The Boiler

Purdue's Student Run Startup Accellerator

The longest running and most successful initiative of The Anvil, The Boiler is back for our fifth year enabling student startups in the Purdue community. The Boiler is a pre-seed accelerator with a mission of taking early stage startups from Purdue students and giving them the resources they need to succeed and generate revenue.

Find more about this year’s program here

Olivia Cane of Unibubbles wins the 4th annual Boiler Accellerator

Startup Career Fair

Building a Pipeline of Purdue Talent to the Midwest

Startup Career Fair was Purdue’s first career fair that focuses solely on introducing students to some of the fastest growing startups in the region. We brought 25+ companies in a wide variety of industries with more than a 100+ opportunities available for students. The event was attended by over 300 students across disciplines.

Stay tuned to our Facebook for photos of the event, or get in touch if you’d like to be involved in next year’s fair.

Anvil Mentorship Program

Get involved in spreading entrepreneurship to incoming freshman

The Anvil Mentorship Program is designed to give incoming freshman the resources, connections, and knowledge about Purdue's entrepreneurship scene by giving them a mentor who is already a part of the community. If you are interested in becoming either a mentor or mentee, please sign up below.

Students collaborate in the Crossing State Street competition

Crossing State Street

Purdue's First Social Entrepreneurship Competition

In November 2018, The Anvil hosted Purdue’s first social entrepreneurship competition. Named Crossing State Street, metaphorically bridging our campus, it consisted of multidisciplinary teams which created a business plan of a social enterprise. We partnered with Care For Friends, a nonprofit based in Chicago, to have a common goal, solving the communication between services and the homeless population.

Students collaborate in the Crossing State Street competition