Details for an event described as a cross between a bigger city innovation and entrepreneurship summit and a festival have been released. Idea Week, a collaboration among the University of Notre Dame, the cities of South Bend and Elkhart and businesses and organizations throughout Michiana, will take place April 21-28.
Notre Dame Associate Vice Provost for Innovation Bryan Ritchie says "the purpose of Idea Week is to accelerate and celebrate the transformation of this region into a technology hub akin to places like Austin, Texas; Provo, Utah; Boulder, Colorado; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Gainesville, Florida."
Similar events, organizers say, have been held in cities such as Chicago and Denver. The week-long gathering will include a headliner concert, the Notre Dame-run McCloskey New Venture Competition, a performance by a comedian, workshops, a TEDx event and additional social activities. A goal of Idea Week is to bring together entrepreneurs, developers, makers, inventors, designers and investors. Organizers say it will "highlight the economic growth and innovation that is moving the region forward."
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