Submit Your IDEA

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Submit your idea HERE. Big or small, we care about all your ideas! Something you hope could change the world?  Or maybe you have found a problem that exists, but there’s currently no solution.  

The IDEA Center has resources to help you every step of the way! Our team of staff and venture coaches will come alongside you to provide access to resources, funding, and assistance in developing a path to success. 

How to get started:

1. Submit your idea HERE.

2. You will be assigned a venture coach, who will help you walk through the steps to prepare a pitch deck. This pitch deck will help you clearly define the problem, your solution, your customer and the market. Venture coaches will help prepare you to understand what you need to help move your idea forward.

3. Your venture coach will then schedule you for a Friday Pitch Session. Here you will have the opportunity to pitch your idea to IDEA Center staff, industry experts, interested students and/or investors. Each student idea is eligible for up to $2500 in funding at this stage. 

Any idea is welcome, whether you have just scribbled an idea on a napkin or already have a launched startup that you are looking for assistance in scaling and raising additional investment!  Once you submit your idea, one of our Venture Coaches will meet with you to help you assess the current stage of your idea and what needs to be done to reach commercial viability.  Once commercial viability has been determined, students will have an incredible set of tools at their disposal...taking their idea from a concept to a reality.

Confidentiality is our utmost concern.  All IDEA Center employees have signed an NDA and the University claims no ownership over your intellectual property.  The IDEA Center exists to support you as a student of the University of Notre Dame.