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20th Annual Big Bang! Business Competition Launch

UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

20th Annual Big Bang! Business Competition Launch

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Join the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as we launch our

 

20th Annual Big Bang! Business Competition

 

Networking Mixer 5:30 p.m. | Program 6:15 p.m.

John Bissell

Featuring a fireside chat with John Bissell

John Bissell is founder and CEO of Origin Materials (West Sacramento, Calif., and Sarnia, Ontario). Origin makes plastic from biomass — that is, from renewable sources, rather than fossil fuels — and is working to industrialize a new material basis for the chemical industry that is built on technology that’s both sustainable and restorative. Partners include PepsiCo, Danone and Nestlé. John graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in chemical engineering; he attended the 2008 Great Technology Entrepreneurship Academy.

 

The Big Bang! provides free workshops from October to April, and concludes with pitches from our finalists at an awards ceremony in May. It's the largest annual business competition in the Sacramento region.

 

The competition is open to everyone and provides a forum for students, faculty, university staff and the public to collaborate, develop and test business ideas. You'll find resources for mentorship, team creation, education and networking. Last year the Big Bang! awarded more than $112,000 in prizes. Come to the launch to hear about:

  • How to enter the competition

  • New prize offerings

  • Our menu of workshops, offered in-person, livestreamed and on-demand

  • The Little Bang! Poster Competition

Don't miss this opportunity to meet other aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs, share ideas, meet past winners, learn about the competition and form teams.

 

The Big Bang! is presented by the Mike and Renee Child Insitute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Davis.

 

Learn more about the Big Bang! Business Competition

 

This event is free but registration is requested.

Have questions about 20th Annual Big Bang! Business Competition Launch? Contact UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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UC Davis Alumni Center
530 Alumni Lane
UC Davis
Davis, CA 95616

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)


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