StartupWind hosts Purdue Global Startup Competition 2018

StartupWind provides a digital platform for ideation, design thinking, business model canvas and online scoring by hosting the Purdue University’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Global Startup Workshop and competition 2018

Santa Clara – May 9, 2018 – StartupWind Inc, the social network for university entrepreneurship is hosting the qualifying competition for Purdue University’s prestigious Global Startup Competition and workshop 2018

The global business plan competition will accept business plan entries through the StartupWind platform. The winning entries will be eligible to apply for the Purdue Global Startup Workshop. The best team(s) and ideas will also have an opportunity to apply for J-1 visa program at Purdue University and work on their startup in the United States.

The J-1 program at Purdue is frequently used to provide opportunities for individuals to pursue scholarly, academic and research pursuits at Purdue as well as for students participating in exchange programs. Purdue University is the second university to be granted the authorization by the U.S. Department of State to use the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program for entrepreneurial activity. This makes our program unique for our international scholars to launch a startup in the Greater Lafayette-West Lafayette area.

The Global Startup Workshop 2018 will consist of Firestarter and Lean LaunchPad workshops that will educate the entrepreneurs to,

  • Develop a clear, concise message that explains your idea/technology in a commercial setting
  • Evaluate potential markets, select target segments of customers and assess competitors
  • Design a go to market strategy and Business Model Canvas
  • Complete initial Customer Discovery process

The last date to apply for the competition is May 14, 2018.

Arnold Chen, managing director, and Deanna Bush, program coordinator for the Purdue Global Startup competition and workshop at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship said, “We are excited to use StartupWind for our competition.  This is a great platform for anyone that is looking to make a virtual connection in the startup world where connections are one of the keys to success.  Thank you StartupWind for creating this platform we think that it will streamline our current Global Startup Competition and all our future competitions.“

Naren Patil, founder of StartupWind said, “StartupWind team is extremely excited about the Purdue Global Startup Competition 2018.The initiative is attuned with StartupWind’s mission to promote entrepreneurship in India and help the Indian entrepreneurs connect with the international entrepreneurial ecosystem. The digital platform would enable any entrepreneurs who are developing their ventures, from ideation to a business plan, while the competition capabilities help the organizers filter, score, showcase and select the best entries online saving their time and effort with a sophisticated software.

About StartupWind:

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, StartupWind unveils a new way to connect, ideate and fund startups.

About the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship:

The Burton D. Morgan Center is the gateway for innovation and entrepreneurship on campus.  It houses a number of programs and competitions for student and faculty entrepreneurs.  The Purdue Foundry, launched in 2013 by the Purdue Research Foundation to enhance the university’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem, is housed here, along with Purdue Ventures, which provides and fosters meaningful access to capital and talent for Purdue entrepreneurs, and the Certificate for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.

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