The Boiler is a twelve-week startup accelerator program and competition hosted by The Anvil and open to Purdue students and alumni from the past two years.
You can apply to The Boiler today! Fill out the application below, and The Boiler team will get in touch soon. Applications are open until January 18.
Missed our callout? See the slides here: Callout Slides
In 2014, Mimir, a technology education company focused on a platform for managing computer science classrooms, won the first Boiler accelerator program. Soon after winning, the founders then took the company through Y Combinator, and moved to Indianapolis to raise multiple successful rounds of funding. Mimir’s founders have been featured in Forbes 30 under 30.
The Boiler has continued for four years running, funding startups in the Purdue community with equity-free grants such as Explore Interactive, and Socio.
Startups in our cohort will attend workshops every other week. Programming will be focused on giving startups the tools necessary to have revenue by the end of the program. In addition, startups attend office hours, where startup founders meet with student and professional mentors. In the past, these office hours have been the key to holding founders accountable and pushing them to develop their business.
The Boiler Demo Day, held on April 20, 2019, will be showcase of our cohort's work. Each startup will present their final pitches to a panel of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts, and will have an opportunity to see detailed feedback on their pitches and business plan. The audience normally consists of angel investors, entrepreneurs, and more. Six judges will distribute equity-free funding to each of the top 5 teams.