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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

Select workshops will be livestreamed online.

PAST 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
Presented by David Richardson, DLA Piper
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COMING EVENTS

May 2018

Thursday, May 24: Big Bang! / Little Bang! Poster Competition – Session 3
2:30-4:30 p.m., Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Alpha Gamma Rho Hall

Join us—as either a participant or attendee—to preview the latest innovations at these pitch and poster competitions. Present a poster and 90-second pitch to our panel of independent judges for a chance to win prize money. Big Bang! poster competition details forthcoming.

Little Bang! is designed to help currently enrolled UC Davis students define their business idea and communicate it concisely using a poster. Session 3 is final in a series of three poster competitions intended to promote business ideas where university intellectual property is not a primary driver. Prize money increases as the series progresses. Read more.

Thursday, May 24: Big Bang! Finalist Presentations + Awards Ceremony
Networking Mixer 5–6 p.m. | Program 6–9 p.m.
Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Alpha Gamma Rho Hall
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The top five Big Bang! finalists will present their presentations at the final awards ceremony. We will announce the competition winners in all categories. Audience members will vote for the People’s Choice Award winner.