How you can help

Time

There are many ways to contribute to the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship. We have forged valuable relationships with a diverse group of successful entrepreneurs who give on-campus lectures, recruit students, or serve as mentors. As we continue to grow, it is essential that the Center form new relationships with accomplished entrepreneurs. In doing so, we aspire to provide even more opportunities for our students to network and gain valuable real-world insights.

Here are some of our current programs that would benefit from your time and expertise: 

Become a judge for one of our contests:

  • Pitch Your Idea in 90 Seconds Contest 
  • Business Plan Contest

Volunteer as a speaker:

  • Accelerator Program 
  • Entrepreneur Speaker Series
  • Association of Student Entrepreneurs

Volunteer as a mentor to one of our students:

  • Dale Tweedy Mentoring Program

If you are interested in offer your time, please contact us.

Donations

As the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship is privately funded, the generosity of private donors is essential for the continued growth and nourishment of our program. Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated, and multi-year pledges help to sustain and develop programs.

Here are some of our current and potential programs that would benefit from your financial generosity:

  • Provide monetary awards to the winners of the contests listed above.
  • Provide funding to attract high profile speakers for the Accelerator Program and our Entrepreneur Speaker Series. 
  • Provide funding to start a Small Business Loan Program for students.
  • Provide travel support for our International Entrepreneurship Program.

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Naming Rights

For large contributions, naming rights are available for the seperate areas in the center, as well as for individual entrepreneurial programs. For example, an existing endowment gift from Dale Tweedy for the annual Dale Tweedy Mentoring Program has ensured that this program will be funded in perpetuity. A collection of the many naming options available are listed below:

  • Accelerator Program
  • Pitch Your Idea in 90 seconds Contest
  • Small Business Loan Program
  • Business Plan Contest
  • Lounge area of the  Transposition Insight Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Conference room of the  Transposition Insight Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Individual Accelerator Desks

If you are interested in our naming rights opportunities, please contact us.

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Transportation Insight
Center for Entrepreneurship
Walker College of Business
Appalachian State University
Peacock Hall
ASU Box 32160
Boone, NC 28608-2089

828-262-8325

entrepreneurship@appstate.edu

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