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Students work inside the Entrepreneurship Clinic on Centennial Campus.

Nov 29, 2022

NC State becomes part of KEEN to improve entrepreneurial thinking in engineering

This fall, NC State University joined the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), which brings together engineering faculty and staff members who aim to prepare students to graduate with entrepreneurial mindsets. As a land-grant university with a philosophy of Think and Do, NC State’s goals to prepare students to succeed in their chosen industries and create value in the world align well with KEEN’s mission. 

Connor Boyce, Natalie Barbu and Nick Kane, co-founders of Rella, in San Francisco.

Nov 9, 2022

The rise of Rella: A story of engineering entrepreneurship

There are important moments in our lives that require a little courage to take that leap of faith. At least, that is how Natalie Barbu, industrial and systems engineering ’18; Nick Kane, electrical and computer engineering ’20; and Connor Boyce, electrical engineering ’20, felt when they first launched their brand-new business, Rella, in app stores. 

Members of the College of Agriculture's Sweetpotato Breeding and Genetics Program pose with Chancellor Randy Woodson, holding up the "wolf" hand sign.

Oct 24, 2022

NC State celebrates innovation, entrepreneurship

Craig Yencho and Ken Pecota were both honored with the Innovator of the Year award, and Marshall Brain received the Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

Tayseer Almatter holding microphone while speaking.

May 27, 2022

Global Alumni Spotlight: From student to founder

Tayseer Almatter, class of 2012, began his career at NC State University to complete his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. Little did he know that his experiences would lead him to build TforDesign, a design innovation brand. Both inside and outside the classroom, Tayseer says he was allowed the opportunity to “re-discover” himself. 

A closeup photo of a can of Casalu resting on top of a several other cans; the can has varying shades of green and yellow text and graphics on a background of white.

May 20, 2022

Engineering entrepreneurship

Building a business takes discipline, a willingness to explore all options and an ability to think outside the box — all skills that College of Engineering (COE) alumni learned at NC State. 

Katie Lawson

Dec 16, 2021

Meet Katie Lawson, an Entrepreneurship Ambassador, scholar and engineer

Katie Lawson came to NC State from Apex, NC and is now graduating with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Cognitive Science from the College of Engineering.  

Adarsh Arun and Noah Gassner pitching their venture idea, Wake, at Wolf Den. Wake is a vibrating wristband that only wakes up the one wearing it.

Nov 22, 2021

Engineering students among winners at 2021 Wolf Den

Five student teams battled it out in front of the wolves in this Shark Tank-inspired pitch competition. Meet the winners and learn about their ventures. 

Jul 9, 2021

Engineering Miller Fellow restoring work-life balance with Home Office Solutions

Billy Dickinson, MAE '21, was awarded a Miller Fellowship to support his start-up Home Office Solutions, which aims to provide better work-from-home spaces. 

Jun 4, 2021

NC State Entrepreneurship selects five new alumni for the 2021 Miller Fellowship

Billy Dickinson, a mechanical engineering alumnus, was named to the new cohort of Miller Fellows, a program that supports newly graduated entrepreneurs who wish to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures full-time after graduation.