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Andrews Launch Accelerator Application

Enabling NC State Founders to turn their visions into reality.

Andrews Launch Accelerator Application

Hey there, thanks for your interest in the Andrews Launch Accelerator. To complete your application, please review the eligibility requirements one more time below, and then complete the application below. Be sure to read all instructions and notes related to the application before submitting. Keep in mind, there is a 2 minute video pitch requirement as part of the application- don’t wait until last minute to start this!

Eligibility Requirements

At least one co-founder or owner of 10% or more of the company’s equity must be either a NC State Undergraduate, Graduate, or Recent Alumni (up to 5 years) from any NC State program.

Furthermore, at least one member of the team must be present, in person, at the in-person sessions that take place in the Entrepreneurship Clinic (downtown Raleigh) once weekly. In the past these sessions have taken place on Tuesdays from 9-12.

Process and Dates

  1. Application Due | March 29th.
    • The actual application (done on this page, including your 2 minute pitch) is due.
  2. Applications reviewed, finalists chosen | April 12th
    • The applications submitted here will go through review and the top 10 applicants will be selected as finalists. 
  3. Finalist Pitch day | April 26th, 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M in Downtown Raleigh.
    • The selected finalists will be invited to a finalist pitch day taking place in Raleigh on April 26th, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
    • During this time, finalists will give an in-person 5 minute pitch with 10 minutes of Q&A from a panel of judges.
    • The start and end time for this pitch day is variable to change by roughly an hour, but please make sure you calendars are blocked.
  4. Finalists Announced | May 1st
    • Of the 10 finalists, about 5 will be selected to participate in this year’s cohort. Offer letters will be sent on May 1st.
  5. Program Begins | May 20th, 2024
  6. Demo Day (program finale) | August 27th, 2024

Ready to apply to the Andrews Launch Accelerator?

You can access the application through the button below. Otherwise, scroll further to learn more.

Want some extra support?

Feel free to apply for and attend the totally free ALA: LAUNCH sessions to learn more about what we look for in candidates, and get direct support on your application.

Anna Petrov pitching to judges,