EI Ambassadors

Serving as the student arm representing the Entrepreneurship Initiative, the EI Ambassador program consists of a select group of students interested in further development of their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. In return for the time and dedication of these students, the EI will offer learning and growing opportunities unique to Ambassadors only.

Examples of such opportunities include Fireside Chats during which Ambassadors will enjoy a meal with an entrepreneur in a setting that provides ample time for questions and relationship building, networking opportunities with friends of the EI, mentoring opportunities, etiquette training, lunch events, use of the Garage, leadership development, social opportunities, logo apparel, and more.

2013-2014 Ambassadors

Natalia von Windheim-President

Bissan Abdel-Majid

DeShawn Brown

Aaron Daeke

Charles Etoroma

Ankesh Madan

Alex Makel

Sean Maroni

Oliver Stahlmann

Tasso von Windheim

Jin Zhu

Interested in learning more about the EI Ambassadors? Click here to view their profiles!


• Must complete application in which a high level of passion and character are displayed and communicated through responses. You must also demonstrate evidence of both leadership and team-player success.
• Must demonstrate enthusiasm and knowledge about the EI and its activities
• Must be able to participate at least one full academic year from time of induction (therefore must be able to participate for at least 2 full semesters)
• Must have at least a 2.0 GPA (considered good academic standing with NC State University)

Application Process

To download a copy of the Ambassador Application click here: Ambassador Application

To be considered for the EI Ambassador program, you must fully complete an application and interview. Applications are due on December 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Late submittals will not be accepted.  After applications are reviewed, students will be notified if they have been selected for interviews, which will be held December 5 and/or 6.  Final selections will be made after the interviews, and candidates will be notified of the outcome on December 8.

Applications can be submitted electronically to jennifer_capps@ncsu.edu or in hardcopy Jennifer Capps in the Garage (Innovation Hall, Suite 131).