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Five teams advance to BIZCOM Finals on November 2

October 25, 2018

Teams advancing to BIZCOM finalsAt the Eagle Innovation Business Model Competition (BIZCOM) semi-final expo on October 19, five teams advanced to the final event. BIZCOM finals will be held on Friday, November 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the USI Griffin Center, where finalists will present their business model to an expert panel of judges.

BIZCOM is a business-model competition designed to solicit innovative business ideas from southwest Indiana and connect those ideas to teams, mentors and resources to develop the business model. Each BIZCOM team consists of at least one USI student.

Teams and business models going to finals:

  • Heliponix – Indoor Hydroponic appliance with a subscription service allowing you to grow a serving of leafy greens every day.
  • Borsa Finance – Consolidates earnings calls and other financial information for publicly traded companies into one place to aid investors.
  • Little Ducklings Academy – Mobile daycare service.
  • Nature Nodes – Outdoor wireless mesh system developed from NSWC Crane Intellectual property.
  • Fountain Wellness – Health and wellness advice service utilizing Pharmacists.

BIZCOM finals informationThese five finalists will be in the running for $32,500 in prize money during. USI will contribute $21,000 towards the prize ($15,000 for 1st place, $10,000 for 2nd place, $5,000 for 3rd and $2,500 for the highest placing USI student only team), with the potential of additional cash and other prizes donated by sponsors. 

For more information about BIZCOM visit, or email Josh McWilliams, Technology Commercialization Manager, at


By Delaney Somers, USI Opportunity Development Communications Intern

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