Michigan Veteran Entrepreneur Lab

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

Press Coverage

"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