Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-Lab
Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur-Lab (MVE-Lab) is a FREE 3-month entrepreneurship accelerator for veterans, military-connected people, and/or spouses/partners.
This program, held in Fall 2022, provided hands-on startup education for those seeking to start or build a small business or pursue an entrepreneurial endeavor.
Congratulations to all Veteran Business Pitch & Showcase participants and winners!
Participants who completed the 3-month MVE-Lab program shared their business concepts with community audience members and judges during the Pitch & Showcase Night on December 6th, 2022.
- First Place Winner: Phillip Burtell - Elixir CNC
- Second Place Winner: Linda Kay Pruitt - Mrs. Pruitt's Gourmet CHA CHA
- Third Place Winner: Jacob Inman - Veterans Sanctuary Foundation
- Fourth Place Winner: Suzette Dexter - The Great American Pet Rescue
- People's Choice Winner: Tia Sunshine Dye - Aligned Exhibits
- People's Choice Winner: Giuseppe Del Giudice - B-Posi+ive
"WCC hosts business pitch competition for veterans," Concentrate Ann Arbor, December 21, 2022
"Veteran entrepreneurs pitch ideas for cash prizes to grow businesses," WCC News, December 14, 2022