Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy Partners

The Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy is a no-cost, immersive two-week residential summer program set on a sizable university campus is a thriving small town. ARC’s partnerships with Appalachian State University, Entre Ed, and STEM West prepares the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and thinkers.

Our Partners

Appalachian State University

As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors


EntreEd champions entrepreneurship education, cultivating students for a prosperous future. Through leadership, professional development, advocacy, and networking, EntreEd curates educational practices and programs that forge entrepreneurial capabilities in all students.


STEM West advocates and supports the alignment of educational and occupational objectives through the regional workforce and community partnerships.