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Startup Stories


Aug 1, 2022

Poole Startup Stories: Niki and Ritika Shamdasani, Founders, Sani

When Niki and Ritika Shamdasani found themselves in a bind looking for traditional Indian dresses for an upcoming wedding, they realized the need for modern South Asian cultural apparel in the U.S.

Mar 8, 2022

Startup Stories: Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, Founder, Bee Downtown

An introductory beekeeping class at NC State inspired alumna Leigh-Kathryn Bonner to pursue a career in finding sustainable urban environments for local bees.

Nov 23, 2021

Startup Stories: 321 Coffee

Lewis Sheats sits down with the founders of 321 Coffee, Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans, to discuss how to provide employees with disabilities a meaningful way to contribute to society.

Oct 5, 2021

Startup Stories: Randy Ramsey, Founder, Jarrett Bay Boatworks

When many dreamed of becoming a firefighter, dancer or police officer, Randy Ramsey knew he wanted to become a charter boat captain.

Aug 27, 2021

Startup Stories: Jared Plummer ’05 ’07, Two Roosters Ice Cream

Jared Plummer, founder of Two Roosters Ice Cream, joins Lewis Sheats, assistant vice provost of entrepreneurship, for the first episode of Startup Stories, a series that takes a look into businesses created by Poole College of Management students, alumni and friends.

Mar 2, 2020

Poole Alumnus Robert ‘Chip’ Andrews Discusses Entrepreneurial Success, Leadership

NC State alumnus Robert “Chip” Andrews (Economics ‘66), former chairman and CEO of FMI Corporation, sat down with us to talk about his path into the business world and how to be an effective leader.