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The semi-final event at the Griffin Center is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017.

BIZCOM semi-finals will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the USI Griffin Center. The event is free and open to the public, as the audience will engage in the competition. Attendees will “invest” fake money in the business model ideas, which will play a role in how the finalists are selected. 8 Startups will compete to advance to the finals for a chance to earn real prize money to help launch their ventures.


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 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.

Need some student talent on your team, send us an email at or reach out on Facebook at

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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