NYC Next Idea top prize goes to BCom grads McCann and Bergenwall’s new app

Posted on March 29, 2012

New York City, March 27, 2012 – Dan McCann, BCom’11, and Amy Bergenwall, BCom’08, MSC’10, scored top honours in the international category of the NYC Next Idea Global Business Plan Competition. This annual competition, sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Columbia University’s School of Engineering, encourages innovative business ventures to launch and operate their businesses in New York City.

After narrowing the field of 270 applications down to six finalists, the International Track prize was awarded to Dan and Amy’s new venture Stylsize, a mobile and web app with a convenient solution for out-of-store and online apparel purchases. Their app will enable shoppers to visualize how garments fit and flatter their bodies without the frustrating guesswork associated with today’s online shopping.

The pair will receive $17,500 in cash prizes and six months of free office space in order to help them launch their business in New York City.