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SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation for Department of Defense

September 9, 9-3 p.m.

This Dept. of Defense-focused seminar provides detailed instruction on the ins and outs of preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the DoD, including both technical and commercialization plans and navigating the submission process. The following will be covered in this training:

  • Up-to-date information about the DoD SBIR program
  • Differences between the various DoD components
  • Identifying a topic
  • Outlines and considerations for each part of your proposal
  • Strategies for targeting DoD's mission and requirements
  • Writing your proposal to meet the reviewers' expectations
  • Looking ahead to Phase III/Commercialization
  • Common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them

Registration: BBCetc EventBrite
Cost: $75 in state/$150 out-of-state

Introduction to Coding

September 15, 9-12 p.m.

Mac-OU INC is partnering with Grand Circus Detroit to offer a free Introduction to Coding workshop. This workshop is designed for folks who are curious about coding, but who have little to no experience. This workshop is the perfect time to learn the programming foundations needed to eventually build a website or mobile app, whether you are a business owner or aspiring software developer.

We'll cover (using JavaScript):

  • Common terms used by programmers
  • Data Types
  • Boolean Expressions
  • Conditional Statements

Don't know what any of these things mean? Perfect - this class is for you. Come with a laptop and ready to learn! Space is limited so RSVP soon.

Registration: Grand Circus Detroit EventBrite

Capital Raise Meetup

October 6, 9:30-11 a.m.

If you are a startup or early-stage growth-based business looking for funding, come meet and listen to capital expert, Mike Brennan. He will detail the various capital sources in Michigan and talk about how to properly position your company to be qualified for private funding, including private equity, the angel network and venture capital, and/or public funding, including grants, pre-seed, micro-loans and venture match.

Registration: official Mac-OU INC registration form

Macomb Pitch: A Competition for Small Businesses

October 8, 5-8 p.m. (live competition)

The Macomb-OU INCubator is pleased to announce its second-annual independent pitch competition! With generous support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, as well as local businesses and partners, we will be awarding over $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to Michigan small businesses.

Register to Attend: official Macomb Pitch registration form