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Spring Break to Silicon Valley Planned

Thirty-four ESTEEM students will spend Spring Break in Silicon Valley, where Notre Dame’s California Initiative is establishing new opportunities for networking and learning. Students will hear talks from startup CEOs, incubator/accelerator founders, and venture capitalists; pitch their own ideas; shadow entrepreneurs; visit leading tech and life science companies; and have time to schedule their own encounters and interviews with employers in the area.…

Notre Dame California

Notre Dame California launched in 2014 and will accelerate opportunities across the campus, especially for ESTEEM students, who are well-prepared to leverage the broader connections with companies in the heart of 21st-century technology and innovation. 

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The multi-pronged initiative involves establishing partnerships for research and commercialization, raising the University’s profile among inventors and investors, offering programs like ESTEEM and the Patent Law Masters, and recruiting more students to Notre Dame from the West Coast.…

ESTEEM Students Help Explore New Venture

Last summer, students in the ESTEEM Program were given a very unique opportunity to work with real-life entrepreneurs, Bob Brutvan and Matt Raymond.  On an emerging technology.  At a highly regarded research University and Medical School.  It was a process filled with learning – learning that continued right up to the announcement several months ago that the two entrepreneurs would not be pursuing the commercialization of the technology after all.…

Entrepreneurship in the Political Area

The Following is a brief reflection of ESTEEM student John Vernon on the impact politics and policy can have on entrepreneurship and innovation.

I have always have had an interest in politics. Ever since I went to my first campaign event as an elementary school student in 2000, I knew I would stay involved with it at some point. Over the years I stayed active and became a news junkie, and I decided to engage in student government. As my interests developed I became very interested in the intersection between policy, business, and the sciences. How can these very different communities come to the table to interact with each other and encourage progress for the country? During the summer before my senior year I had the chance to work for a public policy consulting firm in Washington DC. There I was able to meet this question head on and learned about public policy issues and the political realm that is Washington DC.…