We are happy to announce our 2018 Big Bang! Business Competition semifinalists. These 15 teams have been selected from the 62 teams—representing more than 250 aspiring entrepreneurs—that participated in this year’s contest. They will compete in the semifinals May 16.
WHAT IS THE BIG BANG! BUSINESS COMPETITION?
“I have started to change my view of what I am capable of—not only in terms of how my scientific skills are transferable to different industries, but also in simply thinking, ‘If I felt like it was the right path, I think I could be an entrepreneur.’ This fundamentally alters how I view my professional future and my options outside of academia.”
—Grace Ha, Ph.D. Candidate in Marine Ecology
Conference Ignites a Passion for Business, One Startup at a Time
If you want to go far, you must go with others
The annual Ignite Conference brings together students, CEOs and business leaders—and attendees get to see concepts learned during class in action. Over the course of four days in March, I toured four amazing companies, listened to thought-provoking talks from industry leaders and created connections that will last long past Ignite.
Little Bang! Poster Competition Launches Students’ Entrepreneurial Journeys
18 teams receive $500 microgrants in first of three competitions
Thirty teams of UC Davis students from across the academic spectrum tested out their business ideas on December 7, 2017, in the first of three Little Bang! Poster Competitions.
Biomedical, Food/Ag and Social Enterprise Innovations Make a Big Bang!
Promising startups showcase ventures in UC Davis business competition
Medical device startup Raydiant Oximetry Inc., maker of a fetal pulse oximeter that keeps mothers and babies safe during childbirth, won the $10,000 first prize in the 17th annual UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition on Thursday, May 25.
More than 75 innovative MBA and Ph.D. students from various top-level business programs met with some of the most successful and up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and other hubs of innovation and entrepreneurship on March 10, 2017.