Thirty-five undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty from UC Davis and industry participated in the 2015 Ag Innovation Entrepreneurship Academy, held April 21-23. This intensive business development program is offered to scientists and engineers who want to identify, design and validate business opportunities for their research.
Ignite 2015 Photo Gallery
13 Silicon Valley company visits, 11 on-campus CEO talks, 75 students. The energy was electric.
The annual Ignite conference provides MBA and graduate science and engineering students with a chance to meet and learn from some of the most successful and up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. The event was hosted by the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
Forty-five UC Davis faculty, students and researchers participated in our Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy, July 9-11, 2014. The academy was jointly sponsored by the UC Davis School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, College of Engineering, Office of Research, and the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Our first Bay Area event, Innovation at the Edge, was dedicated to breakthroughs—with inspiring stories of innovators and entrepreneurs in the UC Davis community. The event was held in the amazing Autodesk Gallery in downtown San Francisco.
Graduate School of Management Dean Steven C. Currall and institute founder Andrew Hargadon discussed insights from their work showing the importance of networks of support to aspiring entrepreneurs.
UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition Winner Lands $350K in Angel Funding
Winners in Medtech, Recycling and Agricultural Development
By Sandy Louey and Tim Akin
UC Davis alumnus Benjamin Wang says winning the UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition this year has been a boon for NeVap, Inc., the medical device startup he founded that has patented a potentially life-saving device that prevents hospital-acquired infections.
The annual Ignite conference provides MBA and graduate science and engineering students with a chance to meet and learn from some of the most successful and up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the Bay Area.
The 2013 Awards Ceremony took place on May 16 at the UC Davis Conference Center. ViVita Technologies took home 1st place and the People’s Choice Award. Davis Chem took home second place.