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Eli Hornstein in science lab in front of a computer.

Jul 15, 2024

From Conservationist to Ag Biotech Entrepreneur

CALS alumnus Eli Hornstein is using biotechnology to produce plants that farmers can feed to cattle to reduce their methane production. 

panel discussion at Raleigh Durham Startup Week

Jun 27, 2024

NC State eClinic Is ‘Driving Force’ for Entrepreneurship

Based in Poole College, the eClinic sponsored and helped produce Raleigh-Durham Startup Week, creating opportunities for students, founders and investors to learn from each other and forge valuable connections. 

a Kenyan woman is seen in silhouette in the gloaming

May 7, 2024

Business-Focused Anti-Poverty Initiatives Can Have Unintended Consequences

A new study of small businesses created to address poverty found the entrepreneurial model could create social discontent in communities. 

student in cap and gown in front of brick building

Apr 30, 2024

No Fear

Samantha Steffanus is about to graduate from NC State with two degrees and five years of incredible experiences under her belt. What keeps her reaching for such great heights? 

a man wearing a coat and tie

Apr 29, 2024

Valuing the Business of Agriculture

As a clinic manager with the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Program, soon-to-be graduate Seeby Jarvis-Earle has learned the value of helping grow and support the business of agriculture. 

Adrian Percy addresses a crowd from a podium

Apr 16, 2024

N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Launches Startup Incubator and Seed2Grow Program

The N.C. Plant Sciences incubator provides lab and office space for emerging companies taking discoveries from plant sciences research and turning them into marketable solutions for agriculture and the environment. 

Mar 14, 2024

Local Entrepreneurial Design Elementary School Students Take Field Trip to Centennial Campus

What Does an Innovative Field Trip Look Like? The parents waiting in the co-working space of the Albright Entrepreneurship Garage seem a little unsure about… 

Mar 7, 2024

Meet Five Wolfpack Women Who Are Innovative Entrepreneurs

Five women who lead startups based on NC State research — and also either hold degrees from the university or teach here — share their insights and perspectives as researchers and startup founders. 

researchers on a boat

Feb 14, 2024

Five Questions with Erin Seekamp and Chris Osburn of the Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative

NC State’s Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative envisions a future where people, ecosystems and economies are more resilient in the face of rapid social and environmental change. We spoke with Goodnight Distinguished Professor and CRSI Director Erin Seekamp and Professor and Director of the Blue Economy Innovation Program Chris Osburn about the CRSI’s background, growth and how the initiative catalyzes transformation in a changing climate. 


Feb 8, 2024

Leaders Named to N.C. PSI Commercialization Council

A commercialization advisory council is helping take the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative to the next level when it comes to achieving the initiative’s vision of creating a healthier, sustainable…