UC Davis alumni Michael C. and Renée Z. Child have made a $5.2 million commitment to the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and College of Engineering in support of entrepreneurship and innovation programs.
Turning Ideas into Action
Leadership for a multifaceted world
Innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) is about more than launching companies. I&E is a mindset—and those who have it pursue solutions where others see obstacles, create uncommon collaborations where others work alone, and lead when others are frozen by uncertainty. In a rapidly evolving world, an I&E mindset is more essential than ever—and it applies in all disciplines, from the life sciences and engineering to the humanities and social sciences.
Organized by the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Big Bang! Competition has helped start or grow business ventures for two decades through the workshops, mentoring, networking opportunities, and the main event.