StartUp Deloitte Application

About Us

StartUp Purdue is an Innovation Competition in which students propose a technology-related improvement, solution, or new opportunity for Purdue University. Candidates will spend three days learning about the design thinking process, developing their ideas, and creating an effective pitch with the support of Deloitte practitioners. At the culmination of the event, students will present their ideas to a panel of Purdue University faculty and Deloitte Leadership.

StartUp Purdue offers you the unique opportunity to be recognized as an innovative leader by both Purdue and Deloitte. Additionally, participants will have exclusive networking opportunities with Deloitte professionals to learn about where a career in consulting can take you.

Event Schedule (Times may vary)

Wednesday (3/29), 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Event Kickoff and Networking
Thursday (3/30), 9:00 am - 6:00 pm | Working Sessions with Coaches (as needed)
Thursday (3/30), 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Practice Pitches
Friday (3/31), 10:30 am - 2:00 pm  | Working Sessions, Presentations, Award Ceremony, Networking


*Please note, if you are applying as a team, each individual team member must fill out an application.

First Name
Last Name
Email address
Minor (if applicable)
GPA (out of 4.0)
What year are you? What year are you?
If you are a Master's student, please indicate your number of years of full-time experience. If you are a Master's student, please indicate your number of years of full-time experience.
Why do you think you would be a good fit for the StartUp Purdue program? (200 words max) 

Character limit: 1500.

Is there any additional information regarding your application that you would like the Deloitte team to consider?

(Optional) Submit you own idea for a technology-related improvement, solution, or new opportunity

During StartUp Purdue, you will have a chance to work towards solving a problem statement that is most pressing for Purdue University. Problem statements are sourced from Purdue students, faculty, and Deloitte practitioners. If you have any suggestions for problem statements, please submit them below. Previous examples have included:
     - Purdue has over 300 student clubs and organizations. How can we make it easier for students to find organizations that fit their academic, social, or professional interests?
     - For prospective students who would like to see campus but are not local to Indiana, how can we showcase the Purdue campus in the most effective manner? 
     - Many students do not have a car on campus and need to utilize Uber to run errands or purchase groceries. How can we solve this problem? 

Describe a pain point / challenge that you have identified which affects your campus and community at Purdue. Who is affected by this pain point / challenge? (200 words max)

Character limit: 1500.

If you are entering as a team, please enter the names of your team members. 

If you haven't already, pleasure email your resume to Alita Mary (