WEST LAFAYETTE - The Purdue Research Foundation is gearing up for a week-long series of events celebrating entrepreneurship. The foundation is partnering with the Greater Lafayette community to help highlight the entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial resources available in the area.

The Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week will kick off Friday with the Greater Lafayette Startup Weekend at MatchBOX Coworking Studio, followed by events around the community.

“The Purdue Research Foundation is driven to help entrepreneurs move from idea to impact,” said Greg Deason, the foundation's senior vice president for entrepreneurship and placemaking, in a news release. “Entrepreneurship Week is an excellent opportunity to connect with new innovators and engage with our community.”

Officials say most events are free or have a small fee. You can learn more about the different events taking place throughout the week by clicking here.