Our Events

Changemakers Purdue

Changemakers Purdue is an annual conference held by DMK to promote social entrepreneurship in the West Lafayette community. Starting off as an internal event for just the brothers of DMK, it quickly has grown into a major event on campus. This past Fall, Changemakers Purdue had 6 premier fireside chats with renowned entrepreneurs and innovators followed with an innovation challenge which was held with the help of our corporate sponsors. Learn more on our Facebook page.

Startup Weekend Purdue

Startup Weekend Purdue was founded in the Spring of 2017 by Akash Raju and Michael Goldman, two DMK brothers. It is the event for students and the West Lafayette community to take your business idea to validate a problem, develop a business model, and then craft and deliver a pitch to win prizes to help take your startup to the next level. Along the way, you’ll network with other entrepreneurial students as well as experienced entrepreneurs who will be there as mentors. The judges panel will be a group of experts who can provide you the feedback.

Indy Trip

Each Fall our brotherhood goes to Indianapolis and each Spring we go to Chicago. At both of these cities, we meet various groups of the entrepreneurial community including startups, co-working spaces, companies with an entrepreneurial mindset, and individuals looking to develop the community. While meeting these influencers, we also enjoy the city by trying new foods, activities, and more!

Chicago Trip

Each Fall our brotherhood goes to Indianapolis and each Spring we go to Chicago. At both of these cities, we meet various groups of the entrepreneurial community including startups, co-working spaces, companies with an entrepreneurial mindset, and individuals looking to develop the community. While meeting these influencers, we also enjoy the city by trying new foods, activities, and more!

DMK Symposium

Our pledges work through a business idea during the course of their pledgeship while focusing on professional, social, and civic development. At the end of each semester, our newly initiated brothers present their business pitch decks during our DMK Showcase. This is an opportunity to meet our current brothers, student startups, and new business ideas.

DMK Speaker Series

We bring in all types of speakers and folks from various entrepreneurship communities to speak to our community about their journey. We have partnered with many organizations to have entrepreneurs among other people to share their story with Purdue's campus. Check out our Facebook page to stay up to date on our newest events!

EcoMake

EcoMake is a sustainability-focused, weekend-long design competition wherein participants will learn to progress from idea to a product in just 54 hours. Students of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to attend!

EntrepreneuHER

EntrepreneuHER is dedicated to empowering young women to gain confidence to start their own companies or go out and purse an idea. Come and hear from female entrepreneurs with various background on their experiences and journey. We will have a speaker series, a panel, and many breakout sessions for attendees to meet each other and the speakers!