Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition awards over $100,000 to Purdue student startups

 Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition awards over $100,000 to Purdue student startups

AeonCharge, an electric vehicle charging aggregation platform, earns first place

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Five Purdue University student startups spanning biodegradable drinking straws, in-flight pilot training, job interview preparation, and digital platforms for parking and electric vehicle charging were named finalists in Purdue’s 34th annual Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition. As a result, they will split $92,500 to support their business.

The competition promoting student entrepreneurship began in September and concluded on April 14, with participation from over 120 students and 70 teams from across Purdue. The competition was conducted entirely virtually; teams were provided virtual business model workshops, seminars and training through Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. A group of Purdue alumni entrepreneurs and venture capitalists evaluated the final business models and selected five…

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