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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.

2018 BIZCOM Schedule

  • March 23: BIZCOM Applications Open
  • September 22: BIZCOM Applications Close
  • October 15-18: Semi-Final Red Team Events
    • Note: Pitch Practice
  • October 19: BIZCOM Semifinals
  • October 29-November 1: Finals Red Team Events
    • Note: Pitch Practice
  • November 2: BIZCOM Finals

Winners of BIZCOM will receive funding for their business ideas:


$15,000 for 1st Place

$10,000 for 2nd Place

$5,000 for 3rd Place

$2,500 for highest placing "Student Only: Team

Reference Materials

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

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