The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame launched 32 startup companies in 2019.
This matches the 32 it produced from 2017 to 2018. These additions bring the total number of startups since the IDEA Center’s founding in 2017 to 64 and the total number of official Notre Dame startups to 86.
Notre Dame faculty member Jarek Nabrzyski is the director of the Center for Research Computing and co-founder of SIMBA Chain says the success of Notre Dame startups serves as a magnet for talent.
“In the past, it was challenging to get people in the tech industry to relocate to the Midwest,” Nabrzyski said. “Now, when they see what we’re doing in blockchain, machine learning and other areas of advanced computing at Notre Dame, they want to be part of it. The same goes for faculty, research staff and students.”