Aspiring Notre Dame student and alumni entrepreneurs compete to win nearly $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes during the 13th annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition. Registration is now open; the deadline for registration is November 9, 2012.
The McCloskey Competition is for ventures that have not yet been launched or are at the earliest stage of launch. Eligible teams must have at least one member who is a Notre Dame student or alumni.
Round one simply requires a two-page overview. Teams invited to advance to round two will be required to submit a 10-page business plan in early February. From this group, teams will be selected to advance to the semifinal and final rounds, competing LIVE on campus April 18-19 for nearly $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. Members of the Irish Entrepreneurs Network, a select group of entrepreneurs within the Notre Dame community who support new venture creation, will act as judges and mentors for the competition.