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.
EI 100 VILLAGE COURSE
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.
PEER AND PROFFESSIONAL MENTORS
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.
TRIPS AND TOURS
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.
LIVE IN WOLF RIDGE
- 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!
Albright Entrepreneurship Villager
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.
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!
Field Experiences at AEV
Villagers learn about entrepreneurship outside of the classroom as a part of our regular field experiences. We visit social enterprise startups, tech startups, arts ventures and alumni-owned businesses of all kinds.
History of the AEV
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!
AEV Director – Ahmed Ali / firstname.lastname@example.org