Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: a free community resource

Our vision is to develop a culture of entrepreneurship in which students and residents are inspired and motivated to explore and act upon their innovative ideas.  We are committed to maintaining a vital hub of resources the community can rely upon for entrepreneurial education and assistance, all aimed at increasing an entrepreneur’s chances of launching their own business.

Meet the entrepreneurs from our 3rd annual Student Pitch Competition

Congratulations to the Macomb students who participated in our 3rd annual Business Pitch Competition! Over 40 entries were narrowed down to five finalists who presented to an enthusiastic crowd. The 1st place winner, Jennifer Georgievski, is the founder of a veterans advocacy group called Round the US that makes and sells keychains from used bullet casings and donates a portion of the proceeds to local veterans groups. Georgievski, a military veteran who started the company through a class at Macomb, will receive $3,000 to develop her business. Jennie Nelson won second prize for her line of aromatherapy jewelry called Precisely Polka Dots, and third place went to Mitch Kusza’s cooking infusion concept, Vege-Fuse. Congratulations to all of the rising entrepreneurs who shared their ideas and thank you to our esteemed panel of judges for sharing their time and talent! Read a full recap here:

Have your own business idea? Read down to find out how we can help!

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Our goal is your success

And the Pitch Competition is just for starters. The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers ongoing services and resources to encourage new ideas and new business growth in Macomb County.  These services are supported by Macomb Community College as part of its commitment to workforce and economic development in the region.

Who is eligible for these free resources?

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is here to serve Macomb students and alumni, and community residents, including small business owners.

How about startups?

Most definitely! The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship can provide assistance to businesses still in the idea phase, as well as those already on the market.

Is there a preferred business type?

Not at all. Dry cleaners to small manufacturing firms, beekeeping to consulting services, it doesn’t matter. The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has the capacity to provide critical support to all types of new or existing businesses.    

How do I get started?

Sign up by clicking here and we will schedule a one-hour assessment at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship office on Center Campus.  Together, we will develop an action plan that identifies the steps you need to take and the resources that are available to you.  Our experienced mentors will work with you one-on-one as you implement your action plan.

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Office Location:

44575 Garfield Road
Building A, Room 206
Clinton Township, MI 48038

Phone: 586.226-4833

Hours of Operation:

Mon. - Wed. 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 7:00pm

(Friday and evening appointments available upon request)

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