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The Edith O' Donnell Arts and Technology Building

800 W Campbell Rd

Richardson, TX 75080

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The Big Idea Competition (BIC) is hosted annually by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas. This Shark Tank-styled competition brings undergraduate and graduate students together from all disciplines to pitch the most innovative startups and ideas in front of their peers and a panel of esteemed judges for cash and scholarship awards.

The BIC is one of the most celebrated nights of entrepreneurship in North Texas and recognizes the entrepreneurial progress of UT Dallas students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

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Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, technologist, investor and impact leader. She co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and has led the organization as founding CEO. She was named one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 People Changing the World,” Forbes “30 Under 30 – Social Entrepreneurs” and a Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator. She is a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council and has been featured in multiple publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Elle, Glamour, Town and Country, The Edit, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and others.

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The Edith O' Donnell Arts and Technology Building

800 W Campbell Rd

Richardson, TX 75080

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