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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.

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Calendar

SEP 9         From ideation to innovation -
CUBE Friday Workshop 3pm
SEP 16        Practice pitching with peers and mentors -
CUBE Friday Workshop 3pm

SEP 19

APPLICATIONS DUE
for Pitch Contest

SEP 23        Big iDeas PITCH -
Hughes-Trigg Forum 2-5pm
SEP 30        Proof of concept - make your idea feasible -
CUBE Friday Workshop 3pm

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University Curriculum Credit 

The CUBE

The CUBE is SMU's entrepreneurship inCUBEator, run by students for students.

The CUBE is where ideas happen, teams ideate and create. It has furnished studio space and break-out rooms.

CUBE Fridays are recurring workshop events to help students on their journey from idea to innovation to entrepreneur-land. The events include mini-workshops, crash courses 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 BigiDeas@smu.edu for more information.