Bizness Apps

TCU Neeley Partners with Bizness Apps so Students Build Mobile Apps Free

TCU students can prototype their mobile app ideas without having to know code themselves or pay a developer.

September 16,  2016

By Elaine Cole

Bizness Apps helps TCU student entrepreneurs build mobile apps for free.

A do-it-yourself mobile application platform, Bizness Apps allows entrepreneurs to create, edit and manage mobile apps online with no programming knowledge needed.

Through a partnership with the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center, Bizness Apps is now available for free to all TCU students.

“Most college students just can’t find or afford developers to build out their app ideas, so having an app that allows them to prototype their idea without having to know code is huge,” Michael Sherrod, TCU’s William M. Dickey Entrepreneur-in-Residence, said.

Sherrod said the free platform will allow TCU students to move their idea forward and potentially attract developer partners and investors.

Andrew Gazdecki, CEO of Bizness Apps, founded the company at 21, recruiting fellow Chico State University students and raising funding from investors. In 2010, Bizness Apps relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and grew into the leading mobile app platform for small businesses.

“Since I started my company in college, there’s nothing more rewarding than giving back to other student entrepreneurs who have great ideas but don’t know where to start,” Gazdecki said.

“We’re very pleased to make this great tool available for free to TCU students,” Sherrod said. “They are already bringing some great ideas to the table.”

What TCU Students Get:

  • Free access to the Bizness Apps platform
  • Free Apple & Google developer account hosting
  • Free access to app-building and marketing resources
  • Free, 24/7 email support

How to Get Started:

  1. Sign up for a free account with your .edu email address.
  2. Check your email for confirmation to complete your registration.
  3. From the confirmation page, you’ll fill out some basic info about your app.
  4. You’ll be taken to the app builder, where you can dive into the features, design and more.
  5. Be sure to email the Bizness Apps team from your .edu address requesting a free account. Include your app code and the name of your university’s entrepreneurship program. They’ll mark your account as free.