Become a Mentor
One of the most critical aspects to engage and embed entrepreneurial and innovative students is a well-organized mentorship network. The goal of our mentorship program is to accelerate the growth of our students through connections to a tribe of dedicated mentors. We offer mentors the tools and opportunities that enable them to directly mentor students, attend engagements that allow them to interact with multiple students and teams – ranging from mixer-style engagements to competition, judging and more – and to attend engagements that allow them to interact directly with other mentors.
Apply to be a mentor.
Partner with the Entrepreneurship Clinic
The NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic creates value for the entrepreneurship ecosystem through experiential learning. Part of fulfilling this goal comes in the form of classes hosted in the Clinic. In these classes students are paired with partner companies to complete 4-8 week long sprints that develop fundamental entrepreneurial skills while also creating value for partner companies. The classes are split into two different levels, each offering the opportunity to develop specific skills, and provide measurable value to companies.
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Take the Founders’ Pledge
Pledge now. Connect early. Give when you’re ready.
The Founders’ Pledge is a personal and nonbinding commitment to make a gift back to NC State at some point in the future: when you have an exit, IPO, or stream of steady revenue. Your pledge can be made for any amount, can be paid at any time, and you can choose how your gift is designated at the university.
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