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Celebrate Innovation at NC State at Entrepalooza 2021

Students waiting in line to get into Entrepalooza

If you’re an innovator or an entrepreneur, or you’re interested in learning more about the entrepreneurial ecosystem at NC State, mark your calendar for Entrepalooza 2021 on Sept. 30 at Stafford Commons from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

For the sixth consecutive year, NC State Entrepreneurship welcomes all students, faculty, staff, and alumni to experience the vibrant entrepreneurial community at NC State! Visit alumni-business exhibitor booths, Entrepreneurship Alliance partner booths, watch a live pitch competition and vote for your favorite 1-minute pitch – and did we mention, free food!

Thank you to our Entrepreneurship Partners who make this event possible: IBM, Carimus, Eastman, The Variable and Software Development Europe.

What to expect

Entrepreneurship Showcase

Experience entrepreneurship at NC State through interactive demos, activities, and conversations hosted by student/alumni-lead ventures and partners.

Located on Stafford Commons, guests can visit over 20 booths and immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial ecosystem at NC State!

Minute-to-Pitch-It Competition

Hear pitches from ten 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 $1,000 audience choice award and $1,000 judge’s choice award! If you’re an NC State degree-seeking student, interested in pitching, apply here by Sept. 19.

We’re awarding two $1,000 prizes to the best 1-minute pitch during Minute-to-Pitch-It at Entrepalalooza! Throw your hat in the ring by Sept. 19 for a chance to enter the competition.

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 hydrated 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!


Don’t leave empty-handed! Stop by our entrepreneurship booth for a chance to win some swag and stay for the raffle after the pitch competition. 

NC State Entrepreneurship

Whether you’re a student curious about entrepreneurship at NC State or an experienced entrepreneur, faculty or staff, we encourage you to join the fun and learn how to become involved with entrepreneurship at NC State! This event is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members!