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Big iDeas


Do you think BIG?

Do you have big ideas that bring value to society? Are they viable and sustainable?

Want to realize it? Make it happen?

Big iDeas has big bucks for students like you!

Here's how it works


Develop your idea. Form the team you need to make it happen. Submit it to the Big iDeas Pitch Contest or Business Plan competition.

Big iDeas is open to undergraduates of all majors. It involves a founding team with a principal investigator (PI). The PI must be an undergraduate for the duration of the project phase.

What are the Pitch Contest and Business Plan Competition?

Big iDeas Pitch: 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: 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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Engaged Learning Programs

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Calendar


2015

 

Oct 25
Big iDeas pitch ideas due
Oct 30
Big iDeas Pitch Contest
   
2016   
   
Jan 25
Business Plans due 
Jan 29
 
Big iDeas Demo Day, Fair and
Business Plan Competition

 

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The CUBE


The CUBE will reopen Fall 2015

The CUBE is where ideas happen. It is for students and run by students. The CUBE is an idea and small business incubator, with furnished studio space and break-out rooms.


The CUBE is located in Expressway Tower, Suite 600, 6116 N Central Expressway and open anytime upon request as well as during Big iDeas events.

Coming soon: CUBE interactive website! 

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CUBE Fridays


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.

Fall 2016 Line-Up:

Feb 6 Makerspaces
Feb 13 Female Entrepreneurs
Feb 20 Dreamcatcher Happy Hour
Feb 27 Social Entrepreneurship
Mar 20

Intellectual Property,
Trademarks & Copyrights 
Mar 27  Non-Profit Stories
Apr 10  Market Research Tips
Apr 24  Social Media Marketing 

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