Big Bang! Winner: Top 100 Female Founder

Kellan Hays, 2014 Big Bang! winner and UC Davis alumna, has been named one of Inc. Magazine’s top 100 female founders. Hays co-founded Good Nature Agro, a social enterprise that helps farmers transition to higher-value crops and connects them with buyers to move the farmers from poverty to the middle-class. Read the profile >

Pair Anything Brings High-Tech Tool to Wineries

The Sacramento Bee spoke with UC Davis alumna Christy Serrato, CEO and founder of Pair Anything, a Davis-based customer engagement platform for next-generation wine consumers that is digitally transforming the $70 billion wine industry. Pair Anything is a 2019 Big Bang! Business Competition winner. This article is part of a series featuring AAPI businesswomen in Sacramento and the broader California region. Read the article >

Launch your Entrepreneurship Journey with a Big Bang!

UC Davis MBA student Samantha Contreras came to campus with one mission in mind: to transform industries. The Big Bang! Business Competition gave her the opportunity to help prepare PairAnything Inc. for success in the billion dollar wine industry. “As an aspiring entrepreneur, I put together a plan to strategically position myself for a key role in a growing startup”. Read the article >

Innovations in Food Sweep 2015 Big Bang! Business Competition

Scrumpt, a startup that delivers low-cost, healthy lunches and nutritious snacks via mail to elementary school children, took the $10,000 first prize in the 2015 Big Bang! Business Competition during the Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony at the UC Davis Conference Center this evening.

Five finalists—out of more than 50 teams in this year’s competition—pitched their ventures to the audience before prizes were announced.

Many of the ventures focus on innovations in food delivery—the how, what and when we eat for optimal nutrition and minimal waste.