Investing in Great Teams & Great Opportunities

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.

The WIN actively engages and matches NC State alumni network expertise with portfolio companies to support growth and success. The NC State community offers a uniquely powerful opportunity for networking and guidance from industry experts and successful entrepreneurial leaders. WIN members work actively to connect WIN portfolio companies with the Wolfpack Investor Network to foster collaboration and further success.

In addition to the team below, WIN collaborates with NC State graduate students with expertise in business, engineering, and other disciplines to create due diligence reports for WIN portfolio companies.

Meet the Team

Brett Danforth

Managing Co-Director

Abby Phillips

Assistant Director for Member Services

Lisa Chang

Diligence Director

Director TEC Program, Poole College of Management


Wade Fulghum

Interim Executive Director – Research Commercialization

Tom Miller

McPherson Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering Entrepreneurship

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship

Executive Director, NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative

Raj Narayan

Associate Director Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science

Executive In Residence and Past Director, TEC Program, Poole College of Management

Lewis Sheats

Assistant Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship at NC State University

Executive Director of the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic based in Poole College

Associate Professor of practice in Poole College