New Venture Challenges

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Ideas Challenge

The Ideas Challenge is an exciting PITCH event for aspiring student entrepreneurs at Notre Dame. Come prepared with a 60-second “pitch” to explain your new business venture – whether an amazing new scientific or engineering technology, service, or product that will impact lives – all ideas are welcome! No need to register, simply show up, sign up, and pitch your business idea in 60 seconds. The best ideas are determined by audience vote – you decide our winners! Prizes include cash awards, Apple watches, Amazon Echo Speakers, Instax cameras, gift cards and much more. Open to ALL current undergraduate and graduate students! Don’t have an idea? Come simply to listen. You will be inspired!

For more information, visit gigot.nd.edu/new-venture-challenges/ideas-challenge/


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ND Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Strengthen your entrepreneurial muscles at the ND Entrepreneurship Boot Camp!

Open to ALL current Notre Dame students, the boot camp is a GREAT opportunity to explore the world of innovation and startups. Bring a business idea to pitch or simply come to learn: we’ll explore the pathway for startups from idea to launch. Learn about the concept of human centered design as a means to understanding problems and exploring solutions that may lead to successful businesses. This is a GREAT networking opportunity, a chance to connect with other like-minded entrepreneurial students. For more information and to register, visit /new-venture-challenges/nd-entrepreneurship-boot-camp/

 

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McCloskey Business Plan Competition

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2016-2017 MCCLOSKEY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

We are pleased to announce the winners of nearly $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes in the 2016-2017 McCloskey Business Plan Competition.  Please join us in congratulating the following teams:   

Vogel Family Award for Best Startup Showcase Presentation
$1,000 cash award (determined by attendees at Startup Showcase)

  • Awarded to DARK HORSE SPORTS RECRUITING

Palo Alto Software
Best Written Student Plans:  $1,000 for best undergraduate plan and $1,000 for best graduate plan

  • Best undergraduate business plan:  TAKAY BLENDS
  • Best graduate business plan:  STRUCTURED IMMUNITY

Plug and Play Startup Camp Award
$50,000 in program services, 10-week Startup Camp experience in Silicon Valley: $25K cash investment

  • Awarded to:

    ENDPOINT
    NOVEL NANO-WELDING
    SAVERIGHT (CAPITAL PRO)
    SVEME DIAGNOSTICS

First State Bank Banking Award
$5,000 in cash and in-kind services 

  • Awarded to DRESS CODE TECH

Innovation Park at Notre Dame Accelerator Awards
1 year of complimentary space at the Greenhouse; up to $12,000 in space and consultation services

  • Awarded to ALL 20 SEMIFINALISTS

Riddi IP Prize
1 provisional patent application (value of $6,000)

  • Awarded to SVEME

FISH Social Venture R&D Awards
$7,000 in cash and in-kind services

  • Awarded to IMPOWERUS.ORG

Sutherland Family Award for Best Presentation
$5,000 for best finalist presentation (determined by audience vote)

  • Awarded to TAKAY BLENDS

Office of Technology Transfer Awards
$10,000 in patent reimbursement awarded to the ND Technology with Best Commercial Potential
$5,000 award toward patent expenses

  • Awarded to ENDPOINT, FIGURO3D, PREVALLERGY AND SVEME DIAGNOSTICS

Elevate Ventures Award
Opportunity to pitch to their High Potential Start Up Fund Board

  • Awarded to STRUCTURED IMMUNITY, PREVALLERGY AND SVEME DIAGNOSTICS

IrishAngels Award
One finalist the opportunity to pitch to the IrishAngels Investing Group

  • Awarded to GEN4  (MANUFACTURE AMERICA)

$10,000 Equifund Prize for Best Undergraduate Student Venture

  • Awarded to TAKAY BLENDS

$5,000 Klau Family Prize for Greatest Social Impact RUNNER UP

  • Awarded to GEN4 (MANUFACTURE AMERICA)

$15,000 Klau Family Prize for Greatest Social Impact 

  • Awarded to TAKAY BLENDS

$15,000 McCloskey Grand Prize (tie)

  • Awarded to STRUCTURED IMMUNITY

$15,000 McCloskey Grand Prize (tie)

  • Awarded to  TAKAY BLENDS

Click here to read summaries of the 20 Semifinalists.Semifinalist Public Summaries