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"New Pitch event at Ann Arbor Art Fair will offer cash prizes for artists and art entrepreneurs.” Concentrate, Ann Arbor, July 12, 2023, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/artpitchevent0688.aspx

"Youth audio production education program among winners in 2023 Pitch@WCC competition,” Concentrate Ann Arbor, June 14, 2023, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/pitchwcc0685.aspx

"WCC hosts business pitch competition for veterans," Concentrate Ann Arbor, December 21, 2022, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/veteranpitch0663.aspx

"Veteran entrepreneurs pitch ideas for cash prizes to grow businesses," WCC News, December 14, 2022, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/articles/2022-12-14-veteranpitch.php

"The Entrepreneurship Center will help you build your business," The Washtenaw Voice, November 2, 2022, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2022/11/02/the-entrepreneurship-center-will-help-you-build-your-business/

"Mobile household product refill service, motor coach business lead WCC pitch competition winners," Concentrate Ann Arbor, June 8, 2022, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/pitchwcc0640.aspx

"Washtenaw Community College awards cash to pitch competition winners," All About Ann Arbor, June 3, 2022, https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-ann-arbor/2022/06/03/washtenaw-community-college-awards-cash-to-pitch-competition-winners/

"Entrepreneurs Return to WCC to Pitch Business Plans," DBusiness, May 31, 2022, https://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/dbusiness-daily-update-detroit-filmmaker-debuts-feature-movie-wolf-hound-and-more/

"RSES Board Member Spearheads HVACR Pipeline Program," Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES), January 11, 2022, https://www.rses.org/news/article.aspx?ArticleId=402

 

Previous Years

"WCC launches new program to serve social impact businesses," Concentrate Ann Arbor, December 1, 2021, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/servesocialimpact0618.aspx

"Expanding entrepreneurship," American Association of Community Colleges 21st Century Center, October 5, 2021, https://www.aacc21stcenturycenter.org/article/expanding-entrepreneurship/

"WCC expands its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program to mentor new business owners," The Sun Times News - Chelsea, September 24, 2021, https://thesuntimesnews.com/g/chelsea-mi/n/43020/wcc-expands-its-entrepreneurs-residence-program-mentor-new-business-owners

"WCC expands its Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program to mentor new business owners," WCC News, September 23, 2021, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/articles/2021-09-23-eirexpansion.php 

"Heroic Futures event will use superhero comics to inspire young people to lead," Concentrate Ann Arbor, September 22, 2021, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/heroicfutures0609.aspx

"New program supports WCC HVAC/R students and local industry," WCC On The Record, August 19, 2021, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/articles/2021-08-19-hvacprogram.php

"On The Ground Ypsilanti: 'Mom-preneurs': Ypsi women balance small businesses with motherhood," Concentrate Ann Arbor, July 21, 2021, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/features/monpreneurs0601.aspx

"Women United Awards $50,500 in Grants to Local Organizations," United Way of Washtenaw County, June 10, 2021, https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/news/women-united-awards-50500-grants-local-organizations

"WCC pitch competition winners include family-friendly salon for Black children," Concentrate Ann Arbor, May 26, 2021, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/blackhairmatters0594.aspx

"Washtenaw United: Women Entrepreneurs Taking Charge In Washtenaw County," WEMU, May 24, 2021, https://www.wemu.org/post/washtenaw-united-women-entrepreneurs-taking-charge-washtenaw-county#stream/0

"Entrepreneurs pitch winning business plans at WCC virtual competition," WCC News, May 14, 2021, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/articles/2021-05-14-pitchwinners.php

"New internship program helps underrepresented students find 'a place in tech' at Ann Arbor companies," Concentrate Ann Arbor, April 21, 2021, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/features/internshipprogram0589.aspx

"On The Ground Ypsi: A Local Program Offers Assistance To Businesses Struggling Due To Pandemic [Radio broadcast]," WEMU, February 10, 2021, https://www.wemu.org/post/otgypsi-local-program-offers-assistance-businesses-struggling-due-pandemic

"WCC program helps Ypsi-area women, minority, and veteran entrepreneurs creatively weather COVID-19," Concentrate Ann Arbor, February 10, 2021, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/features/renewyourbusiness0580.aspx

"Number of small businesses increases, despite pandemic," The Washtenaw Voice, February 4, 2021, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2021/02/04/number-of-small-businesses-increases-despite-pandemic/

"WCC sponsor of local Diversity, Equity and Inclusion internship program," WCC News, October 26, 2020, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/articles/2020-10-26-deiprogram.php

"Survivor: WCC advocate Delphine Reed", On The Record, October 21, 2020, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/ontherecord/articles/2020-10-21-reedprofile.php

"WCC wins $23K for 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' from national competition," WCC News, October 14, 2020, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/articles/2020-10-14-hvacpipeline.php

"Five Colleges Selected as NACCE 2020 Pitch for the Trades Winners," NACCE Press Releases, October 13, 2020, https://www.nacce.com/news/five-colleges-selected-as-nacce-2020-pitch-for-the-trades-winners

"Local entrepreneurs ready to mentor aspiring business owners," WCC News, September 29, 2020, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/articles/2020-02-28-eirprogram.php

"WCC's 'HVAC Partnership Pipeline' named a finalist in pitch competition," WCC News, September 18, 2020, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/articles/2020-09-16-hvacpipeline.php

WJR "Veterans Perspective" Podcast, August 15, 2020 - Listen at 13:00 mark for mention of EC in Dr. Eric Fretz's interview on veteran entrepreneurship

"Washtenaw Community College Offers Free Business Planning Support," Cronicle Tech News, July 2, 2020, https://cronicle.press/2020/07/02/washtenaw-community-college-offers-free-business-planning-support/

"Area businesses find emergency help from local fund," The Washtenaw Voice, April 6, 2020, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2020/04/06/area-businesses-find-emergency-help-from-local-fund/

"Washtenaw Community College, uniteSTEM producing 3D-printed masks, visors for local hospitals," MLive, April 2, 2020, https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2020/04/washtenaw-community-college-unitestem-producing-3d-printed-masks-visors-for-local-hospitals.html

"WCC continues offering resources to community," WCC News, March 25, 2020, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/articles/03-24-20-remotecommunityresourcess.php

 

“New program pairs seasoned entrepreneurs with rookies,” The Washtenaw Voice, September 10, 2019, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2019/09/10/new-program-pairs-seasoned-entrepeneurs-with-rookies/

“Entrepreneurs-in-Residence offers one-on-one mentoring with four local experts,” WCC News & Events, September 3, 2019, http://wccnet.edu/news/2019/2019-09-03-entrepreneurs-residence.php

“New WCC entrepreneurship program offers one-on-one guidance with local business experts,” Concentrate Ann Arbor, August 28, 2019, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/wcceceir0516.aspx

Aspiring and fledgling entrepreneurs win cash prizes at Pitch@WCC,” WCC News & Events, May 14, 2019

“Washtenaw Community College holds ‘pitch-off’ for local entrepreneurs May 9 in Ann Arbor,” Click on Detroit, March 22, 2019, https://www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-ann-arbor/washtenaw-community-college-holds-pitch-off-for-local-entrepreneurs-may-9-in-ann-arbor

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha kicks off Women’s History Month at WCC,” WCC News & Events, February 25, 2019.

Community Television Network: “A2 Insight w-Dr. Kimberly Hurns,” January 17, 2019, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ6Ojr3XUjk&t=24s 

“Pitch@WCC to award cash to entrepreneurs,” The Washtenaw Voice, January 14, 2019, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2019/01/14/pitchwcc-to-award-cash-to-entrepreneurs/

“A2 Entrepreneurs Club,” The Washtenaw Voice, December 3, 2018, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2018/12/03/a2-entrepreneurs-club/

“Entrepreneurs: Your attention please,” The Washtenaw Voice, October 22, 2018, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2018/10/22/entrepreneurs-your-attention-please/

“‘Catastrophe room’ business idea wins $1,500 at Pitch@WCC competition,” Concentrate Ann Arbor, May 23, 2018, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/catasrelief0458.aspx

“The valley of entrepreneurship at WCC,” The Washtenaw Voice, May 7, 2018, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2018/05/07/the-valley-of-entrepreneurship-at-wcc/

“Bootcamp in tune with aspiring area musicians,” The Washtenaw Voice, March 12, 2018, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2018/03/12/business-of-music-boot-camp-presented-by-wcc/

“Pitch@WCC competition returns, offering opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs,” Concentrate Ann Arbor, January 17, 2018, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/pitchatwcc0440.aspx

“Ypsi crowdfunding statistics reveal startling disparity,” Concentrate Ann Arbor, December 13, 2017, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/features/crowdfundingypsi0436.aspx

“Launching The OptiMize Campus Innovators Program,” Medium, August 29, 2017, https://medium.com/@optimizeMI/launching-the-optimize-campus-innovators-program-d7d055c011cf

“Get To Know The Washtenaw Community College Entrepreneurship Center,” Michigan Business Network podcast, August 25, 2017, http://www.michiganbusinessnetwork.com/blog/get-to-know-the-washtenaw-community-college-entrepreneurship-center

“Pitch Ypsi competition returns with $5,000 prize for entrepreneurs,” Concentrate Ann Arbor, August 23, 2017, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/pitchypsi0423.aspx

“Grant allows WCC Entrepreneurship Center to focus on arts as business,” On The Record, August 2017, http://ontherecord.wccnet.edu/2017/08/grant-allows-wcc-entrepreneurship-center-focus-arts-business/

“WCC video boot camp,” The Washtenaw Voice, March 20, 2017, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2017/03/20/wcc-video-boot-camp/

Interview with Kristin Gapske on the Lucy Ann Lance Show, with Dave Heikkinen of the Downtown Association of Ypsilanti, February 3, 2017, http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/013017/day

“Eastern Washtenaw County provides three chances for entrepreneurs to hit the jackpot!,” press release, January 14, 2017, https://www.wccnet.edu/support/entrepreneurship-center/what-we-do/_documents/Press-Release-pitch-competitions.pdf

“Appeal of entrepreneurship classes on rise for all majors,” Crain’s Detroit Business, September 4, 2016, https://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160904/NEWS/160909961/appeal-of-entrepreneurship-classes-on-rise-for-all-majors

“One-day business program at Washtenaw College to help high school students”, MLive, August 22, 2016, https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2016/08/bold_futures_project_teaches_t.html#incart_river_home

“Guide to new business education programs in Southeast Michigan,” Crain’s Detroit Business, June 5, 2016, https://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160605/NEWS/160609801/guide-to-new-business-education-programs-in-southeast-michigan

“No ‘Shark Tank,’ but plenty of competition,” On The Record, May/June 2016, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/ontherecord/2016-05/plenty-of-competition

“New and growing businesses win cash at WCC’s Pitch Contest,” The Washtenaw Voice, May 2, 2016, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2016/05/02/new-growing-businesses-win-cash-wccs-pitch-contest/

“Small Business and the Internet: Crowdfunding,” Ann Arbor Area Business Monthly, May 2016, http://digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com/publication/?i=300835#

“Start-Ups Start Here,” On The Record, September 2015, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/ontherecord/2015-09/start-up-start-here.php

“Entrepreneurs to Showcase Their Products, Services at Washtenaw Community College”, NACCE: National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, June 8, 2015, http://www.nacce.com/news/236541/Entrepreneurs-to-Showcase-Their-Products-Services-at-Washtenaw-Community-College.htm

“Entrepreneurship Center Market Day,” The Washtenaw Voice, June 2, 2015, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2015/05/18/entrepreneurship-center-market-day/

“Entrepreneurs to showcase their products, services at Washtenaw Community College,” heritage.com, June 1, 2015: https://www.ha.com/?type=-HERITAGE.COM

“Mixing Business With Lemonade,” The Washtenaw Voice, May 18, 2015, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2015/05/18/mixing-business-with-lemonade/

“Entrepreneurship Center Hosts Lemonade Day,” The Washtenaw Voice, May 4, 2015, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2015/05/04/entrepreneurship-center-offers-workshops-for-young-entrepreneurs/

“Voice in Vogue: Finding Passion in Fashion,” The Washtenaw Voice, May 4, 2015, https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2015/05/04/voice-in-vogue-finding-passion-in-fashion/

“Entrepreneurship Center connects startups, community”, WCC’s On The Record, April 27, 2015, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/2015/2015-04-27-connecting-startups.php

“Entrepreneurship Center Celebrates Grand Opening,” The Washtenaw Voice, March 23, 2015 https://www.washtenawvoice.com/2015/03/23/entrepreneurship-center-celebrates-grand-opening/

Community Television Network: “FYI: Adaptive Scuba Diving, WCC’s Entrepreneurship Center”, March 20, 2015

“Entrepreneurship Center Open House full of positive energy”, WCC’s On The Record, November 25, 2014, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/2014/2014-11-25-entrepreneurship-center-open-house.php

“Washtenaw Community College Entrepreneurship Center Open House,” October 29, 2014, press release https://business.a2ychamber.org/news/details/washtenaw-community-college-entrepreneurship-center-open-house