NC State University Technology Incubator


Support technology entrepreneurship and emerging technologies by marshaling the resources of NC State University and the surrounding community, and teaching early-stage technology entrepreneurs how to succeed, grow, and thrive.


Bring private and university-based entrepreneurs together in a creative, results-driven environment to activate growth and economic vitality.

Program Facts:

Prior affiliation with NC State is not needed to apply and no equity stake is assumed.  Your technology is your technology.

The NC State University Technology Incubator is a non-profit program managed by the NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES). Launched under IES management in 2003, the program re-launched in 2013 with new facilities and improved services.

The 2007 impact study (conducted by Research Triangle Institute) found that companies which started at the Technology Incubator employed 894 people and contributed $75M to the GSP.

The program is supported by NC State University and by community and corporate partnerships with organizations such as the Small Business Technology and Development Center (SBTDC), the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the NC Center of Innovation Network (COIN) and Verizon Wireless Innovation Program.

It is part of the innovation ecosystem at NC State University, which includes partners such as the Entrepreneurship Initiative Garage,  the NC State eClinic, and the NC State University Office of Technology Transfer.

Advisory Board:

The Technology Incubator’s Advisory Board provides ongoing support of the program, its mission, and its clients. The board consists of seasoned entrepreneurs, community professionals, and program graduates.

2015 Board Roster:

Mr. John Billiter, Member
Mr. Richard Brown, Member
Ms. Lee Clark-Sellers, Member
Ms. Katina Dorton, Member
Dr. Amanda Elam, Member
Mr. Greg Hopper, 2015 Board Chair
Mr. Derrick Minor, Member
Mr. Jonathan Turner, Member