Matchbox Presents:

GREATER LAFAYETTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

In celebration of entrepreneurship in Greater Lafayette, MatchBOX Coworking Studio is hosting a week 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 and stages.

GLEW will kick off with Startup Weekend and continue with workshops every day that help entrepreneurs of all types meet their next challenge and wrap with our biggest T-6.6 Pitch Night EVER. All week long, members of the Anvil, the Purdue Railyard, MatchBOX Coworking Studio can visit any of the studios as part of this special week. If you're a member of Greater Lafayette Commerce or a local BNi group, MatchBOX is free for you to use from 9 am - 5 pm all week long if you sign in at the front desk when you arrive.

Discover entrepreneurship events all year long by visiting www.765entrepreneurship.com

ORDINARINESS

When building something no one has ever built, things can feel unexceptional - until they’re not.

GRIT

Talent alone doesn’t guarantee success. Passion + Perseverance leads to progress.

FAILURE

Failure can be a stepping stone. It teaches where our blindspots are. Test your innovation. Fail fast. Fail often.

Thank you to our GLEW Partners:

FRIDAY - SUNDAY September 13th - 15th

GREATER LAFAYETTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK PRE-EVENT: STARTUP WEEKEND

Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 15

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.





MEET JORDAN FRENCH, FOUNDER OF BEEHEX: 3D PRINTING FOOD

Saturday 9.14, doors open at 4:30 pm, event runs til 6:30 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St., Lafayette


Join us for an evening talking with Jordan French, serial entrepreneur known for his 3D printed food company BeeHex. Jordan will share his experiences and network with attendees after the keynote.

Jordan French is an award-winning multimedia journalist and an Inc. 500 and Fast 50-ranked entrepreneur. An engineer and former enforcement attorney at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, he is the founder / co-founder of six companies, including one exit, with recognition from Inc., CIO magazine, MSNBC, and Forbes for his work in entrepreneurship. The Executive Editor at Grit Daily News and co-founder of BeeHex, the NASA originated 3D-food-printing company, he spends any "spare" time writing and tending to the hens at Lisbon Hill Farms, a cage-free egg farm in New Hampshire. 









MONDAY September 16th

FREE COWORKING ALL WEEK LONG!

All week long, members of the Anvil, the Purdue Railyard, MatchBOX Coworking Studio can visit any of the studios as part of this special week.

If you're a member of Greater Lafayette Commerce or a local BNi group, MatchBOX is free for you to use from 9 am - 5 pm all week long if you sign in at the front desk when you arrive.

MAKER MONDAY

Monday 9.16, 12 pm - 1 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio - Maker LAB

17 South 6th St., Lafayette


Come meet local makers and share what you are making or want to make, we'll be meeting in the MatchBOX Maker LAB at noon til 1, followed by a Laser Cutting Workshop. 








MatchBOX MAKER LAB LASER CUTTER WORKSHOP

Monday 9.16, 3 pm - 5 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio - Maker LAB

17 South 6th St., Lafayette


Come learn how to use the laser cutter, from making signs, business cards, lamps, prototypes, jewelry pieces and so much more! 








TUESDAY September 17th

INnovations BUSINESS STRATEGIES SERIES: MANAGING THE SALES PIPELINE

Tuesday 9.17, 9 am - 11 am

Ivy Tech Community College

Lilly Rooms

Lafayette, IN


A sales pipeline is a visual snapshot of where prospects are in the sales process. Leaders are under more pressure than ever before to understand the pulse of their businesses – and at the heart of most businesses is the Sales Pipeline.

Free to attend, please reserve your spot!






HABITS OF EFFECTIVE FREELANCERS

Tuesday 9.17, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St, Lafayette


Business development. Improved workflows. Client management. Jason Tennenhouse of 10 IN HOUSE Strategy & Design will talk strategy, experiences, and failures (in hopes some good can come from them!). He says he's probably wrong about half of his advice, but he doesn't know which half, so listen to it all and judge for yourself. For side-hustlers, full-time freelancers, or the freelance-curious. 





REFINING YOUR PITCH DECK FOR VENTURE CAPITAL

Tuesday 9.17, 2 pm - 4 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St., Lafayette


Pitching to friends and family, angel investors, and venture capitalists is largely the same with small yet meaningful differences. At this workshop, learn the important attributes and format venture capitalists generally like to see in a pitch deck. Topics include explaining your total addressable market, approach towards selling to an initial market, customer acquisition costs and lifetime value calculations, and trends venture capitalist are most interested in investing in.






MatchBOX MAKER LAB OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday 9.17, 2 pm - 5 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio - Maker LAB

17 South 6th St., Lafayette


Come and see what the MatchBOX Maker LAB has to offer and meet current members. We'll be demo-ing different processes and techniques that are used in the lab, including but not limited to: 3D printing, laser cutting, CnCing, Mold Making, Virtual Reality, and general building processes.  All are welcome (ages 12+) and it is free to attend.  

Doors will be open so come on in!  Great for hobbyists, business owners, contractors, prototypers, or any type of Maker.  






PURDUE FOUNDRY’S SPIRITED ENTREPRENEUR

Tuesday 9.17, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Nine Irish Brothers

119 Howard Ave, West Lafayette


Join us at the West Lafayette Nine Irish Brothers for a gathering of Greater Lafayette and Purdue University related entrepreneurs, innovators, and spirited individuals. There will be plenty of food, networking and conversation!





WEDNESDAY September 18th





OFFICE HOURS WITH KELVIN OKAMOTO

Wednesday 9.18, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Purdue Railyard

1281 Win Hentschel Blvd, West Lafayette


Certified Patent Agent, Kelvin Okamoto, lends his expertise to the Purdue Foundry and the Purdue Railyard once a month for consultation sessions on all things patents.

Session are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please contact purduerailyard@prf.org.





OFFICE HOURS WITH KYLE LUTES

Wednesday 9.18, 11:00 am - 2 pm

Purdue Railyard

1281 Win Hentschel Blvd, West Lafayette


Kyle Lutes, founding partner of DelMar Software Development is offering Office Hours at the Purdue Railyard. Sessions are by appointment only. Email emunn@delmarsd.com to book your appointment.





BUSINESS IN HIGH DEF WORKSHOP

Wednesday 9.18, 12 pm - 2 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St, Lafayette


This 2 hour workshop will help business owners and startup founders clearly communicate their business purpose and unique advantage to target clients. Each participant will work through a Business Purpose Blueprint and walk away with a perfected message that communicates the real value of your unique business to convert potential customers into paying customers. Lunch will be provided.





MatchBOX MAKER LAB 3D PRINTING WORKSHOP

Wednesday 9.18, 3 pm - 5 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio - Maker LAB

17 South 6th St., Lafayette


Come learn the basics of 3D printing and modeling, and see what the MatchBOX Maker LAB can help you create with the 8+ 3D printers onsite!   

Open to everyone, so feel free to check it out.  






NATIONAL PTAC DAY WEBINAR

Wednesday 9.18, 2 pm - 3 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St., Lafayette


Top Tips For Finding and Winning Government Contracts

This special PTAC Day webinar will feature a panel of PTAC experts from across the country who will share their top tips for:

• Getting Ready to Enter the Government Marketplace

• Finding Government Contracts

• Bidding on Government Contracts 

National PTAC Day ~ Live Webinar Broadcast will provide a great introduction for those new to government contracting, as well as helpful tips for more experienced hands.





MATCHBOX MEMBER MEETUP HAPPY HOUR

Wednesday 9.18, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St., Lafayette


This week MatchBOX is hosting its monthly Member Meetup as a Happy Hour and opening it up to anyone who wants to join in! Food & drinks. Mixing & mingling. See you at MatchBOX!





UNDERSTANDING NAICS CODES AND HUBZONES

Wednesday 9.18, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St., Lafayette

Top Tips For Finding YOUR NAICS and HUBZONE
• What is a NAICS CODE? How to find the best NAICS CODE for my business?
• Why are NAICS CODES important to marketing my business?
• What are the requirements for a HUBZONE?





MBXpm

Wednesday 9.18, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St., Lafayette

Where creative professionals connect and learn. MBXpm is for anyone doing freelance work - whether it’s a full-time gig or a side hustle. 

This month MBXpm is a part of Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week - James Wulfgar (Wulfgar Weapons & Props) will facilitate a discussion on the hows and whys of online sales. James has been selling online for 6 years and has made over 2500 sales with over 700 five star reviews. He started out selling to friends and now ships globally every day. Come to this highly informative workshop with all of your e-commerce questions.





THURSDAY September 19th





HOW TO GET CUSTOM SOFTWARE DEVELOPED

Thursday 9.19, 6 pm - 7 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St, Lafayette


How big does my budget need to be?    

Should I build it myself?

Who do I hire?

How do I reduce cost?

Get these and all your other software questions answered!

Kyle Lutes, Co-Founder of DelMar Software Development, is a true industry expert with over 35 years of professional experience in software development, including 16 years as a professor at Purdue. Custom software development can include over a thousand decisions from idea to a complete application. Kyle will be your guide to navigate the options and questions involved in the process.







MatchBOX MAKER TEAM EXPO

Thursday 9.19, 7 pm - 9 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St., Lafayette


The MatchBOX Maker team will be building some fun projects at the T-6.6 Pitch Night Block Party!





T-6.6 PITCH NIGHT

Thursday 9.19, 7 pm - Whenever

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 S 6th St, Lafayette


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. This month, we’re turning Pitch Night into a block party! Join us for food, beer, and an evening of featured guests and startup inspiration.





FRIDAY September 20th

MBX FREE DAY

Friday 9.20, 8 am - 5 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio

17 South 6th St, Lafayette


Interested in being part of a coworking community for a day? MBX opens their doors to entrepreneurs, innovators, freelancers, designers, hobbyists, developers, and anyone who needs space to get work done. Setup your laptop or just stop by for a tour. 





MatchBOX MAKER LAB OPEN HOUSE

Friday 9.20, 2 pm - 5 pm

MatchBOX Coworking Studio - Maker LAB

17 South 6th St., Lafayette


Come and see what the MatchBOX Maker LAB has to offer and meet current members. We'll be demo-ing different processes and techniques that are used in the lab, including but not limited to: 3D printing, laser cutting, CnCing, Mold Making, Virtual Reality, and general building processes.  All are welcome (ages 12+) and it is free to attend.  

Doors will be open so come on in!  Great for hobbyists, business owners, contractors, prototypers, or any type of Maker.  

This year's Line-up

MORE PARTNER EVENTS ARE HAPPENING ALL WEEK!

PITCH PRACTICE

Monday 9.16, 12 pm - 1 pm 

Purdue Railyard

1281 Win Hentschel Blvd, West Lafayette

As part of Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week, Purdue Railyard and Purdue Foundry are hosting a lunch event on Monday Sept 16!
Want to gain more practice pitching? Sign up to practice your pitch at Purdue Railyard and get guidance from Purdue Foundry experts and mentors!
Free lunch provided to participants. Sign up at bit.ly/PITCHGLEW


CONVERGENCE BUILDING TOURS

Monday 9.16, 2 pm - 5 pm

Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

1201 W State St, West Lafayette

Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week is making its way to Purdue University campus!
Interested in learning more about the new Convergence building located in the Discovery Park District? The project leaders are opening the doors for you to look inside! Sign up for one of the three time slots available: 2:00, 3:00, or 4:00pm.

SIGN UP at bit.ly/DPDtour

Meet at Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship for connections and conversations in the cafe. Please arrive at Burton D. Morgan 15 minutes prior to your tour time and check in with a staff member. Safety gear will be provided but wear closed-toe shoes (no flip flops and avoid wearing heels) as it is still a construction site. We look forward to seeing you!


INARI TECH DAY AND LUNCH

Tuesday 9.17, 11:30 am - 2 pm 

Purdue Railyard

1281 Win Hentschel Blvd, West Lafayette

It's Tech Day at the Purdue Research Park for Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week and we're teaming up with Inari for an exciting lunch & learn at the Purdue Railyard.
Meet the Inari team for lunch and learn more about what they do!
Stop by or stay for lunch, either way there will be live demonstrations and a hands-on experience that will showcase their Ag Technologies. Stay as long as you can.

Join us at Purdue Railyard and interact with our newest agbiotech company!
RSVP to get a lunch with our tenants at Inari!-- bit.ly/INARIag

Who is Inari?
Founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2016, Inari partners with independent seed producers, using its unique computational and genetic toolbox to introduce high performance crops that improve the economic and environmental realities of production agriculture. Learn more here: www.inari.com


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 101

Wednesday 9.18, 11:45 am - 1 pm 

Purdue Railyard

1281 Win Hentschel Blvd, West Lafayette

Want to understand the next steps involved in your Intellectual Property? Join us for a free Lunch & Learn hosted by the Purdue Office of Technology & Commercialization.
Free Lunch will be served at 11:45am and the presentation begins at 12:00pm.
Located in the Kurz Purdue Technology Center Large Conference Room A. RSVP at bit.ly/OTCGLEW

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