Entrepreneurship Resources

Entrepreneurship Resources

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.

Entrepreneurship Academy

Started over a decade ago, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a Center of Excellence at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.  Their three-day Biomedical + Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy is co-sponsored by UC Davis Veterinary Medicine and is the premier academic program for commercializing science and engineering innovations.

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.