McCloskey
New Venture Competition


Now in its 21st year, the McCloskey New Venture Competition has become the signature event in the innovation ecosystem at Notre Dame. It serves as a real-world opportunity to test the validity of ideas and innovations and develop skills directly transferable to the commercial market. The Competition encourages entrepreneurs from the University and the surrounding area to refine their business plans, receive mentorship, and compete for prizes that include resources and funding. Participants gain invaluable feedback from a panel of judges that includes angel investors, venture capitalist, entrepreneurs, and other industry experts, providing the solid foundation needed to launch their ventures.

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