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 17th 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 Friday, February 28th to Dr. Jackie Schmidt, Director of the Minor at  The following is the application:  2014 JCU ideaLab entry instructions

“Finalists” will be notified on Wednesday, March 5th by the Muldoon Center.

The judging of the John Carroll round will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13th in the LSC Conference Room in Tthe Lombardo Student 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