Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest

We contribute to economic and community development throughout the region as the champion of innovation in Northwest Indiana.

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Meet the 2024 Women on the Rise

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.

MEET THE HONOREES

ATTEND THE RECEPTION (March 21)

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Uthiverse StartUp Madness

March 30

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.

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ATTEND STARTUP MADNESS

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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.

Resources

Events

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.

News

Updates from the Society of Innovators and stories of Northwest Indiana innovation.

Sponsorship

Help catalyze Northwest Indiana’s innovation community and reach our region’s talented problem solvers

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Become A Member

Join the Society of Innovators to receive exclusive benefits—and support robust regional economic development that drives a culture of innovation in Northwest Indiana.

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News and Announcements

Society of Innovators at PNW to host inaugural Uthiverse StartUp Madness pitch competition

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.

Graphic: Northwest Indiana Women on the Rise. Contains logos for the Leadership Institute and the Society of Innovators at PNW. There areFive graphics of diverse women on the left side of the image.

The Leadership Institute and Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest announce 2024 Women on the Rise honoree list and reception

The Leadership Institute and the Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest (PNW) have announced the 2024 Northwest Indiana Women on the Rise honorees.

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2024 Northwest Indiana Women on the Rise

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.

Upcoming Events

Mar 21

2024 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 30

Uthiverse 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 19

Innovate 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.