Third annual Invention Convention to take place April 21

Author: Dennis Brown


Six participants in the third annual Invention Convention Business Plan Competition have been selected to advance to the finals April 21 (Thursday).

Organized by the University of Notre DamesGigotCenterfor Entrepreneurial Studies and Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC), the event will conclude with presentations by the finalists from5:30to8:30 the Giovanni Commons of the Mendoza College of Business on campus. The participants will be competing for $1,000 in cash prizes.

The finalists are:

  • Dexter Brown – Dexter Brown Photography
  • Janus Flora -West SideLemonade
  • Willie Jones -Upper CutzBarbering Services
  • Lachelle and Airelle Morrow – Anaiya Fashion Designs
  • Jessica Payne – Jessis Subs
  • Don Robertson – Michiana Floor Cleaning

The Invention Convention is the culmination of a yearlong initiative in which Notre Dame students and staff from theGigotCenterand RCLC work with young people fromSouth BendsNortheast Neigborhoodon entrepreneurial projects designed to improve their business, academic and life skills. In the spring, participants take part in the business plan competition to share what they have learned throughout the year.

The event is free and open to the public.

_ Contact: Jessica McManus Warnell, 574-631-9182 or _

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