The IDEA Center is the hub of innovation for aspiring student entrepreneurs at Notre Dame. Our mission is to provide students the opportunity to learn and experience entrepreneurship first-hand.

Submit your ideas to our Student Pipeline to get started! We will provide resources in the form of coaching, networking, pitch sessions, 1-1 mentorship and funding to bring your idea to life! If you don't have your own idea, but would love to work with teams, to gain valuable real life experiences, reach out to us and we can make those connections.

For those who are passionate about entrepreneurship, consider the following opportunities:

As you can see, there are many ways students can connect with the IDEA Center!  We encourage you to check out the additional information found under each tab. Please contact Patti Reinhardt at or 574-631-2499 for additional questions or information. You may also make an appointment here

Formula One

Submit Your Idea

Make your idea a reality

Whirlpool Event

Academic Programs

Check out our academic offerings in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation

Student Hero

Paid Internships

Advance both student and staff technology by becoming a technology analyst