Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Nathalie Duval-Couetil Entrepreneurship Program Director & Professor

Nathalie Duval-Couetil is the Director of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, Associate Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center, and a Professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University. She is the founding director of Purdue’s award-winning, cross-campus entrepreneurship program that involves 1800 students each year. She has created courses and programming focused on entrepreneurship fundamentals, venture development, technology commercialization, strategic planning, and women and leadership.

Nathalie’s research focuses on entrepreneurship pedagogy and assessment; entrepreneurship education and STEM; student intellectual property policy; graduate student professional development; and women and entrepreneurship. This work has been funded through grants from the National Science Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Kern Foundation and VentureWell. She currently serves as Co-PI and Purdue Co-Research Director of the NSF-funded Midwest I-Corps Node (MWIN) and Co-PI and Assessment Director for the NSF-funded Sustainable Food Energy and Water System (SFEWS) Traineeship Program (NRT).

Prior to academia, Nathalie worked in the field of market research and strategy consulting in Europe and the U.S. with Booz Allen and Hamilton and Data and Strategies Group. She received a BA from UMass Amherst, an MBA from Babson College, and MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University. She has served on the board of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and has held leadership roles in other professional organizations.