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Little Bang! Pitch + Poster Competition

Students! The Little Bang! Pitch + Poster Competition is an entry-level event—no business experience is necessary. Start your entrepreneurial journey today.

Winter 2024 Little Bang! Pitch + Poster Competition | 02.01.24

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Grow your venture.

Join the UC Davis StartupTree community to learn about events, competitions, resources and programs on campus and beyond to help you launch your entrepreneurial journey and grow your venture.

Launch your future

The Little Bang! will help you define your business idea and communicate it concisely on a poster. This competition is open to all currently enrolled students at the high school, community college, undergraduate or graduate level.

Test the impact of your pitch during our Enrich Your Pitch Mentoring Session | 01.18.24   Enrich Your Pitch Mentoring Session

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I learned that it takes creativity, novelty and motivation to develop a business idea and pitch it to others. The competition taught me the importance of feedback and revision in the initial stages of any startup.

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Remember Me won a Global Sustainability and Social Innovation Award in the May 2022 Little Bang! competition. Blackstone LaunchPad sponsored the award.
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Spotlight | Caregiva

Caregivers can face a dearth of resources and community.

Undergraduates Nishi Bhagat and Nikhita Toleti have a solution. Their Caregiva app won $1,500 in the November 2022 Little Bang!

Read their blog >

Compete for Cash Prizes!

The winter 2024 Little Bang! Pitch + Poster Competition will award up to $12,500 in prizes.

  • Up to 12 $1,000 awards
  • One $500 People's Choice Award

Thank You, Little Bang! Sponsors

Program funding for the Little Bang! Pitch + Poster Competitions is generously provided by Barry and Lynda Keller and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.


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Contact Little Bang! Program Manager Jullianne Ballou