Innovation & Career Events

Big Bang! Workshop | Define and Validate Your Business Model

DateThursday, January 14, 2021 | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

UC Davis Big Bang! workshops help aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs launch their journey. Start with an idea—end with a business.

Register here.

Define and Validate Your Business Model

With Tim Keller, winner of the 2008 Big Bang! | Founder and Executive Director, Inventopia

A new venture’s business model defines how it brings together available technology, market and business opportunities, as well as how it plans to make money (and how much).

Prior to the workshop

View video (45 minutes) >

Note: We are offering this workshop on Zoom. Your registration confirmation email will include the link to attend as well as a link to watch the pre-workshop video.

Innovate online

We will start with a brief review of the information covered in the pre-workshop video. Most of our time will be devoted to hands-on, small group activities in breakout rooms to help you start to define and validate your business model.

Zoom in ready to engage and grow through discussions, collaborative activities, and the energy and experience of meeting fellow innovators from across the UC Davis campus and throughout California.

Why you should attend

Big Bang! workshops teach the knowledge and skills needed to move from concept to company—and to effectively compete in the annual UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition.

Even if you don’t wish to become an entrepreneur, the leadership skills you learn through Big Bang! will translate into whatever career path you chose. You'll learn to:

  • Solve complex problems
  • Be a part of and effectively lead cross-functional and cross-cultural teams
  • Make connections and build your network
  • Thrive in an uncertain environment—critical in these COVID-19 times

Other opportunities

Click here to learn about other Big Bang! workshops.

Click here to learn about the Big Bang! Business Competition.

Click here to register for the 1.26.21 Big Bang! and Little Bang! Connections, a biweekly 30-minute gathering to hear from past Big Bang! winners and other emerging entrepreneurs—and to connect with other #AggieInnovators.

Click here to learn about the Little Bang! Poster Competitions

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