Take 6: Zach Adams, Pitch Aeronautics

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Zach Adams flies an F-15E Strike Eagle for the United States Air Force, performing air-to-air and air-to-ground missions; he earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University’s College of Engineering in 2016; he also designed and developed the first-ever cyclorotor hybrid drone. Learn More >

Take 6: Claudia Nari, Inari Agriculture

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Claudia Nari (Photo provided by Inari Agriculture) Claudia Nari is chief product officer at Inari Agriculture, a new breeding technology company designing nature-positive seeds for a more sustainable food system. Flagship Pioneering founded the company in 2016. The company is a tenant in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. Nari generously shared her time to… Learn More >

PhD fighter pilot starts drone company

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There aren’t too many fighter pilots with PhDs! But even that is not enough for Purdue grad Zachary Adams. When he’s not busy flying Strike Eagles for the Air Force, Zach puts his Purdue research into practice by developing the first ever cyclorotor hybrid drone, and starting a company called Pitch Aeronautics to bring it to market.
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Spotlight on Inari Agriculture

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Today, we focus on Inari Agriculture, a new breeding technology company designing nature-positive seeds for a more sustainable food system. Flagship Pioneering founded the company in 2016. Learn More >

Take 6: Fred Regnier, Novilytic

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Fred Regnier (Photo provided by Novilytic) Fred Regnier is the former John H. Law Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in Purdue University’s Department of Chemistry. He also is the chief technology officer of Novilytic, a molecular recognition company that uses nanotechnology to protect lifesaving drugs. In layman’s terms, they help drug development companies to remain FDA-compliant during the… Learn More >

Purdue Foundry Network: Jed Dean

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Each month Wade Lange, Chief Entrepreneuirial Officer of Purdue Foundry has the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurial CEOs about lessons learned from their journey. Their ongoing role as entrepreneurial role models and as supporters of the Purdue entrepreneurial ecosystem is instrumental in our ability to achieve President Mitch Daniels’ vision of Purdue as “Startup U.”… Learn More >