LazerEdge was born in the Entrepreneurship Garage at NC State where Will began creating a variety of wooden products to sell to his friends and family. After many requests for NC State products, Will acquired a Crafter's license from the University and experienced immediate success selling licensed products at local street festivals.
We started off as
a small business
When he realized the demand for his work, Will started to pursue his passion full-time with the help of his good friend, Spencer. The pair spent the first few months developing the optimal product line, fostering relationships with local retailers, and acquiring licenses at various universities around the state. And they haven't looked back since! To date, LazerEdge holds licenses with over 60 universities around the United States and maintains relationships with over 80 retail partners.
IN GIVING BACK
We didn't forget where we came from. We work to expand "Our Commitment" with each new university partner in order to give back to student-focused entrepreneurship groups like the one that helped us get our start. "Our Commitment" revolves around our firm belief that students play a critical role in driving positive change throughout our communities. To help empower this next generation of leaders, LazerEdge donates a portion of each collegiate purchase to a partnered student organization at that university.
Without the help of NC State's Entrepreneurship Garage and several key mentors, LazerEdge as a business would not exist. With that in mind, we make ourselves available to any student groups seeking a mentor. One of the greatest joys of working with universities is the ability to help provide students with the same types of opportunities that we are so thankful for.