Apr 21
Saturday

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Notre Dame Pitch Rally

University of Notre Dame students, faculty, and researchers will pitch emerging and cutting-edge Notre Dame technologies in front of an audience of Notre Dame alumni, ...

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  • The IDEA Center
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Innovating for Security and Stability with Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Innovation and entrepreneurship have clear economic benefits, and they form the bedrock of our shared security, too. In this session, join South Bend Mayor Pete ...

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  • The IDEA Center
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Apr 23
Monday

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Headline Event: Driving Entrepreneurship in a Rustbelt City

This open discussion between Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Tracy Graham, a long-time serial entrepreneur based right here in South Bend, will focus on issues concerning ...

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  • Century Center
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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How to Create Your First Product

The path to the successful creation of a product is anything but linear. It often goes through repeated cycles of testing and validation and pivoting ...

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  • Century Center
  • 10:45 am - 11:45 am

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Studebaker 113 Open House

Once the lifeblood of South Bend, the Studebaker plant has long stood as a disheartening emblem for this region. Local entrepreneurs decided to turn Studebaker ...

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  • Studebaker 113
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Scaling Your Business Here

For many startups, achieving initial sales with “early adopters” is the easy part. These customers, however, don’t represent the majority of customers startups need to ...

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  • Studebaker 112
  • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

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Using Big Data to Make Decisions

What is “Big Data?” What does it look like and why are companies utilizing it? In this industry panel hosted by thought leaders in analytics, ...

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  • Century Center
  • 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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Smart Cities Industry Panel

Moderated by Adam Savage of MythBusters, this engaging discussion on smart cities is going to be awesome! Our panelists, including Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Luis Montestruque, Sara ...

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  • Century Center
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Adam Savage

Keynote: Adam Savage

Adam Savage, original co-host and executive producer of the television hit Mythbusters, will speak on the importance of art and innovation at IDEA Week on ...

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  • Century Center
  • 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Apr 24
Tuesday

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Salesforce: Trailblazers for the Future

Join us for this workshop presented by Salesforce on April 24th from 8:00 a.m. to 12-Noon, followed by a complimentary networking lunch and fireside chat ...

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  • Century Center
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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How to Fund Your Startup

Four out of five startups experience cash flow problems, while nearly one in three fail because of lack of funding. In this session, attendees will ...

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  • Century Center
  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Time

Making Sense of Funding Types

Startups have access to many different types of funding, each with their own pros and cons. In this session, attendees will be introduced to the ...

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  • Century Center
  • 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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Innovation in Manufacturing Panel

Leading manufacturers from St. Joseph County will share their insights in the areas of research and development, process improvement, product development, and intellectual property. They ...

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  • Century Center
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Smart Rock: 20 Years of Innovative Music Business

Since forming in South Bend in 1998, Umphrey’s McGee has enjoyed countless milestones over the course of their 20 year career. 2002 saw them perform ...

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  • Century Center
  • 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

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Leading and Building Your Team

Who you bring into your new venture is critical to your company’s success. About 23{932b88061f53dd99f5f358229f19c93983df09229eb22cd517190dfc7f35d1c6} of startups fail because they don’t have the right team. ...

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  • Century Center
  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm