Students from all across South Bend and Mishawaka came to the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame to compete in the Idea Pitch Competition.

Each student had 60 seconds to sell their idea or product to a panel of MBA students. They were judged on creativity, practicality and presentation.

The Idea Pitch Competition was held at the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, with close to 40 students participating.

Middle School Winners

Best Presentation - Joseph Habimana 
Idea Pitch - Joseph Habimana
Most Creative - Valencia Randolph
Idea Pitch - Valencia Randolph

High School Winners

Investor's Choice - Asia Dennard
Idea Pitch - Asia Dennard

Investor's Choice Runner-Up - Aubrei Hayes

Idea Pitch - Aubrei Hayes

Best Presentation - Devyn Jackson

Idea Pitch - Devyn Jackson


Most Creative - Charell Jones

Idea Pitch - Charell Jones


All the students participating did an outstanding job and deserve recognition for their efforts. They took one step closer to being better public speakers, networkers, and entrepreneurs.