Who's it for?
NC State students with at least junior standing who have a business idea that requires a seed stage investment.
What problem does it solve?
Through the lack of experience, it can be difficult for students to receive startup funding for their business
How does it help?
The Acceleration Fund is given to students who go through a three-month program that is intensive and focuses on significant aspects of starting a business.
The NC State Acceleration Fund is designed to accelerate economic development by increasing the propensity of new ventures to survive and grow through equity-free grants. Acceleration grants provide up to $50,000 and pro bono support services to entrepreneurs who complete the Andrews Launch Accelerator. The NC State Acceleration Fund was made possible by a $1 Million seed donation by Lyn and Chip Andrews.