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 Tuesday evening, February 23rd at 4:30 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 (TBD) by 5:00 p.m. to Dr. Jackie Schmidt, Director of the Minor at  The following is the application: 2016 JCU ideaLab Competition Application

“Finalists” will be notified on (TBD) by the Muldoon Center.

The judging of the John Carroll round will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14th in the LSC Conference Room.   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 Thursday, March 31st, the finals of ideaLab will be held at 4:00 p.m. This year is John Carroll’s turn to host the IdeaLab’s Regional Competition for the EEC. 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!

Listen to Mr. Mark Hauserman, Director of the Muldoon Center, talk about the IdeaLab:

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