How to Apply

September 25, 2020 - please apply at bigideas.kontess.com

Pitch your big idea and win $1000 to make it happen! The first 25 applicants get in. Applicant 26 and higher are placed on a waiting list in the order of submission.

Winners must be undergraduates for the duration of the Big iDeas Pitch phase, from contest to Demo Fair Day on Friday Feb 14, 2020.

Review & complete:


WINNERS

You'll have until February and up to $1,000 to build your prototype or pilot with the support of SMU's Big iDeas team. You'll have 24/7 access to the Incubator@SMU in suite 700 of Expressway Tower.

Please see this document for guidelines about reimbursements.

Questions?

Drop us a note at bigideas@smu.edu.

February 19, 2021

  • Time/Place TBD 

Review & complete:

Submit application by Feb 15, 2021 at 11:59pm


WINNERS

You'll have one year and $5,000 to build your startup with the help & support of SMU's Big iDeas team. You'll have 24/7 access to the Incubator@SMU in suite 700 of Expressway Tower.

Award Reimbursements requests are due before the date that you graduate from SMU. Please see this document for guidelines.

Questions?

Drop us a note at bigideas@smu.edu.

Big iDeas Dates and Deadlines

2020 BIG IDEAS PITCH CONTEST

Aug. 25 - Sept. 16

Apply to Big iDeas during annual application cycle - by 11:59pm.

Sept. 25 

Big iDeas Pitch Contest winners announced

OCT- JAN

Build prototype or pilot project over next 3 months. 
May also choose to develop big idea as a business plan.

FEB 19

Present results at Demo Day fair. Stop or continue to Big iDeas Business Plan.

2021 BIG IDEAS BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

FEB 15

Apply to Big iDeas Business Plan Competition by 11:59 pm on this date.

FEB 19

Pitch Big iDeas Business Plan for $5000 and one year to launch business.

FEB this year to JAN next year

Launch business with $5000 in start-up funds.

Early Spring Semester 2022

Present results at next year's Demo Day fair. Stop or compete for continued funding in the next Big iDeas Business Plan Competition.