Entrepreneurship News and Events
The UC Davis Big Bang! is an annual business competition that calls on students and the public to bring their innovative ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to the bustling college town of Davis, Calif. Participants gain access to valuable resources, seasoned entrepreneurial mentors—and the chance to win big. This year, the prize money is upwards of $90,000 and growing.
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.
2017 Big Bang! Business Competition: Finalists Vie for up to $67,000 in Prizes
Final Presentations + Awards Ceremony — May 25
The five finalist teams in the 2017 UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition will pitch their ventures this Thursday, May 25, at an awards ceremony at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center.
A record 70 teams representing 373 aspiring entrepreneurs participated in the 17th annual competition. The contest provides workshops, mentorship, financing guidance and networking opportunities to accelerate commercialization and advance the startup process, and is open to UC Davis students, faculty, researchers and staff as well as to the public.
News of a record year for startups based on UC Davis research or ideas spun out of the campus. Five of the 14 new company founders participated in entrepreneurship academies at our UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Institute hosted more than 60 researchers from across the UC system at the University of California Entrepreneurship Academy in September.
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“Backing an innovation isn’t a single decision. It’s a web of choices and actions to which everyone in the company must commit,” says Professor Andrew Hargadon, in this thought-provoking article. Hargadon is the founder and faculty director of the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.