Want to win up to $10,000 for your project, startup, or student group that has social impact? Come to a Big Ideas Contest information session on October 11th to learn about the contest's goals, categories, timeline, and application requirements.

By Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 - 9:30am

Big Ideas is an annual contest open to students across the UC system aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have innovative solutions to pressing social challenges. Since its founding at UC Berkeley in 2005, Big Ideas has grown to become one of the largest and most diverse social innovation competitions in the country. It has inspired innovative and high-impact student-led projects aimed at solving problems that matter to this generation. These social ventures include for-profit enterprises, non-profit organizations, and community based initiatives, all of which are supported through the nine-month application process with a comprehensive suite of resources, including mentorship, expert advising, and workshops.

Come to Girvetz 2320 at 6pm on October 11th to meet other student innovators working to develop creative solutions for global challenges, and speak with the Innovation Ambassador about whether or not your idea is a good fit for the Contest! Pizza and inspiring anecdotes will be provided.

Proposal deadline: a 3 page pre-proposal is due November 14.

For any questions, please contact UCSB's Innovation Ambassador, Thomas Lenihan.