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Albright Entrepreneurs Village

Where students turn ideas into reality.

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, among other traditions!

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.

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.

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 listed below.

  • 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

I find it fascinating to learn about new things and innovative ideas, and I feel that the people in AEV very much have this mindset!

Katie Nelson

Albright Entrepreneurship 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 open in early spring 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.

  • 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

Whether you want to learn more about the village, ask questions about the application process or want to chat about partnerships – we’re here for you!

Haley Huie

Director of Experiential Learning and Albright Entrepreneurship Village

Do you have a good idea? Do you need $1,000 to get it off the ground? 

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Neill Robson, a recent @ncstateengr Masters of Computer Science graduate, took time to chat with us about his collegiate experience and the role entrepreneurship had in it. 🚀

Neill worked as the Entrepreneurship Garage's graduate assistant, overseeing the prototyping lab's equipment and mentoring sutdents interested in using the many tools offered at the Garage. 

Neill also lived in the Albright Entrepreneurs Village for 5 years. He also studied abroad in Hangzhou, China and was part of the Goodnight Scholars program. 💡

Learn more about Neill in his article with the link in our bio! 💻

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AEV Culture & Traditions. Do you want to live in a fun and engaging environment next year? Are you interested in entrepreneurship and want to meet people who also share that interest? Would you love the opportunity to go on unique trips and tours (whether it be virtual or in-person)? 

We know just the place you should live next year, the Albright Entrepreneurs Village! 🏘 

Explore your interests, make friends, and gain valuable insight and experience. 💡If you are an undergraduate that will be a sophomore or above, then check it out. 

Applications due this Friday (2/19)! 🚀 Link in bio!

Are you interested in living in an entrepreneurship community at @ncstate? 🏘 A place that offers amazing opportunities, such as workshops and mentorships, to learn about entrepreneurship? Then you should apply to live at the Albright Entrepreneurs Village today! 🚀 

Open to undergraduates at the sophomore level or above. Applications due Friday, February 19th! 🐺

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