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Big Ideas is an early-stage, student-led, innovation contest that connects students with the mentorship, training, and resources needed to successfully conceptualize, deploy, and scale their social ventures. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the Contest awards up to $300,000 in prizes annually.

Since its founding in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired over 2,000 student-led projects aimed at solving the world’s most pressing problems.

This year’s categories:

Students receive:

  • Up to $10,000 per team
  • Feedback from industry experts
  • Access to training workshops
  • Networking & team building events
  • One-on-one mentorship for finalists
  • Recognition and exposure

Online pre-proposal submissions are due November 14, 2018 at 12 pm PT.


Learn more at the Big Ideas information sessions!
Wednesday, September 12 & 26 | 6 pm | B100 Blum Hall

Wondering if your idea is a good fit for the Big Ideas? Speak with a Big Ideas advisorSee past winning project teams on the Big Ideas website.


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