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Poole College Announces the 2020 Andrews Launch Accelerator Participants

The Andrews Launch Accelerator is the product of the generous donation from Lyn and Chip Andrews that allocates equity-free seed capital to NC State startups to continue their entrepreneurial journey. The program runs for 14 weeks from May 19 to August 28.

The program is excited to announce the companies that have been selected for the 2020 Andrews Launch Accelerator. Four out of five of this year’s participants are female-led and three companies are led by immigrant/first-generation founders, with all companies representing minorities. 

2020 Andrews Launch Accelerator Participants

321 Coffee | Lindsay Wrege, Class of 2021

321 Coffee is a nonprofit coffee shop that employs individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to provide and promote meaningful work opportunities for this community.

Sani Designs

Sani is a sister-owned and operated South Asian fashion label focused on South Asian American women. Founded in 2017, Sani creates innovative, multifunctional designs and couples those products with seamless experiences that reimagine South Asian fashion for a new generation.

Simpliworks | Malik McCray, 2019 Alumnus

Simpliworks provides small to medium businesses with intelligent search advertising solutions. For businesses new to e-commerce and for those looking to scale, we remove the barriers. The Simpliworks solution leverages automation and AI to improve sales efficiency, make data driven decisions, and most importantly save precious time. We packed the power of a full agency into one simple tool to make effective advertising accessible to all online sellers.

Sol | Jeyashree Haridoss, 2020 Alumna 

Sol is an app that instantly connects people in new places with real interpreters.


Vetletics is a research and development organization of veterinary products for the medical and athletic sectors. Our mission is to improve animal health and enhance athletic recovery to maximize performance. Our flagship product is a pneumatic compression device for horses specifically designed to alleviate issues common in these animals.