Village Benefits

Albright Entrepreneurs Students

EI 100 Entrepreneurial Thinking in the Albright Entrepreneurs Village

The village offers a 1-credit course during the fall of your first year in the village to bring in speakers, focus on solving problems and maximize your time in the village.

EI 100 involves active discussion about current events, case studies and assigned reading to evaluate strategies needed to think like an entrepreneur. Our students will think critically and apply basic skills needed when joining or forming teams to launch ideas or ventures. This course is held in Wolf Ridge Apartments Innovation Hall and is restricted to residents of the Albright Entrepreneurs Village to discuss these ideas and build upon the living and learning community’s learning outcomes.

Hands-on Experience

The village promotes entrepreneurial thinking and leadership development through “hands-on” activities and community speakers to gain valuable knowledge. The village also offers simulations and competitions with prizes to support students building ventures.

Peer and Professional Mentors

The village provides professional and peer mentorship opportunities for our students to promote venture and professional skills growth for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Trips and Tours

Village residents have the opportunity to attend multiple local startup tours throughout the year and an annual trip to a new city. Past annual trips have included Washington D.C. and Chicago. In addition, many village residents take part in the fall break trip to New York City and the spring break trip to Silicon Valley offered by NC State Entrepreneurship.

24-Hour Access to the eGarage

Residents have 24/7 access to the Entrepreneurship Garage co-working and prototyping space – located one floor below the village.