Fourth annual Invention Convention to take place March 29

Author: Shannon Roddel


Five participants in the fourth annual Invention Convention Youth Business Plan Competition have been selected to advance to the finals March 29 (Wednesday).

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 Giovanini Commons of the Mendoza College of Business on campus. The participants will be competing for $1,000 in cash prizes.

The finalists are:

•John BaxmeyerService Shoppers

•Sean BehenskyA Hit to Success

•Thomas LanghoferSpeedy Chess Tournaments

•Hugo RaygozaJ.A. Poultry

•Tracey RichmondTraceys Cleaning Business

The Invention Convention is the culmination of a yearlong process in which Notre Dame students and staff from the Gigot Center and RCLC work with young people fromSouth Bendhigh schools on 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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