The Invention Convention, in its 11th year, invites local high school students to submit their best ideas for a business venture into the competition, which begins in the fall.

Sponsored by the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship and the Robinson Center, the event aims to enhance their business, academic and life skills through an entrepreneurship curriculum provided by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

The program cultivates a spirit of entrepreneurship by providing innovative learning experiences relevant to the entrepreneurial world.

The students learn the basics of starting their own business and engage with Notre Dame mentors to develop a unique business plan of their own. This year-long program culminates with a business plan competition, at which students have the opportunity to showcase their work. Notre Dame undergraduate and MBA students participate as mentors and event judges.


The winners for 2014 were:


Investors Choice - Alberto Lopez - Entender

Investors Choice Runner up - Victor Malone - Victor’s Innovative Cosmetics

Best Presentation - Gerardo Uribe - Melodic Rain



Investors Choice - Valencia Randolph - K.I.D.S.

Best Presentation  - Tamera Bruce - Musicana Lights