Entrepreneurs In Residence

The EC’s NEW Entrepreneurs-In-Residence program!

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The EC is proud to announce a new program to enhance our mentoring services, made possible by a private grant. Four local entrepreneurs are now available as business consultants in their area of expertise, see bios below. One-on-one individual 50-minute appointments can be made after an initial intake with the EC, please see this page for our Business Assistance Request. The following Entrepreneurs-In-Residence (EIRs) will advise on the following topics:

  • Marketing
  • Business Coaching, Idea Validation, Networking
  • Customer Discovery, Pre-Business Plan Writing
  • Coaching for Creatives

EC Entrepreneurs-In-Residence


Danielle Milner



Al Newman

Business Planning, Idea Validation




Cheranissa Roach

Customer Discovery, Pre-Business Plan Writing


Sandra Xenakis

Coaching for Creatives

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Email us to learn more!

Press Coverage

“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, https://www.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 

Washtenaw Community College does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected status in its programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Executive Vice President of Student & Academic Services, SC 247, 734-973-3536. Facility access inquiries: V.P. for Facilities Development & Operations, PO 112, 734-677-5322. If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 734-973-3342 to request accommodations at least 72 hours in advance.