The John Carroll University ideaLab is an idea contest open to all undergraduate students in all majors. The ideaLab is in three parts:

Part One:  The ideaLab workshop will be held on Monday afternoon, February 18th at 4:00 p.m. in the O’Dea Room in the Lombardo Student Center. At the workshop, you may try your idea out on judges who will critique it. A three minute “elevator pitch”, followed by the judges comments is the format.  No need to have your presentation finalized, this is a test run to see what you need to do to be competitive in the next step.

Part Two:  The next step is the John Carroll round of ideaLab.

To enter, you must send in your application by the close of business on Thursday, March 12th by 5:00 p.m. to Dr. Jackie Schmidt, Director of the Minor at  The following is the application:  2015 JCU ideaLab Competition Application

“Finalists” will be notified on Wednesday, March 18th by the Muldoon Center.

The judging of the John Carroll round will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 23rd in Rooms 202 / 203 of the Dolan Science Center.   Judges will decide which idea is the best and the winning team will receive a prize of $1,000.

Part Three: The Finals of ideaLab

On Wednesday, April 3rd, the finals of ideaLab will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Ashland University. The John Carroll winner will present agaianst the 10 other shools of the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC).  The first prize for the winning entry is $5,000.

This is a great contest, so bring your “A” game!

For additional details, contact: Mark Hauserman in the Muldoon Center at