Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest
We contribute to economic and community development throughout the region as the champion of innovation in Northwest Indiana.
Uthiverse StartUp Madness
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FRC Gym – PNW Hammond Campus
StartUp Madness is an innovative, pitch competition designed to give high school students an opportunity to win $2,500 in seed money for their business in a bracket-style tournament.
Champions of Innovation
Innovation is central to advancement and improving the economy and the quality of life in Northwest Indiana.
The Society of Innovators has helped the region realize that innovation occurs here and that anyone can be an innovator.
From online workshops to in-person networking events and skills development, the Society of Innovators offers programming that connects you with the people, tools and resources that drive growth.
Updates from the Society of Innovators and stories of Northwest Indiana innovation.
Help catalyze Northwest Indiana’s innovation community and reach our region’s talented problem solvers
News and Announcements
The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest (PNW) will host the inaugural Uthiverse StartUp Madness Business Pitch Tournament during a live event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 30 inside the Fitness and Recreation Center gymnasium at PNW’s Hammond campus.
The Leadership Institute and the Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest (PNW) have announced the 2024 Northwest Indiana Women on the Rise honorees.
The Leadership Institute and Society of Innovators at PNW have named the 2024 Women on the Rise. The list includes leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are making an impact across Northwest Indiana.
Mar 212024 Northwest Indiana Women on the Rise Reception
Join the Society of Innovators and the Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest as we bring together the leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are making an impact across Northwest Indiana.
Mar 30Uthiverse StartUp Madness Business Pitch Tournament
StartUp Madness is an innovative, pitch competition designed to give high school students participating in a diversity of entrepreneurship programs an opportunity to win $2500 in seed money.
Apr 19Innovate WithIN Pitch Competition: 2024 Northwest Indiana Region Finals
Innovate WithIN offers Northwest Indiana’s high school students an opportunity to take their business from an idea to reality with the Innovate WithIN pitch competition – the most elite high school pitch competition in the country.