Events & Activities

All CEEI Entrepreneur Speaker Series & Family Dinner Night will be held in Craig Hall 337 and Via Zoom. We hope to see you there! Learn more.


Mr. Geoff Foster - Wednesday, September 14th at 6:30 PM

CEO at Core Technology Molding Corporation.

Mr. Anthony Goins - Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30 PM

Director of Economic Development, State of Nebraska.

Mr. Lincoln Tyson - Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 PM

Founder and Principal of TPM Group, LLC

Mr. Nick Piornak - Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30 PM 

General Manager of Revolution Mills.

Mr. Ken Merritt - Wednesday, October 19th at 6:30 PM

Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry. 

Ms. Kimberly Bullock Gatling - Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:30 PM

U.S. Registered Patent Attorney and North Carolina Board Certified Trademark Specialist with the firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.

Mr. Cornelius "CC" Lamberth - Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30 PM

President and CEO of C2 Contractors, LLC.

Mr. Freddie Foust - Wednesday, November 16th at 6:30 PM

Certified Executive Coach/Consultant with extensive experience in Leadership and Team Development, Quality Control, and Budget Coordination.

MBA Candidates from NC A&T will partner with local business owners to assess operations, review processes, and establish procedures to facilitate growth. Learn more!

North Carolina A&T University is partnering to introduce an 8-week campus dedicated pre-accelerator program designed to help students along their entrepreneurial journey. Learn More!

 Applications are open now through August 19th!

CEEI presents an elevated celebration of the Duke’s Mayo Classic in Charlotte, NC. Aimed at developing business connections and partnerships, this event is also a fundraiser for the Center. Learn more!

Historically, life’s most important lessons were taught around the dinner table. Every Wednesday evening, students will gather to break bread and receive developmental nourishment from guest speakers presenting a wide range of topics including life skills & financial literacy. Learn more!

When: September 14 - November 16, 2022

Time: Wednesdays 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Where: Craig Hall, Room 337

Focus: Life skills, financial empowerment, professional development,  and communication skills. 

The cross-disciplinary focus of the Center is to educate ALL students at NC A&T on how to “Own Their Career.” Business is a part of every department. This series is designed to connect the dots between entrepreneurship and student's educational department. Learn more!

Register below:

Business Department - September 15, 2022

Education Department - October 20, 2022

Engineering Department - November 17, 2022

Journalism & Mass Communication - January 9, 2023

College of Science & Technology Entrepreneurship - February 6, 2023

College of Health & Human Science - March 16, 2023

Agriculture Department - April 20, 2023

Best Selling Author & Guest Speaker, Gino Wickman, joins us on September 22nd to discuss the Entrepreneurial Leap. Learn more!

Take a ride on The Money Bus! “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” - Seneca


Discover the road of Financial Empowerment on your journey to the heights of The Fury, Carowinds’ tallest roller coaster. We’re taking work before play to a whole new level! Learn practical money principles on the ride to and from North Carolina’s ultimate playground, Carowinds in Charlotte. Seating is limited. Don’t miss this complimentary opportunity. Register TODAY!

Bus departs from Craig Hall at 8:00 AM SHARP! We’ll return to campus at 7:30 PM.
Dates:
September 17, 2022
October 1, 2022
October 8, 2022

The Center of Excellence presents the Alumni and Minority Business Owner Career and Opportunity Fair. Business owners will be able to connect with the brightest students from NCAT. NCAT Students will be able to gain experience with recruiters.

When: October 20th & 21st from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Craig Hall, Room 337
More information for students.
More information for businesses.

The Center of Excellence will be investing into tomorrow’s leaders through a pitch competition. This event will be held after the Homecoming Luncheon Friday, October 28th in the Academic Classroom Building first floor lobby. Learn more!

National Entrepreneurship Day event being held on Tuesday, November 15th. Open House party Students, faculty & Staff 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Sign up here!

It is a well-known fact that successful people are disciplined in their mental AND physical beings. Aggie Fitness is a boot-camp style workout offered 3 mornings a week designed to encourage healthy living for NC A&T students, faculty, and the local community. Learn more!

Experience is the best teacher. The Center has specially selected books that will help students develop the entrepreneurial mindset:

"Think and Grow Rich" The Black Choice By Denis Kimbro & Napoleon Hill

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens By Sean Covey

Money Master The Game By Tony Robbins

The Book Club will meet once a month for discussion on the lessons learned from the readings. Learn more!

Peer Advisory Groups were developed to connect NC A&T current student business owners, alumni, and Piedmont-Triad area businesses. The groups function as a sounding board for members, and enable them to receive feedback, suggestions, and strategies from those who can relate to their positions as business leaders. Learn more!

Each peer group can be launched with as little as six (6) members, max being set at fifteen (15). The groups will meet monthly for a 3-hour facilitated session including a Speaker, group problem solving, and coaching.

This opportunity of networking with others of various industries yields a space for CEOs and executives to discuss issues they face within their business and opportunity for solutions to be sought out through candid sessions. These sessions will run from September through May (9 months ) including a holiday social to connect group members.

For more information feel free to reach via email or call 336-285-3356.

NCAT Undergraduate Students must be enrolled full time in the spring semester of the competition year – no more than three students per business team. Cash prizes awarded for the most successful business plan ideas. Learn more!

When: Spring semester of each year
Application Deadline:  February 27, 2023
Location: Craig Hall 337 (College of Business building)
Email: ceei@ncat.edu

Welcome to Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Please register here to access FREE resources!
Location: Craig Hall 337 (College of Business building)
Email: ceei@ncat.edu