'Shark Tank' Star to Speak at Notre Dame

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(photo courtesy University of Notre Dame) (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)
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One of the starts of the television show "Shark Tank" will give the keynote presentation next month during the inaugural Idea Week on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Daymond John will also serve as a final-round judge in the university's McCloskey New Venture Competition.

First announced in December, Idea Week will take place April 21-28. John's speech is set for April 26 in the Jordan Auditorium at the Mendoza College of Business. His participation in the new venture competition will take place the following day.

"We are thrilled to welcome Daymond John as a speaker at Idea Week and as a final-round judge for the McCloskey New Venture Competition," said Karen Slaggert, director of the McCloskey New Venture Competition. "His experience as a serial entrepreneur and ‘Shark Tank’ investor is sure to lend an incredible element of excitement to the McCloskey event."

Notre Dame describes Idea Week as an "innovation festival featuring business, technology and entertainment events." The goal is to give entrepreneurs, students and members of the community throughout the South Bend-Elkhart region "the practical knowledge, creative inspiration and social foundation they need to innovate within their own careers, studies and communities."

You can learn more about Idea Week by clicking here.

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