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A 4-week course that helps researchers take those first steps to understand an industry and whether or not their technology could address a significant need.

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CTSI 2018 
Application Deadline: October 1
Kick Off Event: October 12 (8-5 p.m.)
Finale Event: November 16 (8-1 p.m.)

January 2019 
Application Deadline: January 11th 
Kick Off Event: January 18th (9-3 p.m.) 
WebEx: February 6th 
Finale Event: February 22nd (9-3 p.m.) 

April 2019 
Application Deadline: March 29th 
Kick Off Event: April 5th (9-3 p.m.) 
WebEx: April 24th 
Finale Event: May 10th (9-3 p.m.) 

June 2019 
Application Deadline: May 31st 
Kick Off Event: June 7th (9-3 p.m.) 
WebEx: June 26th 
Finale Event: July 12th (9-3 p.m.) 

October 2019 
Application Deadline: September 27th 
Kick Off Event: October 4th (9-3 p.m.) 
WebEx: October 23rd 
Finale Event: November 8th (9-3 p.m.) 


A world-renowned 7-week, 100 interview course designed to enable teams of scientists, engineers, and researchers to understand the potential value of their technology and inventions to society.

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Winter 2019 Cohorts

Winter Cohort #1
Kickoff (on-site): January 16-18 (arrive January 15th)
Web sessions (online): Thursdays 1-4pm ET – January 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21
Lessons Learned (on-site): February 28-March 1 (arrive February 27th)

Winter Cohort #2
Kickoff (on-site): January 23-25 (arrive January 22nd)
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4 ET – January 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27
Lessons Learned (on-site): March 7-8 (arrive March 6th)

Winter Cohort #3
Kickoff (on-site): January 28-30 (arrive January 27th)
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays 1-4 ET – February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5
Lessons Learned (on-site): March 11-12 (arrive March 10th)

Spring 2019 Cohorts 

Spring Cohort #1
Kickoff (on-site): April 1-3 (arrive March 31)
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays 1-4 ET – April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7
Lessons Learned (on-site): May 16-17 

Spring Cohort #2
Kickoff (on-site): April 15-17 (arrive April 14)
Web sessions (online): Thursdays, 1-4 ET – April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23
Lessons Learned (on-site): May 30-31 

Spring Cohort #3
Kickoff (on-site): April 29-May 1 (arrive April 28)
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4 ET – May 8, 15, 22, 29; June 5
Lessons Learned (on-site): June 13-14

Spring Cohort #4
Kickoff (on-site): May 6-8 (arrive May 5)
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays 1-4 ET – May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11
Lessons Learned (on-site): June 20-21


A full-semester course that helps graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and management take those first steps to understand the potential value of their technology and inventions to society.

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January 7 - April 23
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.
Rawls Hall 4054
Enrollment now OPEN


The Student Managed Venture Fund is an experiential learning course that enables students to study a company from the perspective of an investor or venture capitalist. Students work with Purdue inventors and entrepreneurs who have submitted a proposal for second-tier funding and make investment recommendations to the Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund Committee. 

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January 7 - April 23
Email CV and Letter of Interest to:


This half-semester course will introduce you to the new disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership. Participants will learn how to design and guide complex collaborations by following a discipline of simple rules.

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The Foundry at the Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship offers Firestarter and the NSF I-CorpsTM supported Market Validation programs as well as experienced support from alumni and entrepreneurs-in-residence. Sign up HERE for weekly updates on entrepreneurial ecosystem events.

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Spirited Entrepreneur

3rd Tuesday of each month @ 9 Irish Brothers

Foundry Grounds

Fridays @ the Purdue Foundry (2nd floor of Burton D Morgan)

Market Validation


Next cohort offering begins July 9, 2018


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