A new N.C. State University initiative seeks to establish a new resource and research center for area entrepreneurs.
The school’s Poole College of Management plans to open the N.C. State Entrepreneurship Clinic inside HQ Raleigh in downtown in February.
“The Entrepreneurship Clinic, inspired by the university teaching hospital model that integrates research, teaching and real world experience, will provide a place where faculty, students, entrepreneurs and service providers go to teach, learn and build the next generation of businesses in Raleigh,” said Lewis Sheats, a Poole College professor and the clinic’s director, in a press release.
The clinic will embed N.C. State students within the entrepreneurial community and enable entrepreneurs to access the university’s team of technology commercialization experts. The students will provide consulting services to entrepreneurs with the help of faculty.
Entrepreneurs can walk in or make appointment to meet with clinic staff. Students and faculty can bring their startup projects to the clinic and collaborate on research initiatives.
“We envision that the Entrepreneurship Clinic will be a pipeline of knowledge and talent for business incubators serving the vibrant and growing entrepreneurial community in Raleigh and beyond,” said Ira Weiss, dean of the Poole College of Management, in the release.
To find out more about the N.C. State Entrepreneurship Clinic, go here.