WCC News Story Archive: Entrepreneurship

Brian Scott and Michelle Julet

Six entrepreneurs take home prize money from Pitch@WCC

Rich Rezler - May 17, 2023

Judges picked Brian Scott, owner of Broadcast Boot Camp, as the winner of the night's largest prize. He earned $7,500 for having the top pitch in the "Build" category.

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tags: June 2023, On The Record, Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneurship, Pitch@WCC

Wolverine Pickleball groundbreaking

Small business owners find success after partnering with WCC

Kayla Gahagan - May 09, 2023

The owners of Wolverine Pickleball explain how the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC helped guide them to success.

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tags: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Center, Workforce Training, Workforce Development, small business

Pitch Info Session

Entrepreneurs invited to pitch business plans at WCC

Kayla Gahagan - January 17, 2023

The Washtenaw Community College's "Pitch@WCC” business competition is the perfect opportunity to connect, get some feedback and earn cash to take your business to the next level.

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tags: Pitch@WCC, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Center

Phillip Burtell at CNC machine

Veteran entrepreneurs pitch ideas for cash prizes to grow businesses

WCC Public Relations - December 14, 2022

Without quality mentors during key points of his entrepreneurial journey, Phillip Burtell is certain he wouldn’t be where he is today. The 24-year-old Washtenaw Community College student, Army veteran and business owner was named the top winner in last week’s WCC Veteran Business Pitch & Showcase Night.

View Post :   Veteran entrepreneurs pitch ideas for cash prizes to grow businesses

tags: Entrepreneurship Center, Pitch@WCC, Entrepreneurship, Veterans, Student Veterans

Emily Holiday

Cash prizes awarded to help local entrepreneurs start and build businesses

Fran LeFort - May 31, 2022

Local entrepreneurs pitched their business plans for cash prizes in a hybrid return to Pitch@WCC, the WCC Entrepreneurship Center's premier annual event.

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tags: Entrepreneurship Center, Community enrichment, June 2022, On The Record, Entrepreneurship, Pitch@WCC

Paper cutout people coming together, holding hands and casting heart shadows

New SERVE program boosts entrepreneurs with a social impact focus

Fran LeFort - November 18, 2021

A new program through Washtenaw Community College’s (WCC) Entrepreneurship Center supports social impact-minded businesses.

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tags: Entrepreneurship Center, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, December 2021, On The Record, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship

Shelby Beaty

Student profile: Photography major Shelby Beaty also working on her business plan

Rich Rezler - October 09, 2021

It’s estimated that 75 percent of American college students start their higher education as undecided about their field of study or change their major at least once. Shelby Beaty is not most students.

View Post :   Student profile: Photography major Shelby Beaty also working on her business plan

tags: Photography, ousearch_Programs_Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ousearch_Programs_Photographic Imaging, Entrepreneurship, Student Profile, Digital Photography, December 2021, On The Record

EIR program coaches

Local entrepreneurs ready to mentor aspiring business owners

Rich Rezler - September 29, 2020

The Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College recently announced it has secured funding to extend its successful Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) program for another year.

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tags: Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Center, ousearch_News_2020