Do you think BIG? Looking for a chance to show your innovative or entrepreneurial side?
Big iDeas has big bucks for students like you!
Do you have a big idea that brings value to society, is viable and sustainable?
Big iDeas will help you realize it.
Here's how it works
Big iDeas is open to undergraduates of all majors, willing to work in teams. It involves a founding team with a principal investigator (PI). The PI must be an undergraduate for the duration of the project phase.
Big iDeas has three phases:
Phase 1 - Big iDeas
: Get your idea off the ground. Pitch it for a chance at seed money to build a prototype or pilot program.
Phase 2 - Big iDeas Business Plan
: Turn your prototype or pilot into a business plan. Pitch it to a panel of business experts for serious money to get it started.
Phase 3 - Big iDeas Business Plan, Continued
: Get additional funding. Pitch a refined business plan that shows growth, sustainability and impact.
VIEW BIG IDEAS MISSION
Engaged Learning Programs
ENGAGED LEARNING HOME
Bring your ideas! Bring your plans!
The CUBE is an idea and small business incubator, with a furnished creativity studio space, break-out rooms and wifi.
Bring your laptops!
The CUBE is located in Expressway Tower, Suite 600, 6116 N Central Expressway and is open anytime upon request as well as at designated times during which the current Big iDeas teams host office hours. Feel free to drop by if you want to gain some insight from any of them.
The schedule of office hours is:
- Monday 6-8 pm (Helpple)
- Tuesday 3-4 pm (Beyond)
- Wednesday 5-7 pm (BioLum)
- Thursday 2-4 pm (Out & About/Beyond)
- Any other time upon request
Valid SMU ID needed for entry at all times.
CUBE Fridays are a recurring events with mini-workshops, talks, and other resources for students working on Big iDeas, CGI U, Engaged Learning and other creative community projects.
Spring 2015 Line-Up:
||Dreamcatcher Happy Hour
Trademarks & Copyrights
||Market Research Tips
||Social Media Marketing