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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 8:30 PM (PDT)

20th Annual Big Bang! Business Competition Launch

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Big Bang! Launch 2d 15h 13m Free  

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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 the CEO and co-founder of Origin Materials, a material technology company that makes it possible to turn atmospheric carbon, sequestered in biomass, into everyday things, including carbon-negative textiles, recyclable plastic, tires and more. John's expertise is organizing and managing R&D, engineering and business development in the chemical industry. He also has technical expertise in chemical engineering, chemical process development, process economic modeling, and technological due diligence related to chemicals and materials. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from UC Davis.

 

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 Big Bang! Business Competition

  • This year's prizes

  • 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.

 

This event is free but registration is requested.

 

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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

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 8:30 PM (PDT)


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