Staff, business professional, experienced entrepreneurs and Purdue alumni provide for a thriving mentorship community.

Capital Funding

Team members on staff who can prepare you and connect you with potential funding sources.


Firestarter opens the doors for our members and continued education opportunities are available via the Foundry, Purdue Research Foundation, workshops and more. For more information about Firestarter, schedule time with Ashley Bryan.


Access to members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem is available at various networking events hosted by the Foundry. See the current calendar here.

Office Space

Office space, coworking space and lab space are available to Foundry clients through our partners at Purdue Research Park, Purdue Railyard and MatchBOX co-working studio.

Alumni Network

The Foundry maintains a database of Purdue Alumni with entrepreneurial expertise specifically for partnership, investor and mentorship opportunities.


Access to marketing resources such as news releases, video development, news interviews and more.

J-1 Visa Program for Entrepreneurial Activities

The J-1 visa program assists individuals with obtaining a J-1 in order to research the entrepreneurial processes of ideation, business model generation, business plan creation, customer discovery and ultimately creating and launching a new venture. Learn more.


Individuals wishing to pursue SBIR/STTR funding can work jointly with the Purdue Foundry to enhance the chances of receiving funding from the Federal Agency best aligned to their small business and project/technology.

NSF I-Corps

Increase your chance of receiving an NSF SBIR/STTR by completing the national I-Corps program. There are several options available for this learning: 6-week short course, semester-long course, or national program.

Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship (BDMCE) fosters and stimulates the understanding and application of entrepreneurship with faculty and students across the Purdue campus and with stakeholders throughout Indiana and the world. Learn more.


Legal Services

Legal services such as protecting your intellectual property and forming your entity.

Accounting Services

The Foundry will connect you with local accountants who can help you with basic bookkeeping, tax filing and more.

Web & Software Development

The Foundry connects clients with local web & software companies for development needs.

MBA Market Research

The Foundry partners with Purdue MBA students who can assist with market research & financial forecasting.

ClearBlade Novi Platform

With Novi you can build and connect IoT and mobile apps to users and data in real time. Learn how you can get your first 6 months free.


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