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Albright Scholars on ‘cutting edge’ of social entrepreneurship

RALEIGH, N.C. – A group of Albright Scholars at North Carolina State University are on the “cutting edge” of social entrepreneurship.

LazerEdge, a company founded by undergraduate N.C. State entrepreneurs, fulfills orders for laser-cut, wooden monograms and wall décor and is hoping to become sustainable and expand in order to make a difference in the community. Will Pfitzner, Brian Dawson and David Tillack, all N.C. State students, co-founded LazerEdge.

Albright Scholars are students who live in Innovation Hall in the Albright Village and have access to a workshop room, laser cutters, power tools, a shopbot and a 3D printer. The Albright Village is named after Andy and Jane Albright, who made a generous donation to the EI program and serve as EI board members. Andy is the founder, president and CEO of National Agents Alliance, an insurance marketing organization based in Burlington, N.C. He graduated from N.C. State University in 1986.

“We are excited for Will, Brian and David because they have taken an idea and put it in motion through the EI program,” Albright said. “They saw a demand and have worked hard to provide a product that people want. We can’t wait to see how their business grows in the coming years and congratulate them for having an entrepreneurial spirit.”

To learn more about LazerEdge and Albright Scholars, please see the online edition of The Technician.

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