WFCU had an awesome time yesterday evening at PitchYpsi hearing from a number of incredible local startups looking to bring additional value to our community! We are very excited and proud to have been able to help support this great cause and to continue showing support for Ypsilanti’s entrepreneurship community.
Washtenaw Federal Credit Union would like to thank the many organizations that helped support this event and also the many volunteers who worked diligently to put this together! The collaboration we saw was incredible – folks from SPARK East, EMU, WCC, the City of Ypsilanti, Growing Hope and a number of other organizations that all helped contribute to making PitchYpsi a success.
We also want to thank the community leaders that helped narrow the pool of PitchYpsi applications (which was certainly not an easy task) and also the five judges that agreed to volunteer for an equally difficult role – selecting last night’s winner of the $5,000 grand prize. We’d like to give a special shout out to our very own CEO Jason Matley, who served as one of the five judges last night!
After hearing a pitch from five different startups and much deliberation the judges decided to award the grand prize money to Solartonic, a startup company creating innovative and unique solar equipment right here in Ypsilanti! Solartonic hopes to use the money to pilot a unique solar creation somewhere in the City of Ypsilanti for all residents to enjoy!
Again, we also want to thank all the startups that participated in PitchYpsi last night and that submitted an application for the organization to see! We enjoyed hearing from all of you and look forward to working with you to continue making a positive impact in our great community!