Entrepreneurship Resources

Entrepreneurship Resources

Venture Catalyst

UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst facilitates the translation of University research and technology by driving the development of new ventures. Venture Catalyst drives the successful development of new ventures based on UC Davis intellectual property through its collaborations, programmatic activities, and outreach efforts.

For more information on Venture Catalyst and its programs, visit their website. To sign up for the Venture Catalyst newsletter, click here.


Office of Research Entrepreneurship and Partnership Resources

The Office of Research has a full array of programs to help researchers and faculty launch their own companies and build successful industry-university collaborations.


Big Bang! Business Competition

The Big Bang! provides a rich immersion for students, faculty, researchers and community members interested in starting or growing a business venture. In addition to the competition, the Big Bang! offers a comprehensive series of workshops for building entrepreneurial skills. Big Bang! runs October through May—get involved and start developing your venture or idea. The competition is open to everyone and is generously sponsored by local corporations and the investment community. Click here to learn more about the competition!

Little Bang! Poster Competition

The Little Bang! Poster Competitions help students define their business idea and communicate it concisely using a poster. This is an entry-level competition; no business experience is necessary. 

The Little Bang! Competition is open to the public!  Click here to learn more!


Foundations of Veterinary Business

Foundations of Veterinary Business is a summer program co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Management and UC Davis Veterinary Medicine. This innovative series has been designed to provide you with a solid foundation of understanding in four key business areas, including managerial accounting, finance, marketing, and strategy and human resources. The program combines essential business theory with practical applications for success in the veterinary profession.


National Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy

The National Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy is a summer program designed to help faculty, postdocs and students gain the knowledge and networks needed to identify, develop and validate the commercial potential of their research or idea. The academy is presented by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.