Notre Dame business plan competition sees record numbers of plans, participants Published: December 10, Author: Of the student and alumni teams who competed in Round One of the McCloskey Business Plan Competitionwill advance to the next level, announced the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at the Mendoza College of Business, which sponsors the competition.
Christian Poellabauer and Patrick Flynnfaculty members in computer science, presented their technology for a new, instantaneous, accurate concussion assessment tool that will be particularly helpful in detecting concussions in soldiers and athletes.
Sponsored by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship in the Mendoza College, the competition is for ventures that have not been launched or are in the earliest stages of launch. The top social venture award, the Klau Family Prize for Greatest Social Impact, went to Green Bridge Growersan urban aquaponics farm designed as a social enterprise to produce revenue and create jobs for highly capable young adults with autism in the South Bend community.
Karen Slaggertassociate director of the Gigot Center, believes that every participant is a winner.
Our goal is to set these new ventures up for success in the market by providing mentoring, networking, feedback and exceptional resources for each team. We are particularly pleased that we continue to see a large number of social ventures, those that seek to address a significant social concern.
They were diverse and intriguing with each one having the potential of becoming a sustainable and successful future business. The top prize winners included: Contect, a new instantaneous, accurate concussion assessment service designed to detect incidences of mild traumatic brain injury.
Torigen Pharmaceuticals, a veterinary vaccine designed to combat adenocarcinoma-based cancers, based upon technology created at Notre Dame by professor Mark Suckow.
A total of teams entered the McCloskey Competition last fall. Nearly members of the Notre Dame community served as team members, judges and mentors. The final event also included a Venture Fair, which was a science fair-type exhibit in which more than 40 entrepreneurs put their new ventures on display.
The McCloskey Competition has taken on a unique role in the commercialization pipeline at Notre Dame, helping to move these high-tech ventures to commercialization from their genesis in research.
The Gigot Center helps to provide the necessary resources — an entrepreneurial toolkit of software, mentoring, networking and feedback — to help aspiring Notre Dame entrepreneurs as they develop the business model, write the business plan and launch the venture.
Ambitious, complete and convincing business plans are now the norm.
The Indiana Whiskey Co. Contect, Frameri Eyeglass Co. The Gigot Center was founded in for the purpose of fostering innovation and infusing aspiring entrepreneurs with a sense of the possible.
Through rigorous coursework, business plan competitions, extensive networking and mentorship, and hands-on learning experiences, the center provides students with the knowledge and skills vital to entrepreneurship.
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The "Competition" section of a business plan or investment memorandum would start by analyzing the information about these companies. Competitive advantage comes .
Notre Dame faculty and alumni may compete as long as a current Notre Dame student is leading the team effort: student(s) must be integrally in the business planning process, leading efforts to conduct market research, develop the business model, write the business plan and present/represent the venture in the semifinal and final rounds.
Although the final event doesn’t take place until April, the University of Notre Dame’s annual business plan competition has already set records, including largest-ever numbers of teams, individual participants and judges.
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