The Purdue University College of Technology at New Albany has created a first-of-its-kind entrepreneurial program, thanks in part to a recent faculty grant from VentureWell.
A group of five computer graphics students won the recent Schurz Communications Innovation Prize at Purdue University. In addition to the $5,000 first-place prize, the group won the $500 Fan Favorite award.
College of Technology students and faculty will have access to the campus Artisan and Fabrication Lab (AFL) to build prototypes of their products.
The 4,000-square-foot AFL opened in 2009 and has been used by College of Engineering students for hands-on coursework projects. It is considered one of the country's premier university-based, supervised prototyping facilities.
Mini moguls in grades six through 12 will converge on Indiana's Madison County this year for Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a crash course in product development, strategy and marketing that culminates in an actual, student-run business.
This year is its first in Madison County. It is a partnership between the Madison County Chamber, Purdue University College of Technology-Anderson and local business leaders, who will work one-on-one with the students to develop their business plans, pitch to a team of investors and present the finished product in a trade show.
New business ideas from students have received a boost from Student Entrepreneurship Prototyping Grants administered by Purdue's Innovation and Commercialization Center (now Purdue Foundry).
The student mini-grant program makes awards up to $3,600 to accelerate entrepreneurship at Purdue by helping students with entrepreneurial ideas construct a first prototype.
Ian Hamilton, a computer graphics technology senior at Purdue’s College of Technology, has been named the first Student Ambassador for entrepreneurship and innovation for Purdue and the State of Indiana.
Years of conducting market and strategy studies in Europe and Boston gave Nathalie Duval-Couetil unique insight into what turns innovative ideas into successful business ventures.
Global Entrepreneurship Week activities at Purdue University Nov. 12-13 will feature a panel discussion of successful and aspiring entrepreneurs in an event sponsored by the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.
Student Entrepreneurs and Beyond, a panel discussion of current and former Purdue students, will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 13) in Stewart Center, Room 206, in conjunction with entrepreneurship capstone classes. A networking reception will follow.
Indiana high school students recently tackled the business plans necessary to move alternative energy companies from idea to successful realities.
As part of the Purdue Research Park Entrepreneurship Academy at Purdue University’s College of Technology at South Bend, three teams of high school students worked for a week on ideas to commercialize projects based on wind power, alternative aviation fuel, and fuel made from algae.