Big Ideas Finalists Reflect On Their Journey As Contest Comes To A Close

Big Ideas Finalists Reflect On Their Journey As Contest Comes To A Close

Apr 3, 2014

By: Abby Madan As the eighth Big Ideas@Berkeley student innovation contest comes to a close, the 56 teams that qualified for the final round are abuzz with activity and anticipation of the upcoming Pitch Day and Awards Ceremony. BigIdeas@Berkeley is community and annual competition that gives students the opportunity to express their passion for social […]

Where Are They Now? Big Ideas Winners’ Innovations Take Off

Where Are They Now? Big Ideas Winners’ Innovations Take Off

Apr 1, 2014

By: Andrea Guzman April 1, 2014 – Since its founding in 2006, the Big Ideas Contest has supported hundreds of student-initiated ideas aimed at finding creative solutions that address important social challenges. For many of these teams, Big Ideas provides not only the initial funding and support necessary to launch their projects, but also the […]

The Secret Life of Urban Animals—Why Cal Senior Rebecca Hui Cares and Wants You To

The Secret Life of Urban Animals—Why Cal Senior Rebecca Hui Cares and Wants You To

Mar 26, 2014

Rebecca Hui, a UC Berkeley senior double-majoring in business and urban studies, has traveled around the world researching her unconventional project, “The Secret Life of Urban Animals” (2013 Big Ideas Contest Award Winner) which views urbanization through the eyes of local animals.

Launch Your Big Idea with Big Ideas@Berkeley!

Launch Your Big Idea with Big Ideas@Berkeley!

Sep 3, 2013

Big Ideas Gets Bigger and Better in its Eighth Year on Campus Got an idea that could be the next big thing? The 2013-2014 Big Ideas@Berkeley contest is now underway — offering $300,000 to help you turn your idea into reality. Big Ideas@Berkeley gives students the opportunity to channel their passion for social change into […]

Big Ideas@Berkeley Teams Hacking for the Public Good

Big Ideas@Berkeley Teams Hacking for the Public Good

Jun 20, 2013

By: Christina Yu June 20, 2013 – Earlier this week, three teams of student innovators from UC Berkeley designed and coded apps and services for social good at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit. FlowBit, Free Ventures, and M3D, winners of the 2013 Big Ideas@Berkeley contest, stayed up all night working on their projects and […]

Three UC Berkeley groups participate in 36-hour Bloomberg hackathon

Three UC Berkeley groups participate in 36-hour Bloomberg hackathon

Jun 19, 2013

11 UC Berkeley students and alumni made up three teams that worked nonstop from 3 a.m. on Monday until 3 p.m. on Tuesday during a 36-hour hackfest held during the Bloomberg’s Next Big Things Summit. The three teams — Flowbit, Free Ventures and M3D — were all previously selected top-three Big Ideas at Berkeley finalists, […]

Big Ideas@Berkeley 2013 Winners

Big Ideas@Berkeley 2013 Winners

May 11, 2013

The 2013 Big Ideas@Berkeley competition launched in August 2012 when 160 teams, representing 555 students from 75 majors, submitted pre-proposals. After a preliminary review, 54 teams were invited to compete in the final round. These finalists were paired with mentors and worked for two months to fine tune their proposals. Congratulations to the 37 award […]

Big Ideas@Berkeley and USAID

Big Ideas@Berkeley and USAID

May 5, 2013

BERKELEY –Concluding the Big Ideas@Berkeley Grand Prize Pitch Day event, at which six of the contest’s top teams pitched their ideas to the campus community, Dave Ferguson, Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), pitched one final big idea. “We are attempting to change the […]

Student Teams Compete at 2nd Annual Big Ideas Pitch Day

Student Teams Compete at 2nd Annual Big Ideas Pitch Day

Apr 26, 2013

By: Luis Flores Having nurtured their “big ideas” since September, six of the most innovative finalist teams in the Big Ideas@Berkeley contest presented their projects to a panel of distinguished judges at the Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day on April 25, 2013. Pitch Day contestants had the opportunity to win up to $5,000 in […]

Finalists Set to Compete in the Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day

Finalists Set to Compete in the Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day

Apr 18, 2013

Six of the most innovative projects in the 2012-13 Big Ideas@Berkeley contest have been selected to present their projects to a panel of judges and the campus community at the Big Ideas Pitch Day Grand Prize. Winning teams will secure additional funding for their projects. The annual Pitch Day event, held in Blum Hall on […]