As the entrepreneurial community at NC State grows each year in size and ambition, it’s grabbing more attention from nearly every population on campus. 

And all those groups—from alumni startups to student clubs to faculty and curious passersby—came together last week for the first-ever Entrepalooza innovation and entrepreneurship festival at the Oval on Centennial Campus

Although I had my favorites, most of those had little crowd support. So it came as no surprise after the five-minute voting period when the judges named crowd favorite Oliver Walsh of Share Fish the winner. As he accepted the prize, Walsh said he’d use the money to complete development of the app and roll it out first at NC State.  

Though events like these are more fun than clear indicators of startup success, they give great insight into the bright minds on campus and the talent soon to enter our broader Triangle startup community.