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Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Grow Ideas Into A Business

Whether you already have the idea or are just beginning to think about ideas that could become a start-up, this program gives you the framework and training to develop a business plan based on data-driven research.

NC State is home to thinkers and doers. Our world-leading faculty instill in all students the entrepreneurial mindset they need to thrive in the career of their choice.

I feel like a different person. I have learned to be more confident because I have met a lot of people who are helping us to create a new business, pushing us to become better people, to become leaders in our country.

Karla Campos

UNITEC Honduras

Top Ranked Programs

NC State is consistently ranked one of the best entrepreneurship programs in the country.

Program Highlights

Participants will

  • learn from world-class faculty whose extensive teaching is based on the latest research on entrepreneurship, real-world success at developing and leading successful start-ups and implementing these concepts globally
  • participate in social and cultural activities (in-person programs)
  • earn a certificate upon completion

Topics Include

  • Thinking Entrepreneurially
  • Opportunity Identification
  • Opportunity Evaluation
  • Customer Discovery
  • Voice of the Customer (VOC) techniques to validate Minimal Viable Products (MVP)