The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation


The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at North Carolina A&T State University is the hub for entrepreneurship education on the campus.

Our Goal is to ignite students’ entrepreneurial passion and equip them with the knowledge, skills, connections and practical experiences needed to be successful innovators and entrepreneurs in whatever path they may choose.

The CEI encourages, supports and recognizes the entrepreneurial endeavors of students, faculty, staff and alumni, and serves as a university-wide resource center for developing entrepreneurs in the A&T community, the Triad and beyond.  

Through a combination of entrepreneurial-focused classroom instruction, experiential learning opportunities, Aggie Startup Lab and community engagement activities, the Center helps students and program participants develop the entrepreneurial mindset and the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed for a successful entrepreneurial career, either starting a for-profit or social venture, joining an entrepreneurial company, or creating innovations within a large company.

“We don’t teach the spark, but we can light the spark and keep it burning.” - Patricia Greene

For more information, contact Center Director Thaddeus McEwen at or 336-285-3356