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Launch Your Business!

Compete for funding. Win much more.

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Are you an MCC student or recent alumnus or alumna* with a great idea for a new business? Would money and a personal mentor help you get started?

Thanks to a grant from the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund and the MCC Foundation, you have an opportunity to present your idea at Scholars’ Day 2019 and compete for the support you need to Launch Your Business!

In 2017, leaders of the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund selected MCC from a group of elite community colleges around the country to inspire and support student entrepreneurs. MCC students from many disciplines presented their ideas at Scholars' Day where the top 6 were selected to receive scholarships, further education at MCC Corporate College and personalized mentoring. In November, the top 5 went on to present their ideas and receive venture funding to help them launch or grow a successful business for our community!

* Recent alumni are students who graduated or took at least one class at MCC between Jan. 2013 and Dec. 2018. 

Congratulations to Mary McCormack, Francine Burks, Wayne Howard, Oushawndra "Apple" Chavers and Patricia Drumright (pictured l to r) on participating in Launch Your Business! and receiving a total of nearly $50,000 in venture funding on Entrepreneurship Day 2018!

Interested in pitching your idea at Launch Your Business! 
Scholars' Day in May 2019?
The online application is now open! 
The deadline for applying is Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Attend our upcoming info session. Register Now

Monday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m., Room 12-113, Brighton Campus
Refreshments will be served.

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