Sasinowski and her 3D printing business, 3D-ology, recently took 1st place in the Macomb Community College Student Pitch Competition, sponsored by the College’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). Sasinowski presented her business idea to a panel of entrepreneurial experts, who voted her worthy of the $1,000 top prize.
“I was shocked and surprised,” said Sasinowski, who attended Henry Ford II High School and the Utica Center for Science and Industry. “It felt good to see that other people believed in my business.”
Despite her interests in technology, Sasinowski came to Macomb to pursue a business degree so that she could manage her own company. Discovering the CIE and its resources for aspiring student business owners was a big part of her interest in Macomb.
“I’ve enjoyed checking out Macomb’s campus and talking with Susan McPhillips at the CIE,” she said.
Sasinowski began 3D printing in high school, then branched out to making vintage remote control car and pinball machine parts on her own. She said she will put the prize money toward buying better equipment that will expand her capabilities.
“What I like about 3D printing is that you can design anything,” she said. “Anyone who has an idea, I can turn it into 3D parts.”