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IU Southeast and Purdue team up to run Entrepreneurship Academy

NEW ALBANY, IN, (March 25, 2013) – Indiana University Southeast is joining forces with the Purdue to lead 25 exceptional high school students at the Entrepreneurship Academy at New Albany this summer.

The selected students from Southern Indiana and the Greater Louisville Metropolitan Region will learn how to develop their own high-tech company from start to finish, including creating a concept through raising funds and creating prototypes.

The summer academy will be held June 9-14 in New Albany, and is hosted by IU Southeast, Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana, and Purdue University College of Technology in New Albany. Students accepted into the Academy will learn from local high-tech business entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and staff from IU Southeast and Purdue.

At the end of the academy, student teams will deliver a 15-minute investor pitch to a panel of judges in a business plan competition setting. The top teams will receive college tuition vouchers, which range from $100 to $500, to IU Southeast or Purdue University.

High school administrators, educators and community leaders may nominate current sophomores and juniors for the academy until March 29. Nomination forms can be downloaded at http://purdueresearchpark.com/overview, or by contacting Juliana Casavan, academy coordinator, at (765) 588-3368 or jbcasavan@prf.org. There is no fee to nominate a student, and there is no limit to the number of students who can be nominated from a single school.

Partners for the 2013 Entrepreneurship Academy at New Albany include the Blue Sky Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation, Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Ogle Foundation and VelocitySI.

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