The third edition of this annual event, hosted by the NC State Alumni Entrepreneurs group, will showcase more than 20 firms and their innovative products and technologies. Featured companies represent an array of industry sectors, from biotech and food science to fashion and textiles.
The Carimus contingent will include co-founder and CEO Tony Pease (Engineering, 2010), Operations Officer Sarah Deasy (Textiles, 2010), Project Manager Hannah Johnson (Textiles, 2012), and Director of Business Development Tyler Eshraghi (Engineering, 2010).
The NC State Alumni Entrepreneur Showcase will take place on May 14 from 6-8 pm at the Dorothy & Roy Park Alumni Center on Alumni Drive. Admission is free for alumni association members and only $5 for nonmembers. Admission covers hors d’oeurvres and beverages, including NC State’s very own craft beer brewed on campus.
Carimus and other companies at the event will interact with attendees, who will, in turn, invest with their favorites through “PackBucks” provided upon arrival. The company receiving the most PackBucks wins a prize pack including business cards and a retractable tabletop sign from AlphaGraphics, as well as $1,000 in consulting services from sponsor Raleighwood Media.
Debra Morgan, a 10-time Emmy Award-winning anchor and broadcast news journalist at WRAL, will emcee the Alumni Entrepreneur Showcase.
According to Pease, the showcase is a chance to not only promote GoodBookey but to also give back to the NC State community. “We love coming back to State at every opportunity we’re available,” he said. “Our company is full of NCSU grads, very talented people representing multiple disciplines among the university’s offerings. When we participate in these kinds of events, we love to win, but more importantly, we want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, lift up this alumni community, and inspire next generation entrepreneurs in the Wolfpack Nation.”