As a valuable partner to NC State, the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) works to strengthen economic development in the Triangle area by supporting local startup companies through their network of experienced entrepreneurs and assistance programs.

Blackstone Programs:

Blackstone Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR)

Blackstone EIRs work are seasoned entrepreneurs who work with and mentor area startups. EIRs give feedback on business development, marketing, and financial strategies, and can also provide connections to their networks.

Blackstone Fellows

Blackstone Fellows are current MBA or doctorial candidates who assist Blackstone companies with business development. Fellows provide financial modeling, market research, competitive analysis, and due diligence on introductory companies to the BEN.

Blackstone Connect

NC State entrepreneurs and researchers with idea-stage startups can sign up to meet and discuss their startup ideas with seasoned Blackstone Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIR) through Blackstone Connect.

Here are a few videos describing the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN)