Albright Entrepreneurs Village

The Albright Entrepreneurs Village (AEV), located on Centennial Campus, is NC State’s living and learning community for student entrepreneurs. AEV provides sophomores and above the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship on and off-campus.

Residents have the opportunity to explore their interests in a supportive community. Specialized programming includes mentorship and networking events, trips and tours, and regular meetings with alumni and startup founders. Villagers also benefit from joining like-minded peers, and peer mentors, and having access to competitions and social events all designed to expand your entrepreneurial skills and mindset in a fun environment.

Village Benefits​

The Village offers a 1-credit class during the fall semester of your first year at AEV that brings in speakers and focuses on identifying entrepreneurial opportunities and skill-building to maximize your time in the AEV.
The village also hosts year-round community socials, has a private Slack channel to communicate, and has been known to throw an awesome end-of-year BBQ. Learn more about our culture and traditions here in this student-led video:

The Village promotes entrepreneurial thinking and leadership development through “hands-on” activities and community speakers to gain valuable knowledge. The Village also offers design simulations and competitions with prizes to support students building ventures and encourages skill development across all disciplines and career pathways.
The Village provides professional and peer mentorship opportunities for our students to promote venture and professional skills growth for aspiring ​entrepreneurs. This includes eConnect, our digital advice-seeking platform featuring mentors from many different industries.

The Mentorship Meetups are an amazing opportunity to meet new people and learn about their backgrounds and businesses. Every mentor is always willing to answer any questions, and I learned a lot! I will definitely be attending as many sessions as I can in the upcoming semester, the lessons I learned were incredibly valuable.

– Kunal Saboo

Village residents have the opportunity to attend multiple local startup tours throughout the year and an annual trip to a new city. Past annual trips have included Washington D.C. and Chicago. In addition, many Village residents take part in the fall break trip to New York City and the spring break trip to Silicon Valley offered by NC State Entrepreneurship.

Note: For the 2020-2021 academic year, trips are on hold due to COVID-19

The Albright Entrepreneurs Village is located in Innovation Hall in Wolf Ridge Apartments on Centennial Campus. Wolf Ridge and Innovation Hall include many wonderful amenities, including:
  • Multiple washers and dryers on every floor
  • Dishwashers in each apartment
  • On-site dining at On The Oval Culinary Creations
  • On-site fitness center with free weights and cardio equipment
  • Full-size beach volleyball court, ping pong table, and VR equipment
  • Dedicated resident parking and a WolfLine bus stop right behind the building

A picture of Neill working in the workshop

Life in the village has been so much more than a community of like-minded peers… It opened my eyes to entrepreneurship and gave me countless opportunities to grow and lead!

Neill Robson, 3rd Year Villager

History of the AEV

Andy Albright, the co-founder and president/CEO of National Agents Alliance (NAA), and his wife Jane made a $5,000,000 gift to establish the Albright Entrepreneurs Village on Centennial Campus for student entrepreneurs. The Albright’s gift marks the first-named living and learning village at the university.

How to Join

Applications for the Albright Entrepreneurs Village are accepted during housing selection for fall move-in. Schedule a meeting with us to learn more about the Village experience, tour a sample apartment or discuss availability options.

Eligibility Requirements for Admission

  • Currently have and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Have no active or pending conduct or academic integrity cases
  • Be eligible to live in Wolf Ridge Apartments (Transfer, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate)
  • Applications for Wolf Ridge Apartments and the Village may be accessed through MyPack Portal.

Spots fill up quickly so be sure to apply or make contact with the village director as soon as possible!

Get in Touch

Haley Huie
Director, Albright Entrepreneurs Village
albrightvillage@ncsu.edu
919.515.8439