Albright Entrepreneurs Living and Learning Village

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The Albright Entrepreneurs Village (AEV) is a place for NC State students who want to learn to think like an entrepreneur. The Village is a residential community at Wolf Ridge Apartments on Centennial Campus that involves residents from all majors and provides social and co-curricular activities to engage them in the startup world and encourage them to develop their ideas and ventures. Our diverse group receives coaching from successful entrepreneurs and immersion in the programs that help students translate ideas into action.

Why join us?

With support from the Entrepreneurship Initiative (EI) team, and coaching from both professional and peer mentors, students immerse themselves in entrepreneurship and activities that helps students to think creatively and achieve their goals.

*Please note, the Albright Entrepreneurs Village is accepting freshman applicants; however, there are a limited number of freshman spots available.

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In addition to the many community amenities, residents have access to premium events and resources. To learn more about the apartments or to schedule a tour, email us at We accept applications on an ongoing basis and we would love to expand our group of talented student entrepreneurs!

Check out the Entrepreneurship Initiative website for more information:

Lekeeyma Beckley

“The Village is amazing and it will teach you great professional skills and all about problem solving,” said Lekeeyma Beckley, a junior studying Political Science and AEV resident. “Join! Go ahead and do it. If you don’t start, you can’t finish.”


David Tillack



"My favorite definition of luck was given to me by a wise teacher of mine in high school who said ‘Luck is when hard work meets opportunity.’ I believe entrepreneurship is that way as well," said David Tillack, a junior studying Mechanical Engineering and Village resident who has worked with two different startups during his time with the AEV. "I want to be an entrepreneur and there is only one way of doing that: work hard so that perhaps one day I’ll actually be lucky."

Contact Information

Haley Huie
Program Specialist, Entrepreneurship Initiative
Phone: (919) 515-8439