Albright Entrepreneurs Village

The Albright Entrepreneurs Village, located on Centennial Campus, is NC State’s living and learning community for student entrepreneurs. The Village 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: mentor and networking events, trips and tours and regular meetings with alumni and startup founders.

Village Benefits​

The Village offers a 1-credit class during the fall of your first year in the village to bring in speakers, focus on solving problems and maximize your time in the AEV.
The Village promotes entrepreneurial thinking and leadership development through “hands on” activities and community speakers to gain valuable knowledge. The Village also offers simulations and competitions with prizes to support students building ventures.
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.

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


Coming into the village, it really surprised me how big of a role I could play. Even in my first couple of weeks, I realized I could truly be more than just a student here.


William Duke, Village Mentor

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.

Residents have the opportunity to explore their interests in a supportive community. Specialized programming includes mentor and networking events, trips and tours, and regular meetings with alumni and startup founders.

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