We empower student entrepreneurs.

The Anvil is a student-run organization fueling the next wave of entrepreneurs at Purdue University through exclusive mentorship, funding, and networking resources

What we Do

Initiatives to help student entrepreneurs drive success

The Boiler

The Boiler is a pre-seed accelerator with a mission of giving early stage startups from Purdue the resources they need to succeed. Boiler companies have gone to be featured in Forbes 30 under 30, get accepted into Y-Combinator, and raise tens of millions of dollars.

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Startup Career Fair

Startup Career Fair is an annual event that gives students the chance to network with the most innovative startups in and around the midwest. For our inaugural event, we brought out over 35+ startups and 500+ students together.

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Forge Innovation Nights

Forge Innovation Nights are monthly community events for Purdue student makers, builders, and hustlers. Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of every month for conversation, presentation & networking focused on startups, innovation & entrepreneurship.

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Womxn Program

The Womxn Program is a community of women and non-binary individuals who are passionate about entrepreneurship and female empowerment.
Join us for fun socials with fellow driven students, networking events, and fireside chats with successful female entrepreneurs!

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CHARGE is an all new experiential entrepreneurship initiative created to inspire those who who are considering pursuing entrepreneurship, but don't quite know much about what it actually is. This event includes a variety of engaging activities to teach the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.

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Over 50+ student startups helped.







Our Values

We believe in Purdue startups

As students, we see the value in startups as a vehicle to drive innovation. We believe more students should be thinking about entrepreneurship and college is the perfect place to start. By creating an ecosystem of resources and a close-knit community, we can boost the number of student founders and startups on campus.

Our Values

Sky is the limit

The Anvil is a platform for student builders, hackers and hustlers. We strive to provide Purdue students the resources and support they need to take their companies to the next level.

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For the students.

The Anvil Team is a small group of talented individuals who care deeply about Purdue's entrepreneurship community. We are always looking for new members to join us on our mission of expanding Purdue's startup ecosystem.

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