Purdue University launches new ag-focused entrepreneurial initiative

Who better to lead an entrepreneurial effort that a person who has done it successfully in the private sector. That’s the belief of Purdue University that has named a Professor of Food Science who is also a Co-Founder of his own start-up as the first Fellow in a new, ag-focused entrepreneurial effort at the institution.

Christian Butzke, Co-Founder of VinSense Technology, a decision support software system for agricultural crop production, will serve as the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellow who will mentor faculty and students looking to bring their ideas to market.

“(We want) to really create this culture of entrepreneurship, a scholarship of entrepreneurship that really involves all the hundreds of faculty members that we have in the College of Agriculture,” said Butzke in this article. “Purdue is such a diverse and powerful university that we’re really trying to create this, what we call a commercialization engine at Purdue.”

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