Watch Ideas Come to Life at the Business Idea Competition Finals this Thursday!


Contributed by Paul Deamer

Please join us at the the Third Annual Business Idea Competition finals this Thursday, November 14, from 5:30 – 7:30pm in Textor 102.  

This event is open to all students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Finals will be followed by an award ceremony and reception in the 2nd floor Atrium in the School of Business. 

12 teams will be pitching their business idea to a panel of 4 industry professionals in the hopes of winning a share of the $7,500.  Each team has been broken down into a track; Lifestyle, Health & Safety, or Services – and each track will have a first place winner.

With help from alumnus Christopher Burch ’76, the School of Business, and local entrepreneurs, Ithaca College students now have a platform to jumpstart their entrepreneurial endeavors.  Several businesses were launched last year by IC students with the help of the Business Idea Competition, and we hope to see more students find their entrepreneurial start this year.  

If you are unable to attend the competition, watch it live via LiveStream here.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Paul Deamer at or (607) 274-1279. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.