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 - Caribia Coleman (Summer Camp for Teens)

Caribia Coleman











Most Creative - Jane Kimani (Enhancement to Guardian Cap)

Jane Kimani












High School Winners

Investor's Choice - William Carter (Selfie Watch)

Investor's Choice Runner-Up - Nataila Stokes (Online Tutoring)

Best Presentation - Muata Green (Muddy Buddies)

Most Creative - Nathan Shook (Air Nathan's Hover Shoes)


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.