It all started with an idea. A group of hackers, people who had ideas and had the drive and the passion to make it happen wanted to execute and create their own businesses. Unfortunately, the entrepreneurship scene at Purdue around 2012 was virtually nonexistent.
"Having access to resources that are beneficial to these projects such as mentorship and legal assistance made a huge difference when creating new things."
Laolu Adeyo | Purdue Student
"We've always thought of ourselves as being the epicenter of hacker, startup and creative culture at Purdue and in West Lafayette. Now we're actually in the epicenter and will be able to offer a lot of great resources like learning and networking events for the students and community. All those will definitely be taken to the next level."
Grant Gumina | President ('15)
"The Boiler competition is unique because it runs over an eight-week timeframe, and that is important because it gives the student finalists several weeks of invaluable advice and mentoring from experts."
Mike Asem | Co-Founder of The Anvil
"The sheer cost of figuring out how to make the technology work wouldn't have been possible without the support and training we've received through The Boiler."
Daniel Golant | Co-Founder of Spotter
"Having a coworking place for community members to go and network or work quietly is an important amenity for entrepreneurs, and the Anvil filled that need. I am not surprised that it has such a successful track record in supporting startups, and I am confident that the success will continue."
John Dennis | Mayor of West Lafayette
“The point of accelerators is to take your startup from A to B. For most it’s idea to a tangible product, but we already had a working product, so it was moving our working product to monetization. These last eight weeks we’ve been able to acquire our first paying customers, so it has been great being part of the competition.”
Yarkin Sakucoglu | Co-Founder of Socio