The Fayetteville State University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub

The Fayetteville State University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub features multiple levels of advisory services, workshops, and webinars to address entrepreneurial support gaps and empower small business growth.


To fill entrepreneurial support gaps and empower significantly small business growth, Fayetteville State University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub will provide:

  • Access to faculty-led consulting services offered by graduate and undergraduate students
  • A seamlessly articulated workshop and webinar structure facilitated by local experts to introduce small business owners to cutting edge business skills such as data analytics and opportunity research
  • An entrepreneurial summit – FSU will use its ties to multiple local agencies to host an annual conference that will provide entrepreneurial training, resource booths, business development workshops, and an expo where entrepreneurs can exhibit their goods, and services, concepts in an open forum.
  • Idea Space – To generate creative ideas and solve complex problems, a discrete location away from workplace distractions and institutional barriers where people can cultivate and share new knowledge. The new flex space will provide an environment to facilitate the transformation of ideas from concepts to products and services and will include a 3D printing system.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business
  • Market Research
  • Market Plan Development
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Diversification
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Business Succession Planning

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast

Events and Community Building

  • Farmers Market
  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Networking

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Industry
  • Workforce Training
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Business Degree Program
  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Industry Data

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Market Research
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data


  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Native-American Business
  • State Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • African-American Business
  • Hispanic Business


  • Makerspace / Hackerspace

Starting a Business

  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Forming a Business
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Research Resources


  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Malika Bennett
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301