November 10, 2023

Inaugural Entrepreneurial Alumni Reunion at Purdue University kicks off

Purdue University is hosting a first-of-its-kind reunion for alumni innovators and entrepreneurs. The inaugural Entrepreneurial Alumni Reunion began Thursday (Nov. 9) evening and runs through Saturday (Nov. 11). The event convenes experts from Purdue leadership, successful Boilermaker alumni and emerging startups ready to make an impact on the world.

The weekend includes a front-row seat to hear pitches from some of the most promising Purdue technologies and startups. University leaders will give participants an early look at how Purdue is taking the next giant leap to help investible startups take off. Experts from Silicon Valley, venture capital firms and the Purdue Alumni Entrepreneurship Network will fill the stage during keynotes and panels. Opportunities to connect and collaborate, as well as an exciting home football game, will conclude the weekend.

Speakers include Purdue President Mung Chiang, John Martinson from Edison Ventures, Purdue women’s basketball head coach Katie Gearlds, Bill Elmore from Handshake Ventures, Snehal Antani from and more. The list of speakers and event agenda are available online.

With 200 alumni entrepreneurs planning to attend, event participants will help write the next chapter of Purdue University’s story as a global leader in research, innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

The reunion is presented in partnership with Purdue Innovates and the Purdue for Life Foundation. Starting with this year’s event, Purdue plans to host an annual reunion that rotates through different themes.

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