student entrepreneurship | WRAL TechWire

student entrepreneurship

I Skipped Law School and a Publishing Career to Start a Company

When you are young and starting out on your own, you think that the days of calling your parents and crying are far behind you. But when I was 20, I found myself lying on a bench in the middle of the NC State campus on the phone with my dad, and I was bawling.  I had started my college career with a plan. I was going to major in political science then go to Duke for law school. Somewhere in transition, my plan had lost its appeal, and I was no longer happy. A few days later I...

Read More

A New Home for Student Entrepreneurship

Starting a company out of a dorm room may seem a little outdated these days, but what about starting one in an entire residence hall? For students at NC State University, this could be a reality. On September 2, the Entrepreneurship Initiative will host the grand opening of Innovation Hall, a new residence hall, which is part of Wolf Ridge on Centennial Campus. It is the new home of the EI offices, the Andy and Jane Albright Entrepreneurs Living and Learning Village and my personal favorite workspace, the EI Garage. The vision for Innovation Hall is to be the...

Read More

The Future of ThinkHouse Starts Today

Eight 20-something men in a house may not sound like the most productive of work environments. But the founders of ThinkHouse say at least five new Triangle-area startups are growing and thriving thanks to the last six months those men spent living and working together in a renovated house in Boylan Heights. Though the vision for ThinkHouse is much bigger than a house in Raleigh—at least 40 houses in cities around the world and new plans for TeachHouses and HealthHouses—founders Christopher Gergen (pictured right) and Jason Widen (middle) of Forward Impact, Brooks Bell (left) of Brooks Bell Interactive and...

Read More