Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament At-Large Bids

At-Large Submission Deadline: April 9, 2021

The At-Large Round is designed to allow either a) teams who compete in and do not win a campus qualifying event or b) teams who show promise after the qualifying events are completed to advance to and compete in the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament.


Undergraduate and graduate students attending any two- or four-year University of Wisconsin school across the state (except UW-Madison) are encouraged to compete in the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, as long as they are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in the Fall 2020 semester. Teams may be comprised of one to three members.

To apply to the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament At-Large Round, you need to:

  1. Create a 5-8 minute video presentation describing the customer discovery and validation you have been through with your idea and business model. You may use PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi or any other presentation software. The presentation needs to be narrated and saved as a video file. Successful submission videos can take on many formats, but we have put together a few guidelines to help you in crafting your video.  
  2. Upload your video to YouTube (if you want to keep your video hidden mark it as "unlisted" NOT "private," only someone logged into your account can watch your videos marked private). 
  3. Complete the submission form by April 9, 2021.
  4. Indicate that your team understands and agrees to the items outlined in the Certifications and Agreements Form.
Complete Submission Form