UC Davis Big Bang! Business Plan Competition 2012


Registration deadline



Competition Organizer

UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Management

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

At least one active team member must have a UC Davis affiliation.  The member can be a current student, alumnus/a, faculty or staff member.

The contest is also open to qualifying teams from the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy and finalists from the Sacramento State University Global Entrepreneuship Week Pitch Competition.

Important Dates

Teams must register by February 15, 2012. Business summaries are due on February 22, 2012. All semifinalist teams must submit full business plans by April 27, 2012. The final round of competition will take place on May 24, 2012.

Competition Prizes

Prize money totaling $75,000 will be given out. 

New this year, three Med Tech companies will be presented with $15,000 grants.

Other Info

Big Bang! provides a year round forum in which UC Davis students, alumni, staff and faculty can collaborate to develop and test their business vision and plans. The competition provides a network of resources for mentorship, team creation, education, networking and financing for these aspiring entrepreneurs.