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Makerere Big Ideas Fall 2017 Information Session

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Transcript of Makerere Big Ideas Fall 2017 Information Session

Mentorship Stage
Full Proposal Stage
Finalists notified
in early December
& all participants receive feedback from judges
Finalists paired with Big Ideas mentors:
1/21 Final Round Kickoff Event (5PM @ UC Berkeley or Live Stream)
2/12 Full Proposal Writing Workshop (6PM PT, Live Stream)
3/5-6 Editing Blitz (All Day - Skype Appointments)

4/9 - 4/20
People's Choice
Video Contest Opens


4/5 Connected
Communities Poster Session (3PM, UC Berkeley or Skype)
2017-2018
Timeline
4/25 Grand Prize Pitch Day
5PM @ UC Berkeley
Categories
Pre-proposal Elements
Proposed Innovation
Team Bios
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What is
Big Ideas?

Problem Statement
Existing Solutions
Judging Criteria
Contact Information
Phillip Denny
Director, Big Ideas
bigideas@berkeley.edu
Skype: pldenny

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Team lead is a matriculated student at an eligible campus
Project is student-initiated and student-led
Students submit each idea or proposal to only ONE category
Scaling Up has a separate set of rules and requirements
Rules & Eligibility
5/2 Awards
Celebration
5PM @ UC Berkeley
2017-2018
Pre-proposal Stage
Pre-proposal
Deadline
November 15, 2017 at 12PM noon (PT)

Full Proposals Due
March 7, 2018
12PM noon (PT)
What do we offer students?
Funding
Access to Expertise
Skills Development
Exposure & Validation
September
October
November
December

January
February
March
April
May
Information Sessions
Networking Events
10/10 Pre-proposal
Writing Workshop
Livestream
10/30 Pre-proposal Writing Workshop
Livestream
11/13-14 Editing Blitz
Skype Appointments
Advising
bigideas.berkeley.edu/advising
Social impact
Innovation
Student-initiated
Early-stage
Interdisciplinary
Who are Big Ideas past winners?
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