Mendoza School of Business

October 13 is deadline for Gigot business plan competitions

Published: October 11, 2006 / Author: Melissa Information

The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame is accepting entries until Friday (Oct. 13) for its two business plan competitions.

The seventh annual McCloskey Notre Dame Business Plan Competition, with a grand prize of $15,000, is open to new ventures that have not yet been launched or are in their earliest stages. 

The sixth annual Social Venture Plan Competition is open to business initiatives that have a social mission or purpose.  This competition will award more that $7,500 in total prize money.

Up to $34,000 in combined prize money will be awarded in the two competitions.

Each entry (or team) must include participation by at least one full-time Notre Dame student or a graduate of the University.  Finalists will make their presentations on April 20, and announcement of the winning entries for both competitions will be made that day in ceremonies at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

For more information, contact the Gigot Center at 574-631-3042 or  Registration forms and competition guidelines are available on the Web at

Contact: Melissa Paulsen, Program Manager, Gigot Center, 574-631-7568.


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