How to Change the World (...before you graduate)," 2019 C-Prize Launch, by Chris Vargas ('85 and :88)


Location: 102 DeBartolo Hall Map

C Prize Updated Deadline2

This event is for all Notre Dame Students, Undergraduate, or Graduate.

Are you passionate about Wildlife Conservation, Clean Energy or Climate Change?  Can you come up with an idea that helps a nonprofit anywhere in the world do their mission better, faster or more efficiently?  Would you like $10,000 in seed capital to develop your idea?  If so, read on to learn about this year’s C-Prize!

What is the C-Prize?
The C-prize is an annual startup competition that provides funding for Notre Dame students committed to solving problems in Conservation, Climate Change, or Clean Energy. 
How does the C-Prize work?
Students are invited to come up with an idea that helps a non-profit organization(s) in any of these three ‘C’ fields.  There are no limits to your idea.  It can be a technology solution, running a fundraising campaign, creating a branding and marketing strategy,  completing a social media audit, etc.  The only requirement is that you help an existing non-profit accelerate and scale their work.   Each Fall, we accept applications from any Notre Dame student teams - undergraduate or graduate - and select 10 of the most promising ideas.  These 10 finalist teams are invited to pitch their idea to a panel of investors and experts.  The winning team will receive $10,000 in seed capital to develop their idea.
Fight for our future.  Apply to the C-Prize today.
How do I apply?
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 C-Prize.  Application deadline has been extended to November 15, 2019.   Apply here.
Where can I learn more?
Come to the launch of the 2019 C-Prize on Thursday, September 5th at 7 pm at the DeBartolo Center, Room 102.  Notre Dame ’88 alumni and C-Prize founder Chris Vargas will give a talk on ‘How to Change the World (...before you graduate)'.  Chris is a Silicon Valley private investor and the Founder/CxO of five startups.  He will share stories about ND student teams currently working with non-profits in Columbia, Kenya, Mozambique, Honduras, and North America.  Last year’s C-prize winner, Ralph Moran, will also share his team’s solution to help protect Marine Wildlife at Roatan Marine Park Honduras, and their trip to the Honduras this Summer where they deployed their solution.  Chris will wrap up the hour with a discussion about the C-prize and answer any questions.
Event sponsored by the Notre Dame App Club.