About idea week

A Week of Inspiration & Ideas

IDEA Week is a celebration of the innovative, entrepreneurial and creative energy, talent and leadership that is reinvigorating the South Bend-Elkhart region. The weeklong event will include a headliner concert; startup competitions offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money; speakers; workshops; and other opportunities for entrepreneurs, founders, developers, makers, inventors, designers and investors.

McCloskey New Venture Competition

Student and community members will compete for more than $200k in cash and prizes!

The final event will feature presentations by finalist teams. Those attending will vote​ ​to decide the winner of the​ ​$5,000 Sutherland Family Award for Best​ ​Presentation. More than $200,000 in cash and in-kind services will be​ ​awarded​ at the conclusion of the event​.

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