Mendoza School of Business


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    Mendoza Christmas Market

    Shop nonprofits that work with Mendoza programs to support a number of good causes this Christmas season.

    Brandi Wampler

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    More than NIL

    With their company MOGL, Mendoza alums Ayden Syal and Brandon Wimbush are striving to help brands and college athletes navigate the new world of NIL.

    Brendan O’Shaughnessy

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    ND Founders Profile #95: Tommy Flaim

    From the day he stepped on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in 2012, Tommy Flaim knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. His dream was not to be a tech unicorn, finding a cure for cancer or making piles of money. No, his vision was different. He wanted to start a fashion brand.

    Melanie Lux

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    With a $1.1B acquisition by Uber under his belt, this alumnus has delivered Notre Dame’s first unicorn

    The backstory of the University of Notre Dame’s first unicorn startup sounds almost unbelievable. It began when one friend texted another with the question, “Why can’t you get alcohol delivered?”

    Melanie Lux

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    Unfamiliar conditions impact design thinking’s effectiveness on new product development, study finds

    IT, Analytics and Operations professor Nicholas Berente and his co-researchers collaborated with the COO of an AI-based SaaS company in Silicon Valley to take a closer look at the conditions and effectiveness of design thinking.

    Melissa Jackson

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    Finding a seat: 2 business profs and a grad student built an app to help sports venues with physical distancing

    Scott Nestler and Seth Berry, both professors of IT, Analytics and Operations, and MSBA/MBA candidate Joe Jenkins developed a cloud-based tool to help venue managers plan out the optimum seating configuration that aligns with their physical distancing and reduced capacity mandates.

    Melissa Jackson

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    Kickstarter co-founder Charles Adler interviewed on With a Side of Knowledge podcast

    Kickstarter, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in April, was created by Charles Adler, Perry Chen, and Yancey Strickler to help “artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality.” Adler visited Notre Dame as part of the Mendoza College of Business’s Ten Years Hence Speaker Series, which explores issues, ideas, and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade.

    Ted Fox

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    2019 McCloskey new venture competition results

    17 area teams were awarded more than $350,000 in cash and in-kind prizes at the 2019 McCloskey New Venture Competition on Friday, April 12. Resonado and Vital View Technologies split the $50,000 McCloskey Grand Prize, which is awarded to teams founded by Notre Dame students or alumni.

    Nick Swisher

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    Mendoza student named IDEA Week Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Mendoza student Mitchell Kokko (BBA '19), a six-time entrepreneur and an associate on the Pit Road Fund at the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame, won Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

    Nick Swisher

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    Notre Dame Undergrad Team takes second place at the Rice Business Plan Competition

    Resonado, which aims to redefine the shape of sound with its patented Flat Core Speaker Technology, won the $300,000 GOOSE Society Investment Prize and the $125,000 Finger Interests, Anderson Family Fund, Greg Novak and Tracy Druce Second-Place Investment Prize. The 19-year-old Rice Business Plan Competition, with 42 teams from around the globe and $2.9 million in cash and prizes, is the largest and richest in the world.

    Nick Swisher