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 HOME
The CUBE (opens Sep 2014)
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 open:
- Monday - Thursday, 3 - 9 pm
- Friday, 1 - 5 pm
(other times upon request)
Bring your valid SMU ID needed for entry at all times. For entry into Expressway Tower after 7 pm, call 214-768-4788 to be met at the door.
CUBE Fridays (begins Oct 2014)
Coming soon, CUBE Fridays is a recurring event with mini-workshops, talks, and other resources for students working on Big iDeas, CGI U, Engaged Learning and other creative community projects.
Stay tuned for more information.