Some aspiring entrepreneurs have come up with business plans they hope will put people to work and generate revenue in the local economy.
The winner of Bradley's Project Springboard will get 120-thousand dollars worth of services to get their business up and running.
Project Springboard founder Alexis Khazzam says so far the Bradley University program has
helped generate about 150 jobs in the local community since it began 4 years ago.
It's goal is to provide real life experience in developing a business for Bradley University students.
The final six teams of students presented their business plans to judges at the Michel Student Center earlier today.
"B Charged Incorporated" wants to provide a charging kiosk, where for a fee, students could use the them to charge their cell phones, mp-3 players or notebook computers.
"It's really just a simple way and convenient way for people to charge their electronics. We're hoping to open some around campus because a lot of students have a problem with that especially at I.C.C. because it's a commuter college," said B Charged team member Christina Castro.
" Each of the businesses that were once Springboard are still in business for themselves and are making a living from their ideas. So three for three is pretty good," said Project Springboard founder Alexis Khazzam.
The teams are judged on their greatest market viability or potential to acquire outside funding.