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After semi-finals held on May 20, five teams advanced to the finals, which will be held on June 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in the USI Griffin Center. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for a complete schedule.

Each team will have five minutes to give a final pitch to a panel of judges. The five judges will collaborate and select the top three teams. First place winners will receive $12,000 to fund their business ideas, second place will receive $6,000 and third place will receive $3,000.

More about the conclusion to the 2017 BIZCOM


Eagle Innovation Business Model Competition (BIZCOM) is a business idea Competition, designed to solicit innovative business ideas from the greater USI community and connect those ideas to teams, mentors, and resources to develop your business model. Each team must consist of at least one USI student, who is a potential stakeholder or employee of the business.

Reference Materials

Reference Material:  Why the Lean Start-Up Changes EverythingReference Material:  The Ten Types of Innovaiton

Your USI student team member must submit your application.

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Winners of BIZCOM will receive funding for their business ideas:


$12,000 for 1st Place

$6,000 for 2nd Place

$3,000 for 3rd Place

Submit an idea by the deadline of February 28th!

USI Students collaborating on business ideas






USI student pitching at APPCOM

Submit your business idea today or apply to join a team!

Questions, contact

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