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BoilerDriver represents Purdue in UIF National Meetup

From March 15th - 21st, 2016, BoilerDriver founders, Dominick Lee and Vignesha Bhamidi, represented Purdue in the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) National Annual Meetup. During their trip to Bay Area, they were able to share about BoilerDriver and meet with Dennis Boyle (Founding member of IDEO), Stephen Blum (Founder of PubNub), Tilek Mamutov (Project Manager at Google), Frederik Pferdt (Head of Innovation and Creativity at Google), Steve Blank (Serial-Entrepreneur), Tom Byers (Entrepreneurship Professor at Stanford), Humera Fasihuddin (Leader of UIF), Christine Matheney (Tech Evangelist at Microsoft), Ann Rosenberg (VP Head of Global SAP University Alliances), and several other important individuals.


Dominick and Vignesha shared the vision of the BoilerDriver and gained the support of everyone they met during their travels at Silicon Valley. They had momentous opportunities to establish connections with successful companies for future partnership. During the UIF Annual Meetup, they met two University Innovation Fellows who are also students at Purdue, namely Lauren Rourk (Undergraduate in Industrial Engineering) and Landon Young (PhD in Civil Engineering).

Our Travel Summary

  • 3/15/2016 - Arrival in San Francisco, California
  • 3/16/2016 - Visit at IDEO, Met Dennis Boyle
  • 3/17/2016 - Visit at PubNub, Met Stephen Blum
    UIF Meetup Dinner
  • 3/18/2016 - Visit at Google (Building 45/46), Met Frederik Pferdt and Tilek Mamutov
  • 3/19/2016 - Visit at Stanford d.school, Met Steve Blank and Tom Byers
  • 3/20/2016 - Visit at Microsoft (Building 1), Met Christine Matheney
  • 3/20/2016 - Visit at Stanford d.school, Met Humera Fasihuddin
  • 3/21/2016 - Visit at SAP in South San Francisco, Met Ann Rosenberg
  • 3/22/2016 - Morning arrival back to Purdue

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