GREATER LAFAYETTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

In celebration of the Greater Lafayette entrepreneurial ecosystem, MatchBOX Coworking Studio is hosting seven days of events surrounding tech and entrepreneurship. The week's events will feature special guests, unique events, and will focus on highlighting the local and regional resources for startups and entrepreneurs of all stripes.

GLEW will kick off with a T-6.6 Pitch Night, continue with office hours, workshops, panels, an evening outdoor Makers’ Market, and wrap with Greater Lafayette Startup weekend. Scroll through the days to see everything that’s happening.

Monday September 10th

OFFICE HOURS WITH RESULTS JUNKIES INVESTORS

Monday 9.10, scheduled through application
MatchBOX Coworking Studio
17 South 6th St., Lafayette

Greater Lafayette founders are invited to apply to spend one-on-one time with Paul Singh and other startup investors / advisors. Paul is the former Managing Director of 1776, Founder of Disruption Corporation, Partner at 500Startups, and Entrepreneur in Resident at USCIS / DHS. Startups selected to participate will have the opportunity to pitch and receive feedback during their sessions with Paul and his guest investors. Everything shared in this conference room stays in the room.





WOMENIN WINE WITH AMANDA FTG CHRISTINE DEEHRING

Monday 9.10, 6 pm – 7 pm
MatchBOX Coworking Studio
17 South 6th St., Lafayette

WomenIN will host a Wine with Amanda Happy Hour prior to the kickoff of Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week with special guest Christine Deehring, founder of Bump Boxes, in MatchBOX's Ivy Tech Room. All entrepreneurs are invited to join. This event is hosted by WomenIN, an effort of Purdue Foundry aimed at helping women entrepreneurs and women-led teams in Indiana launch their innovations into startups.





T-6.6 PITCH NIGHT

Monday 9.10, 7 pm – 9 pm
MatchBOX Coworking Studio
17 South 6th St., Lafayette

If you're a hacker, hustler, or hipster (a developer, investor, or designer) that has a passion for startups, this event is for you. At T-6.6 you’ll hear the news and most exciting startup pitches from local entrepreneurs, innovators, and friends of MatchBOX. Participate in the conversation and meet other venture enthusiasts. Featuring local startup pitches and conversations with experienced entrepreneurs.

Tuesday September 11th

PURDUE RAILYARD TECH DAY

Tuesday 9.11, 8 am – 5 pm
Purdue Railyard in the Kurz Purdue Technology Center
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., West Lafayette

The Purdue Railyard, a coworking space in the Purdue Research Park, will host a technology showcase, special luncheon guests and food trucks.





WOMENIN BREAKFAST WITH CHRISTINE DEEHRING

Tuesday 9.11, 8:30 am – 10 am
Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
1201 West State St., West Lafayette

Join us for a meet & greet and fireside chat with Christine Deehring, founder of Bump Boxes. Breakfast will be provided. Email foundry@prf.org for more information or to RSVP. This event is hosted by WomenIN, an effort of Purdue Foundry aimed at helping women entrepreneurs and women-led teams in Indiana launch their innovations into startups.





HANDMADE TO BIG BOX

Tuesday 9.11, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
MatchBOX Coworking Studio
17 S 6th St, Lafayette

Handmade to Big Box Local features local artisans discussing how they took their designs / products from their local storefront to Big Box store. The panel features Lindsay Mason, founder of French Knot; Chris Johnson, owner at People’s Brewing Company; and Angela Taylor, owner at LaLa Gallery & Studio.





OFFICE HOURS WITH RESULTS JUNKIES INVESTORS

Tuesday 9.11, scheduled through application
MatchBOX Coworking Studio
17 South 6th St., Lafayette

Greater Lafayette founders are invited to apply to spend one-on-one time with Paul Singh and other startup investors / advisors. Paul is the former Managing Director of 1776, Founder of Disruption Corporation, Partner at 500Startups, and Entrepreneur in Resident at USCIS / DHS. Startups selected to participate will have the opportunity to pitch and receive feedback during their sessions with Paul and his guest investors. Everything shared in this conference room stays in the room.

Wednesday September 12th

HABITS OF EFFECTIVE FREELANCERS

Wednesday 9.12, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
MatchBOX Coworking Studio
17 South 6th St., Lafayette

This workshop aims to help freelancers tackle those sticky problems inherent in freelancing. Jason Tennenhouse of 10 IN HOUSE and Mikel Berger with DelMar Software Development and Little Engine Ventures will talk about streamlining the less exciting aspects of freelancing, working with multiple clients, and other strategies they’ve learned.





WHAT VCS ARE LOOKING FOR

Wednesday 9.12, 12 pm – 1 pm
Purdue Railyard in the Kurz Purdue Technology Center
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., West Lafayette

Rich Redelfs will join us for a presentation and conversation on what appeals to venture capitalists, what doesn't, and how to position yourself to be in the former category instead of the latter. Rich is a General Partner with Silicon Valley venture capital firm Foundation Capital. Since joining the firm in 2004, his investments have focused in semiconductors, networking, and security.

Thursday September 13th

MAKERS MARKET

Thursday 9.13 from 5 - 9 pm
5th Street, downtown Lafayette between Main and Columbia

A mashup of a Maker Faire and the Farmers Market with opportunities meet and purchase from local and regional artisans, craftspeople, and makers of all types! Food trucks and entertainment and lots to see.

Friday - Sunday September 14th - September 16th

GREATER LAFAYETTE STARTUP WEEKEND

Friday 9.14 from 8 am - 8 pm
MatchBOX Coworking Studio
17 South 6th St., Lafayette

From ideas to startups in 50 unforgettable hours! Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.





FRIDAY MORNING FOUNDRY GROUNDS

Friday 9.14 from 8:30 am - 10 am
Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
1201 West State St., West Lafayette

Join the Purdue Foundry for conversation, presentation & networking focused on startups, ideas & entrepreneurship. Two-hour parking is available on State Street and event will take place in the cafe on the first floor of the Burton D. Morgan Center.

To share your ideas or contribute to the body of thought celebrating entrepreneurship in Greater Lafayette please email us at entrepreneur@matchboxstudio.org

MatchBOX Presents: Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week is supported by: