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Big iDeas

Do you think BIG? 

Do your ideas bring value to society?
Are they viable and sustainable?
Can you make them happen?

Big iDeas has contests and big bucks for students like you!

Who's it for?

Big iDeas is for undergraduates of all majors and all GPAs.

Students work in teams and one member is the principal investigator (PI). The PI must be a SMU undergraduate for the duration of the funding phase.

Here's how it works

Develop your idea. Form the team you need to make it happen. Submit your idea to a Big iDeas contest. Pitch it. Win money. Make it happen.

What are Big iDeas contests?

Big iDeas Pitch Contest: Get your idea off the ground. Pitch it for a chance at $1000 seed money and three months to build a prototype or pilot program.
Big iDeas Business Plan Competition: Turn your prototype or pilot into a business plan. Pitch it to a panel of business experts for $5000 and one year to get it started.





University Curriculum Credit 


The CUBE, in suite 600 of Expressway Tower, is SMU's entrepreneurship inCUBEator, run by students for students.

The CUBE is where ideas happen. Teams come together to think big, create, innovate, make things, and learn how to turn them into businesses. It has furnished studio, co-working & break-out classroom spaces.

CUBE Fridays are cool events for anyone on their journey from idea to innovation to entrepreneur-land. The events include mini-workshops, crash courses, pitch parties, and access to experts in the field.

CUBE Student Group

To get more involved with the CUBE, share your interests and skill set with like-minded students, and be a part of the vibe, join the CUBE student group. 

CUBE Location

The CUBE is housed in Expressway Tower, Suite 600, 6116 N Central Expressway and open anytime upon request. Contact for more information.