WCC News: 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.

View Post :   Six entrepreneurs take home prize money from Pitch@WCC

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

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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

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WCC expands its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program to mentor new business owners

Fran LeFort - September 23, 2021

Washtenaw Community College (WCC) is expanding its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program to better meet increased needs of a growing number of small business owners.

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tags: Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, Entrepreneurship Center

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New program supports WCC HVAC/R students and local industry

Rich Rezler - August 19, 2021

A new program operated by the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC aims to prepare students in the college’s HVAC/R program for future business ownership while also supporting local small business owners operating in the industry.

View Post :   New program supports WCC HVAC/R students and local industry

tags: August 2021, Entrepreneurship Center, HVAC, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, On The Record

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Entrepreneurs pitch winning business plans at WCC virtual competition

Fran LeFort - May 14, 2021

After several stages of the virtual competition, winners in three Pitch @ WCC categories were announced during a virtual celebration on Tuesday, May 11.

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tags: Pitch@WCC, Entrepreneurship Center, ousearch_News_2021, Awards

Success Tools webinar series

WCC offering free webinar series for small business owners

Rich Rezler - November 08, 2020

The WCC Economic & College Development division and its Entrepreneurship Center have combined resources for Success Tools webinars.

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tags: Entrepreneurship Center, Economic impact, ousearch_News_2020

HVAC student

WCC wins $23K for 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' from national competition

Rich Rezler - October 14, 2020

WCC is one of five winners in the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) second annual 2020 Pitch for the Trades competition, sponsored by the Philip E. & Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation.

View Post :   WCC wins $23K for 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' from national competition

tags: On The Record, HVAC, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, December 2020, ousearch_News_On The Record, Entrepreneurship Center, ousearch_News_2020, Awards

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.

View Post :   Local entrepreneurs ready to mentor aspiring business owners

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

HVAC student

WCC's 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' named a finalist in pitch competition

Rich Rezler - September 18, 2020

WCC is one step away from receiving a significant financial boost in its quest to prepare graduates of its HVAC program for business ownership.

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

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Entrepreneurs-in-Residence offers one-on-one mentoring with four local experts

Richard Rezler - September 04, 2019

A new Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program will provide one-on-one mentoring services to clients of the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College, a resource hub for the college’s students and anyone in the community interested in pursuing business ownership or growing an established small business.

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tags: Entrepreneurship Center, ousearch_News_2019, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence