Student Ambassador Testimonials


"I formed a coalition of student leaders in entrepreneurship. This facilitated greater communication between groups and allowed our first annual Undergraduate Entrepreneurship week to be a success." -Maggie, Duke University, 2011 cohort

"The University has acknowledged our work and the engineering school is very impressed by the thought of spreading "new ideas and innovation" in the campus. TedxColumbiaEngineeringSchool which was the I2V event here at Columbia has gained high popularity and the school has decided to organize this event every year now, many department are showing their interest to host this event under their umbrella."-Mayank, Columbia University, 2011 cohort

"I have been able to really analyze the entrepreneurial activities on campus and how collaborations can increase participation. I helped develop a program that will be implemented this fall called the Weatherford Garage that will bring entrepreneurial minds together in an intense yearlong program on running a business. This gives a new level to our already successful entrepreneurial programs for freshman engagement."-Jenny, Oregon State University 2011 cohort

"Everyone who attended TEDxBU “Students Startup America” said is was great – informative and inspirational." -Joe, Boston University, 2012 cohort

"The Art Center College of Design is a school full of genuine curiosity, sparking creativity and directed passion, which makes it an incubator for potential young entrepreneurial spirits. The $50 Challenge was an event created to highlight these qualities and inspire the entrepreneurs of tomorrow." -Marianna, Art Center College of Design 2012 cohorT

"It has been an exciting month at the University of Texas.  Just in time for National Entrepreneurship Week,  I hosted Michael Dell at an interactive event discussing his experiences beginning a startup in college and becoming the youngest CEO of a fortune 500 company.  It was a full house!  477 excited students, faculty, and community members crowded in to hear Mr. Dell be interviewed by Dr. Bob Metcalfe, inventor of ethernet, founder of 3Com Corp., former partner at Polaris Ventures, and current professor of innovation at UT-Austin." -Mariel, University of Texas at Austin 2012 cohort


"Meeting the other students and hearing their stories. It's very motivating, and I think even more valuable than any other aspect of training when you're working with a new group. The team building day at the ropes course was a huge help in accomplishing a connection within the group."

"Bringing together such an amazing group of staff and students to increase our networks and learn about the entrepreneurial activities going on on campuses around the US."

"The networking opportunity with the other great NCIIA Student Ambassadors. Created a sense of urgency to do extremely well since the group was exceptional. Sparked passion."

"I had a great time. Everyone was fantastic. I can't wait to get back to campus and blow people away."

"The teamwork and collaboration between NCIIA staff and new student ambassadors to layout a plan for building entrepreneurship at each of our Universities."