Just two years after launch the North Carolina State Entrepreneurship Clinic has received a national award that recognizes the program’s success in helping launch new ventures.

The US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship honored the NCSU effort with its Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program.

Lewis Sheats, NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic’s director, accepted the award at an event in Philadelphia last weekend.

“I’m very proud of the students that have been an integral piece in developing the clinic,” Sheats said. “This award is representative of their dedication and effort to build a program that provides real value to our entrepreneurship community and their growing desire to be entrepreneurial thinkers.”

The Clinic, which is based at HQ Raleigh, has offered support and training to nearly 300 students who have in turn worked at more than 150 startups. Those students have spent more than 10,000 hours assisting new ventures. NCSU students participating in the Clinic program serve as consultants.

The NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic, which launched in January 2015, is part of the Poole College of Management.

A winner in the competition is selected based on innovation, quality, potential viability, comprehensiveness, depth of support, sustainability and impact.

Learn more at: https://entrepreneurshipclinic.ncsu.edu/