UF Engineering undergrad wins 1st place!

Each year, TCU Values and Ventures™ Business Plan Competition invites college students from around the world to present plans for businesses that create a profit while also benefiting the environment, the community, or a specific population.

This year over 90 teams applied and only 51 were selected including the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering undergraduate student Erin Winick with her company Sci Chic, a startup with a mission to use 3-D printed fashion jewelry to educate and empower girls to pursue careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.

The two day event was held last weekend with all 51 teams competing in the Full Pitch on the first day and 42 non-finalists teams competing in the Elevator Pitch on the second day.

Erin Winick competed in both the Full Pitch and Elevator Pitch competitions where she finished in the top 14 in the Full Pitch and placed 1st in the Elevator Pitch.

For more information on TCU Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition, visit http://www.neeley.tcu.edu/Centers/Neeley_Entrepreneurship_Center/Values_and_Ventures/Participant_Guide.aspx