Program Detail

Big Bang! Workshops + Events
2015/16 Workshops and Resources

The institute’s workshops offer great opportunities to learn how to move your idea into a viable business or nonprofit and/or to compete in the Big Bang! Business Competition.

Workshops are presented by leading business and investment community members and include the opportunity to ask questions and engage in hands-on activities. All workshops and events are free and open to the public. 

For a three-page summary of events and deadlines, please print:
2015/16 BB Events + Deadlines

Past Workshops + Slides

November 5, 2015 - Building the Best Team for Your Startup
November 12, 2015 - Making the Leap
November 19, 2015 - Show Me the Money
December 3, 2015 - Define the Problem + Solution for Your Startup
January 7, 2016 - Defining Your Customer and the Market
January 21, 2016 - Define and Validate Your Business Model
January 28, 2016 - Making the LeapFinance for Big BangDefining the ProblemMarket Validation
February 4, 2016 – Sample pitches: AventealBranBytes 
February 11, 2016 – No slides presented.
February 18, 2016 - Developing Your Startup Slide Deck
March 10, 2016 - Pitching Like a Pro
April 7, 2016 - Presenting Financials
April 21, 2016 - Intellectual Property Workshop

May 2016

Thursday, May 26: Big Bang! Final Presentations + Awards Ceremony
5-8 p.m.
Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Alpha Gamma Rho Hall

The top five Big Bang! finalists will present their presentations at the final awards ceremony. The 1st and 2nd place winners will be announced. Audience members will vote for the People’s Choice Award winner. RSVP >

  • Networking: 5-6 p.m.
  • Final Presentations + Awards Ceremony: 6-8 p.m.