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October 2017

UC Davis Information Session

October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cruess 208, UC Davis Campus

Calling all UC Davis students! Interested in participating in the 2017-2018 Big Ideas Contest? Join us for an information session at UC Davis to learn about this year’s goals, categories, timeline, and application requirements. Meet other student innovators working to develop creative solutions for global challenges! For any questions, please contact the UCD Innovation Ambassador Tiffany Jiang at thjiang@ucdavis.edu.

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UC Irvine Information Session

October 30, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beall Center, Suite 2300, SB1, UC Irvine Campus

Calling all UC Irvine students! Interested in participating in the 2017-2018 Big Ideas Contest? Join us for an information session at UC Irvine to learn about this year’s goals, categories, timeline, and application requirements. Meet other student innovators working to develop creative solutions for global challenges! For any questions, please contact the UCI Innovation Ambassador Aleeha Kalam at kalama@uci.edu.  

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Pre-proposal Writing Workshop

October 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
B100 Blum Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

All participating students are invited to attend this workshop in person or stream the event on our workshops page! Receive guidance and feedback about how to effectively craft a Big Ideas pre-proposal. Sign up for an appointment after the presentation to have a Big Ideas advisor review a draft of your proposal: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/erewy

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November 2017

Pre-proposal Editing Blitz

November 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
120A & B Blum Hall

Sign up (link forthcoming) to have a Big Ideas Advisor provide last minute feedback on your proposal. Skype and in-person appointments available.  

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February 2018

Full Proposal Writing Workshop

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
B100 Blum Hall, UC Berkeley Campus + Google Map

During this workshop, Big Ideas advisors will guide final round applicants through the process of turning their 3-page pre-proposal into a 10 page full proposal. Advisors will provide examples of past proposals and gave basic tips on how to effectively craft a compelling application. The following documents will be used during the workshop: Full Proposal Writing Tips Pre-proposal/Full Proposal Example Attend in-person or online. Live stream the event here: http://bigideascontest.org/workshops/

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Legal Entity Formation Workshop

February 20 @ 6:00 pm
B330 Blum Hall

Sign up required Tue, February 20 | 6:00pm PT | B330 Blum Hall, UC Berkeley Are you a social enterprise thinking about registering as a legal entity? Would you like to learn more about the trade-offs of filing as a for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid venture? Join the Big Ideas Contest and Startup@Berkeley Law for a conversation on which model is the right fit for your venture!

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Ask an Expert: Advisor Consultations

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
B100 Blum Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Sign up required! Only scheduled appointments will be honored. Big Ideas finalist Bay Area teams are required to attend in person, but Skype appointments are available for other campuses. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis. Given the high demand for our advisors, we ask that finalists only sign up if you can absolutely commit to the appointment, and limit your team to two sign ups initially. Advisor List Arielle Moinester, Program Strategist, Women’s Earth Alliance - Food Systems; Food…

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