About Us



The Gigot Center is associated with the Mendoza College of Business Department of Management.

Program Details:
• The Notre Dame entrepreneurial track offers MBA students an Innovation & Entrepreneurship Concentration and undergraduate students an Entrepreneurship Minor 
• Curriculum includes a wide spectrum of courses organized to enable students to follow one of four entrepreneurial curriculum tracks:
  • Start-Up track (“I want to start a business”)
  • Venture Capital Investing track (“I want to invest in many startups”)
  • Intrapreneurship track (“I want to lead a corporate innovation team”)
  • Social Entrepreneurship track (“I want to start a social enterprise”)
• Approximately 90 percent of entrepreneurship faculty have started, bought or operated a successful business
• Center sponsors a robust schedule of non-curriculum-based activities and competitions annually in entrepreneurship, including the annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition that awards more than $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes
Other distinguishing programs features:
  •  Immersive Learning and Internship opportunities enabling students to embed with startups, incubators, venture capital firms, social enterprises and other entrepreneurial organizations
  •  Irish Entrepreneurs Network offers a deep bench of expert resources to assist aspiring Notre Dame entrepreneurs
  • Annual Irish Impact Conference – a platform for thought leadership aligned with the “Ask More of Business” calling of the Mendoza College of Business
  • Center serves as a liaison to the other nodes in the Notre Dame entrepreneurship eco-system: Innovation Park at Notre Dame, Irish Angels, ND Office of Research and others.