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Aggie students are minding their own businesses

Montage of Aggie entrepreneurs' website screenshots

Aggie entrepreneurs on the Internet

Meet Allan, Adey J, Jayrello and Justin — four undergraduates with the talent, drive and ambition to be entrepreneurs. So why wait until graduation? All four have created their own businesses as undergraduates. Anyone who says they don’t have time to live their dreams, talk to these four. You can find them on the Aggie Entrepreneurs page on the A&T website. And if you’re an enrolled A&T student operating your own business, you’re awesome, too. Tell us about it, and we’ll add you to the list.

A&T selected for tech commercialization initiative

Cover of program for upcoming inovation and entrepreneurship conferenceA group of historically black universities across the country has been selected for an initiative to bring more of the technology created by their research out of the lab to create new revenue, companies and jobs.

N.C. A&T is one of 15 schools selected for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Innovation and Entrepreneurship Collaborative.  A total of 44 schools applied to join the project. N.C. A&T and Fayetteville State University were selected from North Carolina.

“Commercializing technology generated by A&T researchers will generate revenue for the university and holds the potential for new companies and jobs for Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad,” said Wayne Szafranski, assistant vice chancellor for outreach and economic development.

“This is an area where A&T already has had some success, and we know we have more technology with commercial potential. This program will help us create greater awareness and ability, all across the campus, to capitalize on the technology our faculty and students are creating.”

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Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series presents bioengineering innovator/entrepreneur Mir Imran

Flyer for talk by Mir Imran


Entrepreneurial engineer to speak Thursday

Entrepreneurship Speaker's Forum flyer for November 8, Dr. Randal Pinkett

A&T salutes Nussbaum Center on 25th anniversary

N.C. A&T ad saulting Nussbaum CenterTwo weeks ago, North Carolina’s largest business incubator held an event to mark its long-awaited move to a new facility, the former Carolina Steel plant on South Eugene Street in Greensboro.  Tomorrow night, the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship will celebrate 25 years of success in helping new businesses grow and create jobs.  Congratulations to CEO Sam Funchess, former CEO Tom May, and the many entrepreneurs who have contributed to that success.





Aggie undergrad a finalist for innovation award

N.C. A&T student Lillian Barfield and two partners from UNC Wilmington are among the finalists for the Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation. The object of the competition is to come up with an idea to increase North Carolina’s high school graduation rate. There are separate categories for college students and high school students.

Barfield and her colleagues’ idea, as reported by the Star-News of Wilmington:

“The students created the Wilmington Community Digital Storytelling Collaboration, which gives iPads and digital cameras to middle schoolers who are at risk of dropping out to get them to tell a story. The middle schoolers are also paired with community members and UNCW students.

The prize is sponsored by the Emerging Issues Forum at N.C. State UniversityOnline voting is under way through Monday February 6.  The winners will receive $5,000 and will be announced Tuesday at the annual Emerging Issues Forum.