Everything You Need to Know about the $3.5M Irish Innovation Fund for Student-Led Ventures

Author: Notre Dame ESTEEM


One of the most compelling reasons to become a ESTEEM student at Notre Dame (outside of the top-notch multidisciplinary education with access to top business professionals and real-world experiences) has got the be the Irish Innovation Fund.

The fund, which has $3.5 Million to it’s name, was gifted by John Jeuck, the former dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, in honor of his close personal friend, Philip J. Purcell III, a member of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees.

The fund has a singular mission: to give a jump start to student-led ventures at Notre Dame. It’s that simple. If you’re a student at Notre Dame, you can enter a business plan and be considered for funding. Boom.

Here are the key points you need to know:

  • Fund Size: $3.5 Million

  • How to enter: Email your business plan to Rebecca Go DeLine (rgo@nd.edu). See the FAQ for submission guidelines (http://esteem.nd.edu/iif/faqs/)

  • 2013Deadline for entering: 5PM EST, November 12, 2013 (TODAY!!!!)

  • Average Investment Size: $20,0000 to $100,000

  • What Type of Ideas Will Get Funded: A wide variety -- and in many different markets; however, a common denominator to all will be that it must involve some level of technology, engineering or science.

And here’s one of the best parts -- if you’re an ESTEEM student, you can both enter the competition, and be part of the initial discovery and  due-diligence process.


But… I’m Not Enrolled Yet

Then why are you talking to us? Get an application in now -- you can still submit your brilliant, world-changing idea to the Irish Innovation Fund 2014 competition.


For More Information:

Irish Innovation Fund FAQ

Irish Innovation Fund Homepage at ESTEEM

Irish Innovation Fund Press Release