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Located along Indiana's famous Wabash river, Lafayette’s startup scene is growing fast. With Purdue nearby, this city has many young entrepreneurs looking to take their ideas and turn them into a reality. Purdue startup SPEAK MODalities recently won the 2014 International GAIN-TEN Business Pitch Challenge. This German International award is given to startups that are commercializing an innovation of strong market viability with global impact potential. Lafayette has a tight knit group of practical entrepreneurs that meet up at co-working spaces like MatchBOX, The Anvil, and The Foundry. Events like Startup Weekend Lafayette are popular among the Lafayette small business community. People in this community often describe Lafayette with the words “potential” and “change”.





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