Outdo the Competition!
The 22nd annual Big Bang! Business Competition and Little Bang! Pitch + Poster Competitions will award more than $100,000 in prize money and in-kind prizes.
2022 Big Bang! Business Competition Awards
|First Place||Lorin Johnson||Top innovation across all categories||$20,000|
|People's Choice Award||Bow Capital + UC Davis Innovation and Technology Commercialization||Selected by online vote prior to the awards show||$10,000|
|Food + Agriculture Sector Award||
Primary Sponsor: HM.CLAUSE
|For innovations in food and agriculture||
|Animal Health + Industry Sector Award||For innovations in animal health||$10,000|
|Human Health + Industry Sector Award||For innovations in human health||$10,000|
|Energy + Sustainability Sector Award||For innovations in energy efficiency||$10,000|
|Social Entrepreneurship Sector Award||For innovations in social entrepreneurship||$10,000|
Six-month membership with one lab bench space in the Lab@AgStart.
Food, Ag and Health Incubator in Woodland
|Offered to top food, ag and/or health innovation||$5,000 value|
|Six-month membership with access to lab equipment and collaborative workspace.||Inventopia
Engineering and Life Science Incubator in Davis
|Offered to top engineering and/or life science innovation||$5,000 value|
Thank You to Our Other Sponsors
VSP Global Innovation Center | Bronze Level Sponsor
- If your venture is incorporated and you win a prize, we will pay the prize to the corporation. If your venture is not incorporated, it is up to you to decide how to distribute and use the prize money.
- Before prizes are announced and awarded, You should discuss and decide as a team how the money will be split.
- Once we have paid you, the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has no further role.