View workshops and events for the 2017/18 Big Bang!
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Big Bang! Workshops and Events

These workshops and events offer great opportunities to network as you learn how to move your idea towards a viable business and/or to effectively compete in the Big Bang! Business Competition.

Workshops are presented by leading business and investment community members and include the opportunity to ask questions and engage in hands-on activities. All workshops and events are free and open to the public. 

Printable: 2017/18 Big Bang! Events + Competition Deadlines

The 2017/18 Big Bang! concluded on May 24, 2018, with our Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony. After the top five teams presented their ventures, we announced the competition’s winners in all categories. This year the Big Bang! gave a record $112,000 in cash prizes. Read more >

2017/18 BIG BANG! WORKSHOPS

November 1: Starting Something That Matters
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Printable: Elevator Pitch Worksheet  |  Elevator Pitch Worksheet  |  Workshop Slideshow

November 8: Making the Leap—Moving from Idea to Business
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Printable: Eat Right Case  |  Workshop Slideshow

November 15: Defining the Problem and Solution
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Printable: Workshop Slideshow

December 6: Write to Win—Developing Your Executive Summary
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Printable: Workshop Slideshow

January 17: Define and Validate Your Business Model
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Printable: Workshop Slideshow

January 31: Define Your Customer and the Market + Customer Calls
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Printable: Workshop Slideshow

February 7: Show Me the Money: Projecting + Presenting Financials
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Printable: Workshop Slideshow

February 15: Idea to Reality: Business Boot Camp
No on-demand video recording available.

February 28: Developing Your Startup Slide Deck
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Printable: Workshop Slideshow

March 7: Pitching like a Pro—Presenting Your Startup Slide Deck + Past BB! Winners Pitch
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Printable: Workshop Slideshow

April 11: Intellectual Property
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