MBA and Ph.D. Candidates Bring Healthcare Innovation to Market

There is no better learning than through experience. 

I learned this lesson firsthand in the 2022 Big Bang! Business Competition. Even with my background as an MBA student, I felt that I had to push past my comfort zone to perform in ways I’d never done before.

It’s one thing to hear or learn about an executive summary, customer call or investor pitch presentation. It’s quite another to try to do it well on the first try.

Meet Our 2023 Big Bang! Finalists

The 23rd annual UC Davis business competition drew students and alumni from across campus, as well as from colleges and universities throughout California.

The 2023 Big Bang Business Competition's 17 finalist teams all have a co-founder affiliated with an institution of higher education in California. This year UC Davis, UCLA, Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo and the University of Southern California are represented.

From Student to Founder

Cameron Gallad shares key takeaways gained at the TechChrunch Early Stage conference: Being an entrepreneur requires a new perspective—it changes how you think about business.

Startups Make a Splash at Big Bang!

The UC Davis campus is always full of fresh ideas, but innovation was at an especially high pitch last Thursday during the 22nd annual Big Bang! Business Competition awards ceremony. Held in person for the first time since 2019, the ceremony presented over $100,000 in prize money and in-kind awards to early-stage startups in the food and agriculture, health, energy/sustainability, and social enterprise sectors.