Growing as an Aggie Innovator

Most of the time, small things are overlooked and go unnoticed.

People assume that it is just one small item. How much harm can it really do? 

When our group came together in a biodesign class, we wanted to bring attention to small things everyone uses—such as bandages, which millions of people use and that can add up to have a negative impact on the environment. Our product, Biobandage, is a 100% plastic-free, kombucha-based bandage designed to help heal wounds faster than traditional adhesive bandages. Biobandage uses kombucha’s byproduct, bacterial cellulose.

Empowering Communities in Little Bang! Poster Competition

Empowering Communities in Little Bang! Poster Competition JusCheckIt is developing an easy-to-use search engine that helps people understand their basic legal rights, the laws and the legal process, and provides access to legal representation.

JusCheckIt’s concept and team has been in development for the last six months, with our focus being toward defining our core market and evaluating potential long-term revenue streams. Over the course of the next year, we plan to compete in the full slate of Little Bang! and Big Bang!

Little Bang! Helps Rideshare App Move Forward

UC Davis Students, Alum Win Poster Competition Award Blog by Team Hitcher

Hitcher is a community-oriented ridesharing app that helps connect city dwellers and local communities to coordinate transportation for day-to-day errands and commutes.

Sorbit Succeeds in Little Bang! Poster Competition

Note: Economics and design double-major undergraduate Julie Xu wrote this blog about team Sorbit’s entrepreneurial experiences in 2018. Sorbit won a $250 competition award and a 500 Venture Well / TEAM BioInnovation award in the November 2018 Little Bang! Poster Competition: Session 1. Xu is also a 2018/19 EQUIP scholar.


Congratulations, 2020 Big Bang! Finalists

113 teams—representing 315 aspiring entrepreneurs—entered the 20th annual UC Davis business  competition, the greatest number in Big Bang! history. The competition drew teams from across UC Davis, as well as from the Sacramento region and throughout California, the U.S. and the world.


Our 20th annual Big Bang! will award $100,000 in prize money at the awards show, this year taking place online via Facebook Live.