WCC News Story Archive: Entrepreneurship Center

Tickets available for Feb. 29 Black Business Excellence & Impact Celebration

WCC Public Relations - February 23, 2024

Tickets are available for the February 29 Black Business Excellence & Impact Celebration honoring the 2024 WCC/Parkridge Black Business Community Impact Award recipients. The awards for entrepreneurial excellence and commitment to community service will be presented at the celebration held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 29, at the Parkridge Community Center, 591 Armstrong Drive, Ypsilanti. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online.

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tags: WCC Parkridge Black Business Community Impact Award, Parkridge Community Center, Entrepreneurship Center

2024 Start-Up Incubator Program: Applications open soon for June cohort

WCC Public Relations - February 21, 2024

The 2024 business Start-Up Incubator Program offered through The Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has been announced. The application window for the June cohort will open March 1.

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tags: Entrepreneur, Business, Entrepreneurship Center, Start-Up Incubator

Black business owners

Nominations open for 2024 WCC Parkridge Black Business Community Impact Award

WCC Public Relations - January 26, 2024

Nominations for the 2024 WCC Parkridge Black Business Community Impact Award are being accepted to honor exceptional black business leaders in Washtenaw County.

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tags: Entrepreneurship Center, Parkridge Community Center, WCC Parkridge Black Business Community Impact Award

2023 Pitch competition at WCC

2024 Pitch@WCC opens applications with new categories for Skilled Trade, Returning Citizens and Art

WCC Public Relations - January 16, 2024

Pitch@WCC 2024, a unique initiative allowing aspiring entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to transform their business ideas into reality, is open for applications. Members of the public are invited to apply for the competition hosted by Washtenaw Community College’s Entrepreneurship Center.

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tags: Pitch@WCC, Entrepreneurship Center

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.

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

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WCC joins Small Business Association of Michigan to strengthen workforce development throughout state

Fran LeFort - November 30, 2022

Washtenaw Community College has joined the Small Business Association of Michigan to strengthen workforce development training for small businesses across the state.

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tags: Workforce Development, December 2022, Entrepreneurship Center, On The Record

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