Right Time, Right Support

Having enabled more than 350 startups since its inception in 2013, the Purdue Foundry knows how to move from an idea to a business. From the early concept through scaling a startup, meeting challenges head-on is imperative to a startup’s success—and it requires a strong methodology, agility and speed. We offer that methodology through cohort-based programming and topical self-paced workshops that help teams engage in rigorous thinking and experimentation that will increase the odds of success.

However, agility and speed often require more resources than an early-stage startup can muster. With an expanding network of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors and industry experts that we can call upon, the Purdue Foundry is poised to help our founders accelerate their growth and overcome the obstacles they encounter as they scale.  Whether the need is 1:1 coaching with Foundry staff, individualized support from Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (reserved for Boost cohorts only), ad hoc mentoring with our network, assistance with pitch decks and pitch presentations through Flight School, professional grant assistance for Purdue IP companies looking to advance their technology or early stage startup with non-dilutive funding; the Purdue Foundry is ready to provide comprehensive, time-of-need support.

The Purdue Foundry’s mission is to improve the world by advancing Purdue startups. Find the right person on our team on the Staff Bios page or send us an email and we’ll get back to you.

Jet Packs

Time-of-need Online Courses

Moving from idea to impact is a daunting task and for first time founders, the path is riddling with concepts, topics, and challenges they have never encountered before. That’s why the Purdue Foundry has developed a series of self-paced workshops or Jet Packs as we like to call them. These virtual, content-rich workshops allow founders to find the information they need, when they need it.

Need to better understand ecosystem mapping? Want to iterate on your value proposition or business model and need some inspiration? Grab a Jet Pack and you’ll be flying in no time.


6-week cohort-based program designed to help founders avoid the #1 reason startups.

  • Validate problem-market fit
  • Customer archetyping
  • Value proposition design
  • Market sizing

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Testing Business Ideas

Early-stage startup validation that reduces risk and attracts investors.

  • Testing methodologies
  • Iterative learning
  • Metrics-driven
  • Evidence-based

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