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Launch Your Business!


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 2020 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. Most recently, MCC students and alumni presented their ideas at Scholars' Day 2019 where the top 12 were selected to receive scholarships to MCC Corporate College and personalized mentoring. In November, these aspiring entrepreneurs will go on to present their ideas and potentially receive venture funding to help them launch or grow a successful business for our community!

Launch Your Business logo - compete for funding, win much more

Congratulations to the following aspiring entrepreneurs who successfully pitched their ideas at Scholars' Day in May 2019:

  • Sarah Benedict
  • Nicholas Grammatico
  • Rani Gupta
  • Eric Jones
  • Brian Kelly
  • Chiana Massey & Keith Mosley
  • KC Rodriguez
  • Cristal Santiago
  • Megan Scott
  • Vanessa & Michael Singer
  • Maribel Torres
  • Gilberto Vargas III

* Recent alumni are students who graduated or took at least one class at MCC between Jan. 2013 and Dec. 2019. 

Thank you to all who supported student and alumni entrepreneurs at Launch Your Business! (LYB!)
MCC Entrepreneurship Day is November 22, 2019; come hear about the LYB! program, see winning presentations, and learn more about entrepreneurship.

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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!

Questions? Please contact Professor Kathleen Borbee at or Associate Professor Marjorie Crum at