Pitch@WCC

Pitch@WCC: Start, Build Grow

Thank you to everyone who applied to participate in Pitch @ WCC 2020! Have any questions or thinking of applying next year? Click here to read our FAQ page. If you have additional questions, please email entrepreneurship@wccnet.edu.

Pitch@WCC 2020 will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00pm in the Morris Lawrence Building on WCC’s campus. Join us for this exciting, free event, and cheer on all of the Pitch participants.

Come one, come all! No registration required.

Come Watch Pitch 2020 flyer

Congratulations to all of our Pitch@WCC 2019 participants! See details below on our winners, event photos, and a video update on the 2018 “Grow” category winner.

Pitch@WCC is The Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College’s premier event of the year, where entrepreneurs in three categories pitch their business ideas for cash prizes: Start, Build and Grow.

Pitch@WCC includes three months of required workshops on pitch training and storytelling. Entrepreneurs then prepare their pitches to present at the evening event, which includes food, a DJ and a panel of five judges from our on-campus and off-campus business community. A favorite is our audience choice award!

Pitch@WCC Press Coverage

 

Pitch@WCC 2019 participants, photo courtesy of Layton Howe

Pitch@WCC 2019 participants, photo courtesy of Layton Howe

“Aspiring and fledgling entrepreneurs win cash prizes at Pitch@WCC,” WCC News & Events, May 14, 2019, https://www.wccnet.edu/news/2019/2019-05-14-pitch-wcc.php

“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

“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

“‘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

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

For an update on our Pitch@WCC Grow Category winners from 2018-2016, check out the following videos:

Pitch@WCC, May 2019


2019 winners are…

Start Category

1st Place – $1,000:
LikeMe? App
Steven Chettleburgh

Runner-up – $500:
Urban Healthcare Solutions
JoAhne Penney

Build Category

1st Place – $1,250:
Champ Life Pros
Red Jennings
rednetworkpros.com

Runner-up – $625:
Bee Present Honey
Rebecca Wittekindt
beepresenthoney.com

Grow Category

1st Place – $1,500:
The Cookie and Crumb
Shanell Smith
Facebook: The Cookie and Crumb

Runner-up – $750:
Beyond Primary Care
Jeff O’Boyle
beyondprimarycare.com

$500 Audience Choice Award

Jane Coaxum’s Golden Care
Charles Cameron

2018 winners are....

Start Category

1st Place - $1,000:
CatasRelief
Kiara Patterson & Tiffany Avery
Instagram: CatasReliefLLC


Runner-up - $500:
Michigan Youth Yugioh Academy
Trenton Aeschliman

Build Category

1st Place - $1,250:
EnBiologics
Sean Carroll
enbiologics.com
Runner-up - $625:
MyAaliyah
Danielle Statom

Grow Category

1st Place - $1,500:
Love at First Try
Kerrie Love
loveatfirsttry.com
Runner-up - $750:
EVOLVEcreative presents: No More Parties Fest
Tateanna Hinds & Lamar Turner

$500 Audience Choice Award

CatasRelief, Kiara Patterson & Tiffany Avery  

Pitch@WCC 2017 Winners & Photos View the Facebook photo album

Start Category

Winner: Credit Card Shavers Xavier Clemons CreditCardShavers.com Indiegogo: Credit Card Shavers Runner-up: Fresh To The Roots Eduardo Calvachi and Fernando Calvachi freshtotheroots.myshopify.com

Build Category Winner: AXC Apparel (American X Change) Khalid McDowell and Lamar Turner AXCapparel.com Runner-up: Cake It Up Paige Jones

Grow Category

Winner: A's Custom ESL Tutoring L.L.C. Alicia Myers https://dysodae.com/ Runner-up: SpaLyfe Pamela Pettway SpaLyfe.com

Audience Choice Award Sunshine Recumbent Brad Vredeveld and Haiying Gan

Pitch@WCC 2016 Winners & Photos View the Facebook photo album

Start/Build Category Winner: Moonlight Games Matt Beadle Runner-up: Washtenaw Wool Company Carol Ullmann

Grow Category Winner: Sleepy Cricket Healthy Vending Karen Driggs https://thesleepycricket.com/ Runner-up: Nirmal for Disruptive Eating Priya Dass http://www.disruptiveeating.com/

Audience Choice Award Washtenaw Wool Company Carol Ullmann

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