Executive in Residence (XIR)
ORC’s Executives-in-Residence Program pairs experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and industry executives with NC State researchers considering launching a startup company and existing NC State startups that are seeking coaching and guidance.
NC State’s I-Corps Program provides participating teams with training in customer discovery best practices and understanding market feedback. Teams are matched with business mentors that provide ecosystem knowledge and connections to further the teams’ understanding of a market.
ORC partners with the NC Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) to provide NC State research-based startups with access to CED’s Venture Mentor Service (VMS). The VMS program is adapted from a team-based mentorship approach developed at MIT and participating startups receive a team of 3-4 business mentors.