EC's Entrepreneurs-In-Residence Program

Our Entrepreneurs-In-Residence are offering free, individualized remote consultations through May. Contact us via phone at (734) 249-5880 (leave a message and we will return calls during regular work hours), or through email at [email protected] to learn more about scheduling an appointment.

At this time we are continuing our work of supporting on-campus and off-campus entrepreneurs and small business owners through online and phone communications. The coworking space is closed temporarily, but connect with us via phone at (734) 249-5880, or through email at: [email protected], we are here for support and resources.

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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


Danielle's bio

Al Newman

Business Planning, Idea Validation

Al's bio



Cheranissa Roach

Customer Discovery, Pre-Business Plan Writing

Cheranissa's bio

Sandra Xenakis

Coaching for Creatives

Sandra's bio
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Email us to learn more!

Press Coverage

“New program pairs seasoned entrepreneurs with rookies,” The Washtenaw Voice, September 10, 2019,

“Entrepreneurs-in-Residence offers one-on-one mentoring with four local experts,” WCC News & Events, September 3, 2019,

“New WCC entrepreneurship program offers one-on-one guidance with local business experts,” Concentrate Ann Arbor, August 28, 2019, 

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