Entrepreneurship News and Events
Big Bang! Kicks Off
Changing the World, One Startup at a Time
Matt Flannery, co-founder, Kiva.org and founder, Branch International
"We can make a lot of progress for the world and in our personal lives through this vessel of social good.”
More than 100 aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs—students, faculty, researchers and staff from the UC Davis campus and beyond—joined with Davis and Sacramento area business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors at the 15th annual UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition Kickoff on October 27.
The UC Davis mother and daughter team of Scrumpt, this year’s Big Bang! Business Competition winner, pitched their startup at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2015, one of 25 finalists from a field of more than 2,000. A food sector innovator, Scrumpt helps busy parents who want an easier way to pack a healthy school lunch.
Food and Ag Innovations Sweep 2015 Big Bang! Business Competition, $40K awarded
Scrumpt's healthy lunches service lands $10,000 first prize.
Five finalists—out of more than 50 teams in this year’s competition—pitched their ventures to the audience before prizes were announced.
A team of our Business Development Fellows, UC Davis MBAs and their Zambian colleagues has built a company around simple technologies and practices that help farmers to avoid losses and grow more crops. Zasaka has taken off since winning both the People’s Choice award and the Ag and Food Innovation prize in last year’s Big Bang! Business Competition
Big Bang! Business Competition: Finalists Primed to Start Something Big
Annual Presentations and Awards Ceremony, May 21
The five finalist teams in the 2015 UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition will pitch their ventures this Thursday, May 21, at an awards ceremony at the UC Davis Conference Center.
More than 50 teams representing over 150 aspiring entrepreneurs participated in the 15th annual competition. The contest provides workshops, mentorship, financing and networking to accelerate commercialization and advance the startup process, and is open to students, faculty, researchers and staff.
We are happy to announce our 2015 Big Bang! Business Competition semi-finalists.