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Notre Dame’s IDEA Center teams up with VC firm to launch new start-up program

The IDEA Center, the entrepreneurship and innovation hub at the University for Notre Dame, is partnering with Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha Innovation to launch a new program to help university start-ups on their journey to the marketplace.

Under the collaboration, Notre Dame start-ups operating out of the IDEA Center will have access to investment capital through High Alpha Innovation. The program will also leverage the expertise and success of the firm’s team of investors, says Kelley Rich, interim vice president and associate provost for innovation at Notre Dame.

“Collaborating with High Alpha Innovation will not only aid the successful launch of Notre Dame’s start-ups and play an important role in economic development, but it will also help strengthen our entrepreneurial alumni relationships and Indiana’s innovation ecosystem as a whole,” says Rich.

“A properly executed start-up has the power to lift people up and solve important problems,” comments Elliott Parker, CEO of High Alpha Innovation. “With Notre Dame identifying areas of need and providing principled foundations to build on, and with our track record of building impactful start-up companies, we believe that together we will be able to positively address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.”  

Source: Notre Dame News

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