Oct. 14 entry deadline for Gigot business plan competitions

Author: Dennis Brown and Rachel Reynolds


The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame is accepting entries until Oct. 14 (Friday) for its two business plan competitions.

The sixth annual McCloskey Notre Dame Business Plan Competition, with a grand prize of $15,000, is open to new ventures that have not yet been launched or are in their earliest stages.Up to $24,000 in prize money will be awarded to top finishers in the competition.

The Social Venture Plan Competition is open to business initiatives that have a social mission or purpose. It will award more that $5,000 in total prize money.

Each individual or team entry must include participation by at least one full-time Notre Dame student or a graduate of the University. Finalists will make their presentations April 28, and announcement of the winning entries for both competitions will be made that day in ceremonies at Notre Dames Mendoza College of Business.

For more information, contact the Gigot Center at 574-631-3042 or entrep@nd.edu .Registration forms and competition guidelines are available on the Web at http://gigot.nd.edu .

* _ *Contact : Melissa Paulsen, Gigot Center program manager, 574-631-7568_

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