Apply NOW to be Big Ideas Innovation Ambassador

by Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:28 PM

OVERVIEW
Big Ideas is an annual contest opened 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.

INNOVATION AMBASSADORS
Innovation Ambassadors work with students, academic and industry leaders, and the Big Ideas team to foster and engage the social innovation network on their respective campuses. The goal is to provide aspiring student entrepreneurs with a platform and the resources necessary to transform their innovative ideas into promising social ventures.

DEADLINE
Monday, June 18, 2018