July 28, 2020Finding 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.
May 8, 2019Kickstarter 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.
April 16, 20192019 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.
April 9, 2019Mendoza 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.
April 7, 2019Notre 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.
April 2, 2019Science, comedy and country music: Notre Dame’s IDEA Week kicks off Monday
The seven-day IDEA Week festival was founded by the University of Notre Dame as a way to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in the South Bend-Elkhart region. This year's 60 different sessions will include more than 110 different speakers and panelists.
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March 30, 2019ND student startup to compete in elite Rice Business Plan
An Innovation Park-startup founded by four University of Notre Dame undergraduate students was selected to compete in the 19th annual Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC), considered the world’s richest and largest student startup competitions. The event, set for April 4-6, features 42 teams from some of the world’s top universities vying for more than $1.5 million in prizes.
March 29, 2019The IDEA Center and IDEA Week: What’s the big idea?
IDEA Week raises awareness of the IDEA Center and what kind of work they do, and it exhibits the University's goal that Notre Dame will continue to grow as a tier-one research university, becoming known for innovation and entrepreneurship.
January 31, 2019RESONADO: Sounding a new resonance in the speaker industry
“It's time to introduce innovation to the sound industry to the point that the next generation will hardly know what a cone-shaped speaker is.”
Idea Center, Nick Swisher
January 24, 2019Undergraduate design student co-founds startup offering original, personalized songs
While many students stress about homework and exams, junior Nicholas Lampson juggles a college workload and running a startup. Though running a business isn’t easy, especially while balancing their studies, Lampson and his co-founder, junior Ralph Moran, are able to find useful connections from their classes.