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Big Bang! Workshop: Define and Validate Your Business Model

January 17, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Define and Validate Your Business Model

A new venture’s business model defines how it brings together available technology, market and business opportunities, as well as how the business plans to make money (and how much). This workshop covers basic business models and provides hands-on instruction on how to evaluate the best model for your business.

Livestreaming

Big Bang! Workshop: Idea to Reality: Business Boot Camp/Enrich Your Pitch

February 7, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Idea to Reality: Business Bootcamp

Attend the bootcamp for the inside scoop on making the leap from idea to business, validating a problem and solution, and identifying a market and customer. You'll leave with a toolset and clear perspective on how to build an effective, appropriate and viable plan and strategy to business.

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Big Bang! Workshop: Pitching Like a Pro: Presenting Your Startup Slide Deck

March 7, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Pitching Like a Pro: Presenting Your Startup Slide Deck + Past Big Bang! Winners Pitch

Come learn how to pitch your idea in a more compelling way. Whether you are starting a business, building a nonprofit or presenting a new idea to your boss, this workshop will provide you with a set of tools to effectively pitch like a pro.Past Big Bang! winners will show you how it is done by presenting their startup.This is a great opportunity to watch a live pitch presentation and ask questions.

Meet Presenter Monique Brown | I/O Labs

Big Bang! Workshop: Making the Leap: Moving from Idea to Business

November 8, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Making the Leap: Moving from Idea to Business

Moving your potential business idea from concept to reality requires planning, cheap tools and a strong network. Develop a foundation for thinking about how to move your idea forward and the tools to do so effectively.

Livestreaming

Can't make the workshop in person? We will be livestreaming, and encourage you to hold a viewing party. Visit https://livestream.com/UCDavis/BigBangLaunch2018.

Big Bang! Workshop: Define the Customer and Market + Customer Calls

January 31, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Define the Customer and Market + Customer Calls

Understanding the needs of your customer is one of the most important first steps in any new venture. Learn to identify your market segment and customers, and evaluate whether (and how much) those customers value your product, service or business solution. This session will help you develop questions to ask a potential customer in order to better validate your market, competitors and customers. You will be able to observe a real-time customer call in action.

Livestreaming

Big Bang! Workshop: Developing Your Startup Slide Deck

February 28, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Developing Your Startup Slide Deck

Learn how to develop a compelling business plan/slide deck to convey your idea. You can then use this presentation when pitching your venture to potential team members, investors and stakeholders.

Livestreaming

Can't make the workshop in person? We will be livestreaming, and encourage you to hold a watch party. Click here to watch and participate >

Meet Our Presenter: Ben Wang | NeVap Inc.

Big Bang! Workshop: Starting Something That Matters + Networking Mixer

November 1, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Starting Something That Matters + Networking Mixer

This first workshop in our Big Bang! workshop series introduces the most important skill any innovator or entrepreneur needs: the ability to build a network around your business idea. There will also be a presentation and activity on crafting your elevator pitch.

Following the workshop is a brief Little Bang! Poster Competition information session. The evening concludes with a networking mixer where you will have the opportunity to find team members or join a team.

Big Bang! Workshop: Intellectual Property

April 11, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) may be the first tangible asset you have to give value to a new venture. Whether you plan to develop a business around your research or license your technology, you will need to decide how and when to protect your intellectual property.

Livestreaming

Can't make the workshop in person? We will be livestreaming, and encourage you to hold a watch party. Visit https://livestream.com/UCDavis/BigBangLaunch2018.

2018/19 Big Bang! Launch

October 25, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as we launch our 2018/19 Big Bang! Business Competition

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

Featuring local athlete, author, entrepreneur and keynote speaker Sally Edwards.

Passion + Purpose: From Athlete to Entrepreneur

Big Bang! Workshop: Show Me the Money: Funding + Financials

February 13, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Show Me the Money: Presenting Financials

What do potential investors want to see? Learn to forecast and present your financials in a way that effectively demonstrates your understanding of the market and the value of your venture.

Livestreaming

Can't make the workshop in person? We will be livestreaming, and encourage you to hold a viewing party. Visit https://livestream.com/UCDavis/BigBangLaunch2018.

About the Big Bang! Business Competition

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