Purdue's elevator pitch competition open to entrepreneurs
March 12, 2009
The competition, carrying the theme, "Stand Up, Stand Out, Go Up," will run from 2-5 p.m. in Room 121 and is open to Purdue students and faculty as well as entrepreneurs from the Purdue Research Parks in West Lafayette and throughout the state. An awards ceremony will follow.
The contest, organized by Purdue's Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, gives each participant two minutes to describe a business venture to judges. Three minutes will be allotted for follow-up questions about the pitchers' product or service, said Nathalie Duval-Couetil, director of Purdue certificate program and associate director of the Burton Morgan Center.
There are two divisions: one for certificate program undergraduate students, and one for faculty entrepreneurs, graduate students or representatives from Purdue Research Park companies.
Winners in each category will receive prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second and $250 for third. All participants will receive T-shirts for the event, which is sponsored by Otis Elevator Co. and the law firm Bose McKinney and Evans LLP.
- Sascha Harrell
January 29, 2015
“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor and revolutionary thinker who simply cannot help himself, he said, in elevating the discussion of energy solutions and the everyday challenges a solar economy would resolve. Agrawal gave the prestigious fall public lecture for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study, for which he is a current Faculty Fellow. He addressed the plight of finite energy sources in light of practical, societal needs and the impact of which that has influenced progress and modernization, spanning the history of the human race.Read Full Story
January 26, 2015
Research probing the complex science behind the formation of "dendrites" that cause lithium-ion batteries to fail could bring safer, longer-lasting batteries capable of being charged within minutes instead of hours.Read Full Story
January 20, 2015
Purdue University is part of a deep and diverse team selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead a $259 million initiative to develop the next generation of energy-efficient vehicles and wind energy and compressed-gas storage technologies.Read Full Story