Big Idea

November 16, 2017

Event Begins at 6:30 pm

The University of Texas at Dallas



The Big Idea Competition is UT Dallas' largest startup pitch competition. Undergraduate and Graduate students from all disciplines compete for cash and scholarship prizes and the chance to pitch in front of their peers and a panel of esteemed judges.

Prize Categories


First Place and Diversity - Neuro Rehab VR

Second Place - CThrough

Third Place and Undergrad - Alta Air

UT Design Winners
Simple Biomedical (Left) & OnPoynt Aerial Solutions (Right)

Biggest Idea
Brain Performance Institute

Best Social Venture
Skyven Technologies


Guy Kawasaki

Venture Capitalist, Best-Selling Author, Chief Evangelist of Canva, Former Apple Executive, and Brand Ambassador for Mercedes-Benz

Jeff Williams

Partner, Interlock Partners

Bob Metcalfe

Co-Invented Ethernet

Courtney Caldwell

Cofounder, ShearShare

Julie Nickols

Partner, Haynes and Boone


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