University Innovation Fellows Stakeholder Meeting
On February 29, 2016, BoilerDriver founders Dominick Lee and Vignesha Bhamidi hosted a meeting with several Purdue leaders to discuss their findings in the University Innovation Fellowship (UIF) program as well as to introduce the BoilerDriver. The meeting took place over lunch in WANG hall.
University Innovation Fellow (UIF)
Purdue Research Foundation (PRF)
Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC)
Computer Information Technology (CIT)
Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
Highlights of the meeting include Hasler's support of the BoilerDriver and insights of how it could improve the Anvil and the ecosystem. Hasler offered his agreement to support the BoilerDriver in using the Anvil to create the proposed workspace, as well as encouraging Dominick and Vignesha to securing company ties for BoilerDriver. Near the end of the meeting, the BoilerDriver team demonstrates to the attendees how having the proposed workspace (lab space) and some modern equipment would be vital to student entrepreneurial success and collaboration.