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INTRODUCTION TO CUSTOMER DISCOVERY

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 2020 
Application Deadline: January 15
Pre-event WebEx: Jan 17
Onsite Kickoff: Jan 24
Midpoint WebEx: Feb 12
Onsite Finale: Feb 28

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April/May 2020

Dates TBD; Please contact Amy Ross at ross11@purdue.edu if you are interested.

 

INDUSTRY CONNECT

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

Design of Medical Devices Conference 2020  
April 7-9 
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. 

NATIONAL NSF I-CORPS

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 2020 Cohorts 

Winter Cohort #1 Dallas, Texas 
Kickoff (on-site): January 12-15 (arrive January 12 by 5pm)
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4 ET – January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19
Lessons Learned (on-site): February 27-28 (arrive on February 27 to start at 12pm) 

Winter Cohort #2 Los Angeles, California
Kickoff (on-site): January 21-24 (arrive January 21 by 5pm)
Web sessions (online): Thursdays 1-4 ET – January 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27
Lessons Learned (on-site): March 5-6 (arrive on March 5 to start at 12pm)

Winter Cohort #3 - New York Metro Area
Kickoff (on-site): January 26-29 (arrive January 26 by 5pm)
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays 1-4 ET – February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 3
Lessons Learned (on-site): March 12-13 (arrive on March 12 to start at 12pm)

 

Spring 2020 Cohorts

Spring Cohort #1 - Boston, MA
Kickoff (on-site): March 31 - April 3 (Arrive March 31 by 5 pm)
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4 ET – April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6
Lessons Learned (on-site): May 14-15 (arrive by May 14 to start at 12 pm)

Spring Cohort #2 - Atlanta, GA
Kickoff (on-site): April 20-23 (arrive April 20 by 5 pm)
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4 ET – April 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27
Lessons Learned (on-site): June 4-5 (arrive by June 4 to start at 12 pm)

Spring Cohort #3 - San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Kickoff (on-site): April 27-30 (arrive April 27 by 5 pm)
Web sessions (online): Tuesdays 1-4 ET – May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2
Lessons Learned (on-site): June 10-11 (arrive by June 10 to start at 12pm)

Summer 2020 Cohorts

Summer Cohort #1 - Los Angeles, CA
Kickoff (on-site): July 7-10 (arrive July 7 by 5 pm)
Web sessions (online): Thursdays 1-4 ET – July 16, 23, 30; August 6. 13
Lessons Learned (on-site): August 20-21 (arrive by August 20 to start at 12pm)

Summer Cohort #2 - Portland, OR
Kickoff (on-site): July 13-16 (arrive July 13 by 5pm)
Web sessions (online): Wednesdays 1-4 pm ET - July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19 13
Lessons Learned (on-site): August 27-28 (arrive August 27 to start by 12pm)

Summer Cohort #3 - Austin, TX
Kickoff (on-site): July 20-23 (arrive July 20 by 5pm)
Web sessions (online): Mondays 1-4 ET - July 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24
Lessons Learned (on-site): August 31-September 1 (arrive on August 31 to start at 12pm)

Summer Cohort #4 - Washington, DC
Kickoff (on-site): August 11-14 (arrive August 11 by 5pm)
Web sessions (online): Thursdays 1-4 ET - August 20, 27; September 3, 10, 17
Lessons Learned (on-site): September 24-25 (arrive on September 24 to start at 12pm)

Fall: BIOMEDSHIP
Spring: TECHSTART

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 13 - May 2
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.
Rawls Hall 4054
Enrollment now OPEN

STUDENT MANAGED VENTURE FUND

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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To Apply:
Email CV and Letter of Interest to: SMVF@purdue.edu

THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF COMPLEX COLLABORATION

Addressing the most pressing challenges facing business, government, and society requires the collective and coordinated efforts of multiple, diverse stakeholders. In this course you will gain insights and practical experience in managing complex collaboration and the science behind the tols and principles.

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MOD 4: March 9-May 2

PURDUE FOUNDRY EVENTS

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 Convergence Center in Burton D. Morgan

Networking 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Presentation 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Firestarter

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waarnold@prf.org

MIDWEST I-CORPS EVENTS

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