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.
NATIONAL NSF I-CORPSTM
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.
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 biomedical technology and inventions to society
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 Purdue Foundry Investment Fund Committee.
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.
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.
SBIR PHASE 0
The Midwest NSF I-Corps Node (MWIN) is currently launching a new program, SBIR Phase 0. Its goals are to identify and improve preparation for the NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I program. The SBIR Phase 0 program will support eligible teams and existing companies to participate in a Summer (July-September) 7-week national Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) cohort and receive customized professional startup services (I-CorpsTM Go) to prepare for company formation and SBIR application.
PURDUE NSF I-CORPS SITE GRANT
Participants in Introduction to Customer Discovery, BioMedship, TechStart, Business Model and Customer Development, Purdue Foundry Market Validation, and Midwest I-Corps Industry Connect are eligible for a Purdue NSF I-Corps Site Grant to cover travel expenses incurred while conducting customer discovery interviews.