2021 Big Idea Competition Awards Ceremony

Activity Description

Hosted annually by the UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the BIC brings the best undergraduate and graduate students together from all disciplines, alongside top research faculty and alumni to pitch the most innovative startups and ideas in front of their peers and a panel of esteemed judges for cash and scholarship awards.

The 2021 competition will offer 4 tracks:

  • Student
  • Alumni
  • Research Commercialization
  • UTSW Biotech+

The awards ceremony on November 9, 2021, will feature a keynote from Ross Perot Jr, celebrate UT Dallas and UTSW entrepreneurs, and recognize the winners of each track.

Attend in person at UT Dallas or watch the event live stream.

Program highlights include:

  • Over 1,000 attendees each year
  • $100,000+ in prize money and scholarships
  • Past winners have gone on to win other state or national competitions and formed companies that have raised venture capital, generated revenue, and created jobs