Learn about different methods of funding for your business idea. Private investors? Venture capitalists? Crowdfunding? Pre-sales? Corporate sponsors? Bank loans? Factoring? Grant funding? Friends and family? Learn what works best for various endeavors and the pros and cons of each. 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.
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.
Hosted by the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Big Bang! is the largest annual business competition in the Sacramento region.
This event is free but registration is requested. To register, click here.