Lafayette Startups

Transparent Entrepreneurship Advice and Case Studies in Business Growth

Lafayette is on the Verge. Located along the famous Wabash river, Lafayette’s startup scene is growing fast. With Purdue nearby, this city has many young entrepreneurs looking to take their ideas and turn them into a reality.

Purdue startup SPEAK MODalities recently won the 2014 International GAIN-TEN Business Pitch Challenge. This German International award is given to startups that are commercializing an innovation of strong market viability with global impact potential.

Lafayette has a tight knit group of practical entrepreneurs that meet up at co-working spaces like MatchBOX, The Anvil, and The Foundry. Events like Startup Weekend Lafayette are popular among the Lafayette small business community. People in this community often describe Lafayette with the words “potential” and “change”.

Emily Carter

8 Universal Qualities of Great Pitch Decks

YEC | July 13, 2015

“Send me your deck.” Early entrepreneurs hear this a lot. And it’s because a pitch deck is a great way for an investor or potential customer to quickly size up your company.  So, don’t leave this important communications piece to chance. We interviewed eight experienced entrepreneurs to get their perspective on the important aspects of an effective …

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Verge is Open For Service and So Is Indiana

Matt Hunckler | March 31, 2015 Open For Service

“You might not have heard about it, but Indiana’s killing it in software and tech. We’re growing like crazy.” That’s what I said this morning at my out-of-state coffee meeting. This is the same level of enthusiasm with which I share our tech growth story every time I tell it. Whether I’m in Silicon Valley, …

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Three Essential Items Every Startup Needs to Value

Tim Hickle | September 5, 2014

If you’re in the loop with the Verge Startup family, you’ve probably gotten to know our buddy, Chris Palmer, pretty well. In addition to pitching on the Verge Indy stage and his presence at the Innovation Showcase, Chris won the Startup Chile pitch competition and was just named Techpoint’s “2014 Rising Star.” Between Foxio and …

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What’s the Biggest Mistake Entrepreneurs Make When Pitching for Seed Funding?

Matt Hunckler | September 4, 2014

How To Win During the Investment Gold Rush of the Wild Wild Midwest [VIDEO]

Matt Hunckler | May 20, 2014

Purdue Startup Competition Offers Funding for Student Ventures

Tim Hickle | February 7, 2014