The IDEA Center’s Student Entrepreneurship staff and startup coaches are here to help you on your entrepreneurial journey and can guide you to a variety of opportunities, regardless of whether you already have a company or product idea.

Past Workshops

Forming Legal Entities and Founder Issues (February 22, 2022)

Stay Strong presented by the Indiana Department of Revenue (March 1, 2022)

Branding, Marketing, and Providing Ongoing Value (March 29, 2022) 

IP Workshop (January 30, 2023)

McCloskey "What Now?" (April 25, 2023)

What's McCloskey and Why Should You Join? (September 19, 2023)

Student Connections

This platform will help you connect with other interested students. Complete and submit this form if you are a:

  • McCloskey Competition Team Leader looking for students to join your team,
  • student wanting to join a McCloskey Competition team,
  • Student Founder looking for students to join your startup team, or
  • student wanting to join a student startup team.

We will be in touch!

Mentoring and Networking

Your Startup Coach and the IDEA Center staff can connect you with the outstanding Notre Dame alumni network, as well as industry experts, mentors and other advisors you will need to succeed.  

Innovation Park

Home to the IDEA Center, Innovation Park is the University of Notre Dame’s facility for entrepreneurship. Productive collisions between entrepreneurs and inventors, students and investors, and subject matter experts and University staff routinely take place.

The IDEA Center’s Innovation Lab

The Innovation Lab helps students translate their ideas into tangible products and its staff would love to help move your dreams from concept to reality. Contact Director Matt Leevy, or stop by anytime. The Lab’s door is always open!