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About the Purdue Alumni Entrepreneurship Network

Purdue produces some of the top entrepreneurial talent in the world. The Purdue Alumni Entrepreneurship Network aims to be a resource for entrepreneurs to network and benefit from the experience, connections, and expertise of the Purdue community.

PAEN is open to alumni from any Purdue degree program who own a business/startup or manage one; are considering entrepreneurial opportunities outside their current occupation; or are graduates of the Purdue’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program. Join us, and let us help you take your next giant leap!


  • Elective officers: The board of directors shall elect a president and vice president. Additional officers may be appointed by the active members of the association at the regular annual meeting.
  • Terms: The officers shall take office immediately upon their election and shall serve for a term of three years or until successors are elected. Officers are eligible for reelection. Vacancies in any office may be filled for the balance of the term by the executive committee.
  • President: The president shall be the chief officer of the organization and shall be present at all PAEN and executive committee meetings. They shall be a member ex officio of all committees. They shall communicate with PAEN members to promote the welfare and increase the usefulness of the organization and shall perform other duties necessary to the office.
  • Board members: Board members should attend all meetings and assist in events, engagements, and growth of the network’s vision.