3rd Annual C-Prize Competition


3rd Annual C-Prize Competition: Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. EST (judges to participate via Zoom; competitors to pitch their idea in person at a location TBD)


What is the C-Prize?

The C-Prize is an annual startup competition that provides funding for students at Notre Dame who are committed to solving problems in conservation, climate change, and clean energy.  

How does the C-Prize work?

Students are invited to come up with an idea that helps a non-profit organization(s) in any of the three ‘c’ fields: conservation, climate change, and clean energy. There are no limits to your idea. It can be a technology solution, running a fundraising campaign, creating a branding and marketing strategy, completing a social media audit, etc. The only requirement is that you help an existing non-profit accelerate and scale their work. 

Each fall, we accept applications from student teams at Notre Dame and select 10 of the most promising ideas. These 10 finalist teams are invited to pitch their idea to a panel of investors and experts. The winning team will receive $10,000 in seed capital to develop their idea.

Who is Eligible?

All undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame are eligible to apply