Connecting NC State Alumni and Friends to NC State Startups

The Wolfpack Investor Network (WIN) brings together the NC State entrepreneurial community, NC State alumni network, and innovative private companies to empower the businesses that drive our future. Our mission is to support the global NC State entrepreneurial community with an angel investing platform and co-investment fund (the Seed Capital Endowment Fund) that engages and leverages the power of the NC State alumni network.

MEMBERS

ENTREPRENEURS

Are you an NC State affiliated company interested in collaborating with the Wolfpack Investor Network? WIN provides its portfolio companies with the leveraged power and support of NC State’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and alumni network. Learn more about the requirements to receive an investment from WIN.

INVESTMENTS

We believe in the power of ideas and their ability to change the world. Together we are working to build a better future through investing in companies encompassing NC State’s “Think and Do” mentality. Take a look at our portfolio companies who are transforming ideas into reality.

How to Apply?

The Wolfpack Investor Network establishes the connections you need to either secure funding or finding the innovative companies to fund that are helping shape the world of tomorrow. Get involved today!

Become a Member Apply for Funding

Quotes from our Network

WIN Member:

"What I like best about WIN is being able to meet entrepreneurs face-to-face and ask them the tough questions required to validate their business strategy, intellectual property and industry knowledge. These collaborative interactions with entrepreneurs are further enhanced by the diversity of the WIN members who come from a wide variety of business, technical and scientific backgrounds."

Gary Hoke
Raleigh, NC

WIN Portfolio Company CEO:

"My experience with the Wolfpack Investor Network has been nothing but supportive. WIN was the first network to invest in my company. The process of presenting, due diligence and closing was seamless, resulting in the members directly contributing to the commercialization of an NCSU technology."

Stephanie Watson, CEO, Mimikai
Los Angeles, CA

WIN Member:

"I'm a new Investor with WIN and I'm very pleased to see what is happening. I have sat on both sides of the table in investing situations, and particularly on the solicitation side, having formed a public company and a private company-finally. WIN is just a terrific concept, especially for NC State. It gives grad students a wonderful opportunity to analyze new and proposed companies while providing potential funding for start-up companies with NC State connections. I wish that WIN had been available 30 years ago."

Paul Stewart
Denver, CO

 

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