Concept for shipping-container studio spaces wins $5,000 in inaugural Pitch Ypsi competition

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A local musician and entrepreneur’s idea for artists’ rehearsal spaces made of shipping containers won $5,000 in the first annual Pitch Ypsi $5,000 contest.

Pitch Ypsi $5,000 is a business plan competition hosted by leaders in eastern Washtenaw County, including Ypsilanti mayor Amanda Edmonds and Ann Arbor SPARK East business accelerator manager Joe Licavoli. More than 60 businesses applied for the competition, and the five best submissions were chosen by a committee to present at a pitch night March 8 at the Eastern Michigan University College of Business. A panel of five judges ruled unanimously to make the final award to Grove Studios.

Grove Studios founder Rick Coughlin wants to use shipping containers to build a modular studio space for rehearsals, performances, and collaboration in Ypsi. Coughlin also envisions the possibility of holding gallery shows, lectures, and other art and music events in the container spaces.

Read the full article at secondwavemedia.com.

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