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Big Bang! Business Competition Sponsor Opportunities
2016/17

The following sponsorship levels are available. In addition to the visibility, identity and exposure benefits outlined below, your sponsorship contribution to the UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition benefits you and your organization in the following ways:

  • Access to the UC Davis Community
  • Connect with the faculty and students within the UC Davis research community and utilize the contacts and resources.
  • Network with top investors and business executives
  • Meet potential valuable contacts in the venture capital industry and corporate world from Sacramento, the Central Valley and the Silicon Valley.
  • Exposure to top students and alumni at UC Davis
  • Meet, inspire and recruit the most dynamic students and alumni from UC Davis.
  • Contribute to social and economic development of the region
  • Support and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit at the university and help to accelerate the process of company formation originating from UC Davis.

To discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Cleveland Justis, executive director or Leigh Ann Hartman, executive director of development and corporate relations.

2016/17 Big Bang! Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor ($10,000+)

  • Recognition as a marquee sponsor. Two options available:
  1. Recognition as sponsor of the Kickoff OR the Final Presentations + Awards Ceremony. Corporate representative invited to speak at event.
  2. Recognition as a sponsor of the 1st place prize or special category prize. Categories may include Biomedical, Food and Agriculture, or Water/Energy Efficiency. Corporate representative presents prize on stage to winner.
  • Priority invitation to present at a contest workshop.
  • Invitation to judge business summary round (online) and the final presentations (live).
  • Access to all semi-finalist business summaries.
  • Affiliation as a Graduate School of Management Business Partner (special event invitations and recognition)

Gold Sponsor ($5,000-$9,999)

  • Recognition as a sponsor of the Big Bang! 2nd Place, People’s Choice or special category prize (if available).
  • Priority invitation to present at a contest workshop.
  • Recognition as sponsor throughout the competition.
  • Invitation to judge business summary round (online) and the final presentations (live).
  • Access to all semi-finalist business summaries.
  • Affiliation as a Graduate School of Management Business Partner (special event invitations and recognition).

Silver Sponsor   ($2,500-$4,999)  

  • Invitation to judge the elevator pitch presentations (live)
  • Access to all semi-finalist business summaries.
  • Affiliation as a Graduate School of Management Business Partner (special event invitations and recognition)

Bronze Sponsor ($1,000-$2,499) + All Sponsor Levels

  • Invitation to judge elevator pitch + idea concept round (online).
  • Recognition as an institute sponsor at all Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship events, including logo featured on website.
  • Logo placement in contest materials and on Big Bang! website
  • Invitation to approximately 15 Big Bang! events between October and May.

In-Kind Sponsor (Varies)   

  • In-kind sponsorships are also needed and recognized as competition gifts. Please contact us for more information.

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