Fostering Entrepreneurship: Idea to Impact

Purdue Engineering is a thriving launch pad for entrepreneurship. Collaborating with industry partners, we offer mutually beneficial opportunities for students, faculty and alumni to turn laboratory innovations into high-impact business ventures.

Idea

Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

Turbocharge your Purdue Engineering degree.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a credential similar to a minor. In the program, you will complete five courses, some of which may overlap with requirements in your major.

Turbocharge your Purdue Engineering degree.
The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a credential similar to a minor. In the program, you will complete five courses, some of which may overlap with requirements in your major.

Firestarter

Firestarter

Firestarter gives clients the opportunity to explore potential markets, customers and financial models. At the end of the process, each member has the necessary information to decide if there is value in the idea and if it makes sense to continue moving forward.

Firestarter gives clients the opportunity to explore potential markets, customers and financial models. At the end of the process, each member has the necessary information to decide if there is value in the idea and if it makes sense to continue moving forward.

Engineering X-Celerator

X-Celerator

X-Celerator is an undergraduate summer internship program. Between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of August, participants will learn and apply the necessary skills to develop innovations into commercial realization. The end goal is to have the product developed at a sufficient level to be highly competitive and attract funding through programs such as the Burton Morgan Business Model Competition or Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund.

X-Celerator is an undergraduate summer internship program. Between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of August, participants will learn and apply the necessary skills to develop innovations into commercial realization. The end goal is to have the product developed at a sufficient level to be highly competitive and attract funding through programs such as the Burton Morgan Business Model Competition or Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund.

Faculty Entrepreneurial Learning Academy

Faculty Entrepreneurial Learning Academy

The Faculty Entrepreneurial Learning Academy is a resource support program for Purdue faculty who have entrepreneurial interests.

The Faculty Entrepreneurial Learning Academy is a resource support program for Purdue faculty who have entrepreneurial interests.

Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Pitch School Program

Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Pitch School Program

The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Pitch School Program gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to practice their pitches to a live audience of experienced experts and receive feedback in a close safe environment. Experts provide detailed feedback on the storyline, review each slide in the presentation and discuss high-level business model issues.

The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Pitch School Program gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to practice their pitches to a live audience of experienced experts and receive feedback in a close safe environment. Experts provide detailed feedback on the storyline, review each slide in the presentation and discuss high-level business model issues.

BoilerMake

BoilerMake

BoilerMake is a hackathon that brings over 500 hackers from across the country under one roof for one incredible weekend. As a team, our mission is to empower each and every hacker to build anything that they can imagine, and we’ll pull out all the stops to make sure that dream becomes a reality. We find happiness in knowing that every hacker will walk out of our doors with memories that will last a lifetime.

BoilerMake is a hackathon that brings over 500 hackers from across the country under one roof for one incredible weekend. As a team, our mission is to empower each and every hacker to build anything that they can imagine, and we’ll pull out all the stops to make sure that dream becomes a reality. We find happiness in knowing that every hacker will walk out of our doors with memories that will last a lifetime.

Support

765Entrepreneurship

765Entrepreneurship

765Entrepreneurship brings all of the events for entrepreneurs in the Greater Lafayette region together in one place, making it easier for you to find a place to connect, collaborate, and innovate where you are.

765Entrepreneurship brings all of the events for entrepreneurs in the Greater Lafayette region together in one place, making it easier for you to find a place to connect, collaborate, and innovate where you are.

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

I-Corps aims to spur innovation, collaboration and economic impact from Purdue research. Supported by an NSF grant, I-Corps provides programs and courses that educate, support and connect faculty and graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and management researchers to the customers and markets for their technologies and inventions.

I-Corps aims to spur innovation, collaboration and economic impact from Purdue research. Supported by an NSF grant, I-Corps provides programs and courses that educate, support and connect faculty and graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and management researchers to the customers and markets for their technologies and inventions.

J-1 Visa Program

J-1 Visa Program

In conjunction with the Purdue Foundry, the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship utilizes the J-1 visa program to assist individuals with obtaining a J-1 in order to research the entrepreneurial processes of ideation, business model generation, business plan creation, customer discovery and ultimately creating and launching a new venture.

In conjunction with the Purdue Foundry, the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship utilizes the J-1 visa program to assist individuals with obtaining a J-1 in order to research the entrepreneurial processes of ideation, business model generation, business plan creation, customer discovery and ultimately creating and launching a new venture.

Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)

Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR)

The Foundry deploys Entrepreneurs in Residence to advise client companies through the development of a commercialization plan. The EIR is an experienced entrepreneur with both industry and management experience. They have led startup companies and understand the steps needed to develop a sustainable business model. EIRs also insure Foundry resources are available to the startup company.

The Foundry deploys Entrepreneurs in Residence to advise client companies through the development of a commercialization plan. The EIR is an experienced entrepreneur with both industry and management experience. They have led startup companies and understand the steps needed to develop a sustainable business model. EIRs also insure Foundry resources are available to the startup company.

Delta Mu Kappa Alpha Chapter

Delta Mu Kappa Alpha Chapter

Delta Mu Kappa Alpha Chapter fosters a perpetual brotherhood of entrepreneurs and innovators dedicated to empowering one another and advancing society.

Delta Mu Kappa Alpha Chapter fosters a perpetual brotherhood of entrepreneurs and innovators dedicated to empowering one another and advancing society.

Boilermakers by the Bay

Boilermakers by the Bay

Krannert School of Management brings together partners from all over the West Lafayette campus, enabling us to explore more of the innovative work coming from Purdue University faculty, students, and alumni.

Krannert School of Management brings together partners from all over the West Lafayette campus, enabling us to explore more of the innovative work coming from Purdue University faculty, students, and alumni.

Bechtel Innovation Design Center

Bechtel Innovation Design Center

The Bechtel Innovation Design Center (BIDC) is an advanced prototyping facility where students can come together to design and build solutions to real-world problems. We support students from across Purdue as they pursue personal, entrepreneurial, societal, team, and class related projects.

The Bechtel Innovation Design Center (BIDC) is an advanced prototyping facility where students can come together to design and build solutions to real-world problems. We support students from across Purdue as they pursue personal, entrepreneurial, societal, team, and class related projects.

The Anvil

The Anvil

The Anvil provides a space for students interested in creating their own companies to meet other like minded peers and exchange ideas with one another. Throughout the academic year, we host experts with experience in startups, and provide events and resources for the student-run ventures getting their start in West Lafayette.

The Anvil provides a space for students interested in creating their own companies to meet other like minded peers and exchange ideas with one another. Throughout the academic year, we host experts with experience in startups, and provide events and resources for the student-run ventures getting their start in West Lafayette.

Impact

Startup

Startup

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” — Gen. Patton.
Whether you’re a startup founder, talent from industry, or a potential investor, you play an integral role as we launch new startups out of the Foundry.

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” — Gen. Patton.
Whether you’re a startup founder, talent from industry, or a potential investor, you play an integral role as we launch new startups out of the Foundry.

Licensing

Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the University's academic activities.

Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the University's academic activities.

Office of Technology Commercialization

Office of Technology Commercialization

The Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S. We protect Purdue University intellectual property and lead the technology transfer activities for patented Purdue innovations with a goal to help society live healthier, happier, longer lives.

The Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S. We protect Purdue University intellectual property and lead the technology transfer activities for patented Purdue innovations with a goal to help society live healthier, happier, longer lives.

3 Day Startup Purdue

3 Day Startup Purdue

3 Day Startup is a weekend long campus program that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.

3 Day Startup is a weekend long campus program that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.

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For more information, contact:

Dimitrios Peroulis
Reilly Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering (courtesy)
Associate Dean for External Affairs, College of Engineering
dperouli@purdue.edu
765-494-3491

Mike Shepard

Nathan Mosier
Professor Agricultural & Biological Engineering / LORRE
mosiern@purdue.edu
765-494-3491

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