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Entrepreneurship Garage

A place for students to explore their entrepreneurial ideas and interests.

Our Space Remains Open for Student Use!

Coworking Hours of Operation: 24 Hours with Garage Membership
Prototyping Hours of Operation: Closed

A Hub for Student Entrepreneurs

The NC State Entrepreneurship Garage is a venture creation and prototyping space designed for student entrepreneurs. It serves as a hub for students across campus to come together and explore their entrepreneurial ideas and interests. In partnership with Raleigh Founded, students call the Garage home to work on challenges alongside non-university businesses.

This startup space has it all – a physical space for entrepreneurs to develop, create and invent as well as programmatic resources like community meet-ups and skills workshops. Members have access to hundreds of entrepreneurial-minded peers, which makes networking and relationship-building easy.

Garage resources include:

Co-working space
– Skills workshops
Staff mentors
– Speaker series
Prototyping equipment
Rental equipment [on hold for Spring 2021]

Become a Member

Becoming a member of the Garage is simple.


  • All members must be currently enrolled, degree-seeking NC State students.
  • Members should have good conduct and academic integrity history. Have an incident? Talk to us about it before applying.
  • All members must submit an application and attend an orientation session.


  1. Submit an application.
  2. Complete our Virtual Orientation Moodle course*

*You will receive a link to register for The Entrepreneurship Garage Moodle Course and New Member Virtual Orientation once we receive your application. Please check your email.

We’re Hiring a Graduate Student Worker

We’re looking for a graduate student to work with us in the Garage.

Tutorial: 3D-Printed Room Status Sliding Sign

NC State’s Entrepreneurship Garage holds a wealth of rapid prototyping equipment. Learn how to get started using the Ultimaker S3, an industrial-grade 3D printer, in this entry-level tutorial.

Sliding-window status indicator attached to door

Take a Look Around Our Coworking Space

Take a Look Around Our Prototyping Space

IP Free Zone

The Garage’s designation as an IP-free zone sets the tone for a collaborative learning environment. Students own 100% of the intellectual property developed here.

Contact the Garage

For questions related to the Garage, contact:
Partners I, Suite 1650 on Centennial Campus