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

by UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Back Event Mar 7, 2019 @ 6 pm

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

Monique Brown has over 20 years of experience working alongside creative leaders to capture their visions and design strategic plans to bring them to life. She adds the most value when developing partnerships, building networks and executing on projects, programs and events. She is happiest when positively impacting her team, company and community.

Brown is the Sacramento iHub director and Strategic Advisor for I/O Labs. She previously worked at Impact Venture Capital overseeing the growth and development of the Entrepreneurs Campus and Showcase activities and supporting the building and deepening of strategic relationships with corporate, foundation and government partners. Outside of work, Brown enjoys “reinventing philanthropy” with her fellow board members and partners at Social Venture Partners of Sacramento. But most of all, she enjoys hanging out with her five daughters and their two cats!


Can’t make the workshop in person? We will be livestreaming, and encourage you to hold a watch party. Visit

About the Big Bang! Business Competition

The annual UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition provides free workshops and other events from October through April and concludes with pitches from five finalist teams at an awards ceremony in May.

The competition is open to everyone and provides a forum for college and university students, faculty, staff and the the public to collaborate, develop and test business ideas. You’ll find resources for mentorship, team creation, education and networking — and the winners receive cash prizes!

Participating in the Big Bang! provides a rich immersion in starting your business venture. But…you don’t have to compete to attend our workshops and build your entrepreneurial skills and network.

Learn more about the Big Bang!

Hosted by the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Big Bang! is the largest annual business competition in the Sacramento region.

For more information, click here