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Published: April 09, 2020

UT Sophomore Named Finalist In Entrepreneurial Competition

Alexsandra Wolfe ’22, a sophomore at The University of Tampa, was named a top 25 finalist in the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge.


Alexsandra Wolfe ’22 was named a top 25 finalist in the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge. Photo provided by Alexsandra Wolfe

In Wolfe’s pitch video, she describes seeing the need for a practical product that can easily be used on a night out, regardless of how loud or dark the environment is.

Wolfe’s business, Puresipity, creates bracelets that have a locket in the center. The locket contains test strips that can identify common date rape drugs. A user can dip their finger in a drink, open up the locket, press their finger on the testing strip and wait for the strip to change colors. If the drink does contain a date rape drug, the testing strip will change colors, and if the drink doesn't, the testing strip will stay the same color.

Each year, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange (EIX) hosts the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge, where undergraduate entrepreneurial students attending a four-year college or university across North America compete to win monetary prizes for their business ventures. Students submit a video pitch and 15 slides detailing their business plan and idea. Each of the 25 finalists were given $3,000 and a $1,000 grant was given to their universities.

“Since this is one of the premier pitch competitions in the country, I was extremely honored to have been selected from an outstanding field of competitors from over 65 universities across the country and to be the first student from The University of Tampa to make it to the finals,” said Wolfe.

In Wolfe’s pitch video, she describes seeing the need for a practical product that can easily be used on a night out, regardless of how loud or dark the environment is.

“Alexsandra is an excellent example of the student entrepreneurs who are working out of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center,” said Rebecca White, the James W. Walter distinguished chair of entrepreneurship and the director of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center. “She saw a problem and is applying her academic training along with her passion for keeping young people safe into a viable business opportunity.”


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