni with businesses that got their start at NC State. For Pack-connected entrepreneurs, it’s a win-win.

Jun 1, 2018  |  Alumni

2018 Miller Fellows Announced

The Miller Fellows program accepts seven NC State graduates to receive funding and support as they start their businesses and become full-time entrepreneurs.

May 31, 2018

Entrepreneurship Programs Collaborate to Support Apex Friendship High School

"It is not just a curriculum; it is a way of learning." -- That's how local area high school teacher Dan Jackson describes his approach to teaching entrepreneurship.

May 29, 2018

“Shark Tank” Competitions Provide Feedback, Increase Engagement in STEM Classrooms

Through a recently National Science Foundation funded $1.2 million ITEST grant, Jere Confrey and her team will continue to help math classrooms redesign group work to inspire and engage children through entrepreneurial problem-solving and coaching.