University of Southern Indiana

Eagle Innovation Accelerator

EIA's mission is to turn your idea into a scalable venture.

The USI Eagle Innovation Accelerator assists student or faculty-led startups by supporting aspiring entrepreneurs with knowledge, funding and access to University of Southern Indiana resources. EIA innovators have the opportunity to find product-market fit, build prototypes, pilot programs and form key partnerships. The result is moving an innovative idea toward becoming a scalable startup company.

Questions? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Early-stage financial support

$2,000 stipend for students, $4,000 stipend for faculty, and up to $10,000 in support per startup.


Coaches and Advisers

We connect our teams to entrepreneurs, professional services firms and University subject matter experts.


USI @ Innovation Pointe and Applied Engineering Center

Coworking space and prototype labs designed to maximize productive collisions between entrepreneurs and the broader community.


Workshops and office hours

A range of workshops taught by our community of experts and esteemed faculty from the University of Southern Indiana.

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Engagement with Indiana startup ecosystem

Visit to a regional innovation hub and patent support from IU law school.

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EIA leadership, business experts and advisers support startups in reaching their milestones.

Contact Dr. Mark Bernhard


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