Entrepreneurship Event

2016/17 Big Bang! Business Competition Kickoff
Featuring Google's Director of Global Partnerships, Jason Washing

Kick off the 2016/17 Big Bang! Business Competition with an on-stage interview with Google’s Director of Global Partnerships, Jason Washing, to discuss global trends affecting innovation and entrepreneurship.

Networking 6:30 p.m. | Main Program 7:15 p.m.
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Let’s kick off another successful year of the Big Bang! Business Competition. We’ll start the evening networking over drinks and appetizers, then move on to the on-stage interview with additional networking to follow. 

About Jason Washing – Director of Global Partnerships, Google

As director of global partnerships, Jason Washing leads a senior team of partner-managers who work exclusively with Google’s largest publishing partners to ensure optimal use of Google products to drive maximum revenue and profitability. Washing joined Google in 2008 after it acquired DoubleClick, where he served as vice president of strategic accounts. He has served on the founding and early teams of numerous technology startups. A sought-after leader and speaker on global business and entrepreneurship trends, Washing sets himself apart through his deep customer focus, his authentic interpersonal style and his inspirational leadership.

About the Big Bang! Business Competition

The annual Big Bang! Business Competition starts with a bang! each October, provides workshops through fall and spring, and concludes with pitches from our finalists at an exciting awards ceremony in May.

The competition provides a forum for students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community to collaborate, develop and test business ideas. You’ll find resources for mentorship, team creation, education, networking and financing⏤and the winners receive cash prizes! Come to the kickoff to hear what’s new this year, including:

  • New prize offerings
  • Expanded and improved workshops
  • Poster competition for early prize money
  • Competition now open to the public

Participating in the Big Bang! Business Competition provides a rich immersion in starting your business venture. But…you don’t have to compete to attend our free workshops and build your entrepreneurial skills and network. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet other aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs, share ideas, meet past winners, learn about the competition and formulate teams. Take the first step in making your idea a reality!

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