Students present their world-changing concepts in 2016 Big iDeas Demo Day and Business Plan Competition Friday, Jan. 29

SMU Big iDeas logo, blue background-400SMU student teams will present world-changing business concepts to compete for thousands of dollars in start-up money in SMU’s 2016 Big iDeas Business Plan Competition Friday, Jan. 29, in The CUBE, 600 Expressway Tower, East Campus.

The event begins with the Big iDeas Demo Day Fair noon-1:30 p.m. in the Expressway Tower lobby. The Fall 2015 Big iDeas Pitch Contest winners will present their results, prototypes, pilots or other work accomplished since receiving their $1,000 grants.

Find a list of Fall 2015 Big iDeas Pitch Contest winners

Later, student teams will vie to receive up to $5,000 in project funding in the Business Plan Competition, 2-3 p.m. in The CUBE. Their proposals will be judged by a panel of surprise guest experts. Successful teams will combine winning pitches with solid business plans.

> Read about SMU’s 2015 Big iDeas Business Plan Competition winners

Big iDeas supports student innovation and entrepreneurship by providing support for forward-thinking ideas that are viable, sustainable and provide value to society. The program is open to undergraduates of all majors. Students work in teams with one member serving as the principal investigator. The PI must be an SMU undergraduate for the duration of the funding phase.

Demo Day and the Business Plan Competition are hosted by SMU Engaged Learning. For more information, contact Mona Alluri, 214-768-3225.

> Visit the SMU Big iDeas homepage: smu.edu/bigideas