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Student Managed Venture Fund

This is a 3-credit hour experiential learning opportunity for Purdue undergraduate and graduate students. Students are assigned to a team. Funds from the Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund will be available for investing in Purdue related startups. Students in the SMVF will be responsible for performing due diligence on potential investment opportunities and making recommendations to the Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund Committee. The course is offered through a collaboration among the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Krannert School of Management, the Purdue Research Foundation, and Elevate Ventures. There are no regularly scheduled class meetings. However, meetings are called as needed.


The class is limited to 10 students and instructor permission is required to register. To apply for the course, please send the following to Amy Ross (

  1. A resume or CV including your GPA;
  2. A list of relevant university-level courses that you have successfully completed;
  3. A personal statement explaining your interest in the course.

If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact Professor Matthew Lynall (