Press Releases

Two former FISH clients named Rhodes Scholars

November 20th, 2016

Congrats to Alexis and Grace for this amazing honor….  

Acumen America headlines Irish Impact V

October 23rd, 2016

Amon Anderson was our keynote at yet another successful Irish Impact conference at Notre Dame.  The theme of an inclusive economy resonated with the attendees.  

Irish Impact Social Entrepreneurship Conference 2015

October 25th, 2015

The fourth annual Irish Impact Social Entrepreneurship Conference will commence on October 29th at the University of Notre Dame.  This year we welcome Andi Phillips from the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group to discuss impact investing.  Once again we will host the Zielsdorf Family Pitch Competition for $10,000 top prize.  Join us!

FISH graduate Green Bridge Growers expands!

October 12th, 2015

GBG has expanded to a new farm south of South Bend where they hope to have 4,000 new square feet of growing space for young adults with autism to generate produce for local businesses….keep up with GBG at

FISH graduate Infiniteach launches new autism app

October 1st, 2015

Infiniteach’s Core Skills app is available for purchase, check out this amazing new start up providing a unique suite of tools for children with autism.  Visit them at

FISH graduate Reading For Life recognized by the White House

July 17th, 2015

Reading For Life was recognized in a white paper published by the White House Council of Economic Advisers for successfully combating juvenile justice recidivism.  Visit this outstanding organization at and support them as they seek to expand their program nationally.

FISH graduate Developlink raises $8,600 in crowdfunding campaign

May 26th, 2015

Developlink successfully raised $8,600 in a crowdfunding campaign to further expand their unique electronic medical record platform for medical missions and local hospitals in Guatemala.  Visit them at

FISH graduate E2E raises $25,000 in crowdfunding campaign

October 26th, 2014

Engineering2Empower successfully raised $25,000 (above its goal of $16,000) to bring their safe home design to the people of Haiti.  E2E was created by staff in the civil engineering department at Notre Dame and worked with FISH to raise funds which will enable them to build their first five prototypes in country.

FISH Client Reading for Life Wins Klau Award

April 20th, 2014

We are so excited to announce that FISH client Reading for Life ( won the Klau Award for Greatest Social Impact at this years McCloskey Business Plan Competition at Notre Dame. Combining ten years of community research with the resources of the FISH social venture incubator and the Gigot Center will not doubt continue to […]

FISH graduate Green Bridge Growers raises +$40,000 in crowdfunding campaign

December 20th, 2013

Green Bridge Growers just wrapped up a robust campaign managed by FISH which will contribute +$40,000 towards capital needed to expand their unique aquaponic model to a large scale production facility.  Visit this awesome social enterprise at