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Pitch@WCC: Start, Build Grow

Our top priority is the health and safety of our community, and therefore we regret that we have to cancel the PITCH @ WCC 2020 event on May 12, 2020 at this time. Stay updated on WCC's COVID-19 campus updates here: WCC's COVID-19 response page.  

Thank you to everyone who applied to participate in Pitch @ WCC 2020! Our team is connecting by email and phone to communicate ways in which you can continue to use the EC's resources and online tools for pitch participants during this time. While our coworking space is closed and workshops/events are on hold, we are available via phone or email.  If you have additional questions, please email [email protected] or call (734) 249-5880.


 

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

[email protected] 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.

[email protected] 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!

[email protected] Press Coverage

 

Pitch@WCC 2019 participants, photo courtesy of Layton Howe

[email protected] 2019 participants, photo courtesy of Layton Howe

“Aspiring and fledgling entrepreneurs win cash prizes at [email protected],” 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 [email protected] competition,” Concentrate Ann Arbor, May 23, 2018, https://www.secondwavemedia.com/concentrate/innovationnews/catasrelief0458.aspx

[email protected] 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 [email protected] Grow Category winners from 2018-2016, check out the following videos:

[email protected], 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  

[email protected] 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

[email protected] 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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