Innovation & Entrepreneurship

2018 McCloskey New Venture Competition Winners

2018 McCloskey New Venture Competition Winners

Nick Swisher

17 area teams were awarded more than $400,000 in cash and in-kind prizes at the 2018 McCloskey New Venture Competition on Friday, April 27. 

Enlighten Mobility and SecurSpace split the $50,000 McCloskey Grand Prize, which is awarded to teams founded by Notre Dame students or alumni. Figuro3D and Healthy Points split the new $50,000 Startup South Bend-Elkhart/Elevate Ventures Grand Prize, which is awarded to the top community based teams.…

Inaugural MBA contest explores business uses for the tech behind Bitcoin

Inaugural MBA contest explores business uses for the tech behind Bitcoin

Melissa Jackson

There’s more to blockchain technology than Bitcoin.

A new MBA competition hosted by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business will focus on innovative business uses for blockchain, the distributed database technology that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Teams from seven business schools will share their ideas and compete for $10,000 in prize money during the Notre Dame MBA Technology Innovation Challenge from 1 to 5 p.m. April 20 (Friday) in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium. The event, sponsored by Thomson Reuters, is open to the public.

Resonado: Sounding a new resonance in the speaker industry

Resonado: Sounding a new resonance in the speaker industry

Sarah McCafferty

We are currently living in an age of substantial technological developments. Televisions, phones, and computers continually get sleeker and more efficient with each iteration and your average Joe will soon be able to act as a space tourist and own a car that drives itself. Yet, despite what seems like remarkable technological progress all around us, some technologies have advanced only incrementally over the years. Take audio speakers for example. They have largely been confined to their traditional conical structure, giving us good quality sound but in a bulky package. Resonado, a student-led startup out of the University of Notre Dame, is seeking to change this.…

Mendoza alumnus opens restaurant in Duncan Student Center

Mendoza alumnus opens restaurant in Duncan Student Center

The South Bend Tribune

Rob McColgan, a 2002 Mendoza College of Business graduate, and his business partner Anthony Pigliacampo won the McCloskey Business Plan Competition in 2009 and opened their restaurant, Modern Market.

Last month, the chain debuted inside Notre Dame’s new Duncan Student Center. This is Modern Market’s first campus location.