Written by 10:40 am Artur and Marian

E040: Purdue DIAL Ventures – startup venture done right, with Allan Gray

In the latest episode of “Between Data and Risk”, hosts Artur and Marian sit down with Allan Gray, Executive Director of Purdue DIAL Ventures. With a primary focus on enhancing digital innovation in the food and agriculture industries, Allan brings a wealth of knowledge and insights on how to create startups from scratch​.

DIAL Ventures, a venture studio at Purdue University, has developed a unique approach to startup creation. In this episode, Allan walks us through their transformative methodology. The process begins with hiring smart individuals, dubbed ‘fellows’, who are then tasked with engaging with businesses to understand their needs and challenges. From these conversations, a list of problems is generated, and the fellows work diligently to develop potential solutions​​.

However, the process doesn’t end there. These solutions are then validated back with the businesses, ensuring that they genuinely address the identified issues. The chosen solutions are not just left as theoretical concepts but are further developed into full-fledged startups. This approach fosters an environment where innovation thrives, and meaningful startups are born​​.

If you’re interested in the world of startups and how they can be developed from a mere idea into something tangible and impactful, this episode is a must-listen. Allan Gray offers invaluable insights into a unique approach to startup creation that you won’t want to miss.

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