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A 5-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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January 2019 
Application Deadline: January 11 
Kick Off Event: January 18 (9-3 p.m.) 
WebEx: February 6 
Finale Event: February 22 (9-3 p.m.) 

April 2019 
Application Deadline: March 22 
Kick Off Event: March 29 (9-3 p.m.) 
WebEx: April 17 
Finale Event: May 3 (9-3 p.m.) 

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


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


An opportunity for participants to meet with industry leaders and network with potential stakeholders.

Design of Medical Devices Conference 2019  
April 15-18 
Minneapolis, MN 
Details: The world’s largest medical device conference, provides an international forum to bring together world-class medical designers, researchers, manufacturers, and the public sector to share perspectives on innovations in the medical device sector. 

Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference 2019
Oct 23-24
Minneapolis, MN
Details: coming soon


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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Spring 2019 Cohorts 

Spring Cohort #1 Boston MA 
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 Phoenix, AZ
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 #3 Nashville, TN
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


Summer 2019 Cohorts

Summer Cohort #1 - New York, New York
Kickoff (on-site): July 9-12 (Arrive on July 9 by 5:00 p.m.)
Web sessions (online): Thursdays 1-4 ET – July 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15
Lessons Learned (on-site): August 22-23 (Arrive on August 22 to start at 12:00 p.m.) 

Summer Cohort #2 - Denver, Colorado
Kickoff (on-site): July 14-17 (Arrive on July 14 by 5:00pm)
Web sessions (online): Mondays 1-4 ET - July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19
Lessons Learned (on-site): August 26-27 (Arrive on August 26 to start at 12:00 p.m.) 

Summer Cohort #3 - Chicago, Illinois
Kickoff (on-site): July 23-26 (Arrive on July 23 by 5:00 p.m.)
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4 ET - July 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28
Lessons Learned (on-site): September 5-6 (Arrive on September 5 to start at 12:00 p.m.) 

Summer Cohort #4 - Washington, DC
Kickoff (on-site): July 28-31 (Arrive on July 28 by 5:00pm) 
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays 1-4 ET - August 6, 13, 20, 27; September 3 
Lessons Learned (on-site): September 12-13 (Arrive on September 12 to start at 12:00 p.m.) 


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 @ Copper Moon Café in Burton D. Morgan

Networking 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Presentation 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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