Purdue Foundry hosts 'The Big Show' Thursday night

The Big Show is about showcasing the companies that are ready for the 'double down experiment.'

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 7:46 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— Something big is happening on campus Thursday night. Purdue Foundry is putting on its first "big show."

The event is split into three parts.

The first is ALPHA GIRLS, which is a panel of women who work in STEM, business and entrepreneurship. One of the women, MJ Elmore, is an alumna of Purdue. Elmore is a contributing author of the book ALPHA GIRLS.

Following the panel, there will be a reception where attendees can meet the women.

The event finishes off with an unveiling of nine companies and three technologies that are coming out of Purdue.

Scott Henderson says the Big Show is about showing the companies that are ready for the 'double down experiment.'

"The double down program is for companies that have already been formed and are gaining more traction and need more support and more resources," Henderson explained.

He added the event is a way to bring people together and show the great companies and technologies that are coming out of Purdue.

"What we're seeking to do is to showcase the companies that come out of Purdue but also alongside them, the technologies that are developing into companies," he said.

The Big Show is free to attend.

The ALPHA GIRLS Panel starts at 5:30 p.m., the reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the The Big Show begins at 7:00 p.m.

The event is taking place at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship.

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