Startup Weekend Notre Dame
Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015
Friday, April 10 - 12, 2015
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Innovation Park, South Bend
1400 E. Angela Blvd.
Startup Weekend Notre Dame: Where Bright Ideas Meet Bold Execution
Friday April 10th
Saturday April 11th
Sunday April 12th
Vice President, Americas Customer Solutions
In her spare time, Anderson assembles and coaches eclectic teams of experts to develop business plans and launch startup companies. Her first team at Notre Dame, which included ESTEEM student Patrick Rice, won the $25,000 grand prize in the Mendoza College of Business’s McCloskey Business Plan Competition this year. The company is developing a rinse-and-spit test that can provide early detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes an incurable throat cancer.
Anderson started her yearly hobby of one or two startups more than a decade ago, after she went to work for Richard Cox at the University of Hawaii. (When he asked her to work in “tech transfer,” her first response was “Do you mean manage all the computers on campus?” – but her background in a family of lawyers and her education and experience in health care helped her learn fast.) Cox, now director of Notre Dame’s Office of Technology Transfer, recruited her to manage the Cleveland Clinic partnership last year.
David H. Brenner
Entrepreneur in Residence
In his previous work in the broadcasting industry, Mark spent over 25 years in the broadcasting industry, from radio to television to new technologies like satellite and Internet convergence. Highlights include: Senior VP, Corporate Development for Clear Channel during its major acquisition period, President of Flagship Broadcasting (TV), President of Fairmont Communications (radio), Executive VP of Osborn Communications (radio) and V.P and General Manager of WKRQ-FM for Taft Broadcasting. Mark has served as an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and as Guest Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame in Entrepreneurship for the Colleges of Science and Engineering as well as the Mendoza College of Business. He is Entrepreneur in Residence at both universities.
With his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame (1972) and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1975), Mark was the second Notre Dame student to be awarded a Marshall Scholarship. He is also a Registered Architect in the State of Ohio.
Prior to Better World Books, Murphy has worked for or started up more than 14 companies – from multinationals to early stage ventures to start-ups (spanning eight industries in seven states and in Europe). He has raised more than $85M in capital to build and scale multiple organizations in the manufacturing, healthcare services, technology and online retail sectors – and through his leadership brought significant growth and scale to each.
David received his undergraduate degree (B.A. with high honors; Economics) from the University of Notre Dame and his graduate degree (MBA) from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. David serves on multiple Boards and Advisory Councils and is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2012. He was also a Southeastern Regional Finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011.
Coaches and Mentors
Director of the Gigot Centre
Santiago received his Electrical Engineering degree from Notre Dame in 2011. He then went on to earn an ESTEEM Masters degree from Notre Dame in 2012.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
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