New Venture Launch Weekend


Location: Pit Road, IDEA Center at Innovation Park (View on

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Sponsored by the IDEA Center, Elevate Ventures and Startup SouthBend/Elkhart, the New Venture Launch Weekend will provide an opportunity for students from the University of Notre Dame and individuals from the South Bend/Elkhart Region a chance to pitch startup ideas and form teams to move those ideas forward over the course of two days. Cash Prizes!


Friday, October 5

  • 4:30 pm Registration Begins
  • 5:00 pm Introduction to Validation Roadmap and Idea Pitches
  • 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm Validation Working Time

Saturday, October 6

  • 7:00 am-3:00 PM Validation Working Time continues with regular check-in's with Launch Weekend staff
  • 3:00 pm Pitch Creations
  • 5:00 pm Pitch Competition

Meals and snacks provided. You must register here for the event. For questions email Patti Reinhardt.