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A screenshot from a video of CoCoPIE's software being used to run a prototype app developed for demonstrational purposes

Sep 21, 2021

Spinoff of NC State Startup Secures NSF Small Business Innovation Funding

CoCoPIE, LLC — co-founded by computer science professor Xipeng Shen — won a National Science Foundation SBIR award for software that hopes to bring the capabilities of real-time AI applications to smart devices more effectively. 

Faduma Osman

Aug 24, 2021

Innovating and Inspiring: Meet Faduma Osman

First-year engineering student Faduma Osman’s parents brought her family to the United States from Somalia for a better life, and she’s seizing every opportunity. 

Aug 3, 2021

How Ice Cream ‘Found’ Poole Alumnus Jared Plummer

From a bean counter in public accounting to counting vanilla beans as the owner of Two Roosters Ice Cream, Jared Plummer (MAC ’07) credits his NC State business education as a critical ingredient in his success. 

Jul 26, 2021

Poole College Alums Turn Passion for Produce into a Big Business

Brother and sister duo Will Kornegay and Laura Hearns, both graduates of the Poole College of Management, are making waves in the food industry by combining two of their passions – reducing farm excess and fighting hunger with their company Ripe Revival. 

Women holding a beaker of blue water

Jul 26, 2021

Student’s Pig and Pines Project Aims to Find Waste Solutions

CALS student Victoria Augoustides, a rising senior in biological and agricultural engineering, aims to find waste solutions for swine and pine industries. 

Jul 16, 2021

Meet the Newest Startups Heading to the Andrews Launch Accelerator

By Caroline Barnhill Over the last decade, NC State has become one of the top schools for entrepreneurship in the nation. And with dozens of budding entrepreneurs graduating each year, Poole College of Management’s Andrews Launch Accelerator (ALA) program helps selected startups get off the ground with funding, resources and guidance. Through a 14-week summer program,… 

Alpha Logo

Jul 1, 2021

NC State Athletics Unveils “ALPHA” NIL Program

As a new NIL era in college sports begins, we're excited to announce our partnership with NC State Athletics to offer our student-athletes foundational knowledge in all areas of entrepreneurship including financial literacy, brand management and decision-making. 

Emily Neville

Jun 29, 2021

Treasure From Trash

Park Scholar Emily Neville ’20 majored in political science and minored in French, but now she’s rocking the design and textile worlds with Reborn, her company that turns old clothes and scraps into fashionable keepsakes. “Everybody’s got things piled up in their closet that they aren’t going to wear anymore,” she says. “Those things don’t need to wind up in the landfill.” 

Talley Student Union Technology Tower

Jun 23, 2021

NCSU entrepreneurs’ new tech cuts website load times

When Camden asked Ben for help on a web design project–as a junior in high school–a friendship and business partnership formed. The above is the concept behind Padeo, a newly launched startup developed by co-founders Ben Hardison and Camden Conekin [BGD ’20], who met each other in high school. 

Student and professor holding a beverage product they developed in a grocery store.

May 25, 2021

Growing NC Food Entrepreneurship

North Carolina ranks third among states when it comes to agricultural diversity. Our farmers produce about 90 different commodities, but roughly 80% of crops grown here are shipped out of state to be processed. What’s being done to tap the potential for food entrepreneurs, to bring these commodities home, so to speak, to create more…