Semifinalists Selected for the 2016-2017 McCloskey Business Plan Competition

Author: Karen Slaggert

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131 teams entered the McCloskey Competition last fall.  Now, after months of hard work by our participants, judges and mentors, 20 teams have been selected to advance to the semifinal round.
These 20 semifinalist teams will compete on campus on Thursday, April 20:  5-minute pitches by the semifinalists in the morning will determine the top 6-8 teams advancing to the final round in the afternoon. These finalists will also present in Jordan Auditorium on Friday, April 21 beginning at 1:30 pm at the McCloskey Business Plan Competition Final Event.  All awards will be announced at the end of this event. The final event April 21 is open to the public; we hope you will make plans to attend.
Our semifinalists include a great representation of those within the Notre Dame community, including graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members and alumni.  We are particularly pleased to see a significant increase in the number of students participating in the competition.  Every McCloskey team included students as an integral part of the business planning process.
McCloskey Business Plan Competition semifinalists are as follows:

CODE in Class
Dark Horse Sports Recruiting
Dress CODE Tech
Figuro 3D
Jubilee Initiative for Financial Inclusion
Manufacture America
Novel Nano-welding
Relax & Revel
Structured Immunity
SVEME Diagnositics
Takay Blends
Tiny Living Communities
Tulip Brand
Click Here to view the public summaries for the semifinalist teams. 
We are grateful for the many individuals who have supported the competition.  More than 230 judges and mentors have evaluated these entries, providing valuable feedback and mentoring.  Their commitment of time and effort to support this important entrepreneurial event is invaluable and deeply appreciated.  More than 600 individuals have been involved in the McCloskey Competition this year, participating as team members, judges and mentors.  Clearly the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at the University of Notre Dame!

Originally published by Karen Slaggert at on March 15, 2017.