Macomb-OU INCubator
Velocity Collaboration Center
6633 Eighteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
(586) 884-9320
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In the News

Media
Coverage
2016

OU to Hold Ethical Hacker Certification Course
Oakland Press - 12/1/16
Oakland University in conjunction with Merit Professional Development and the Michigan Cyber Range have partnered to offer an introductory certified professional ethical hacker course from Monday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 9 at the Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range in Sterling Heights.

Coliant Group Company Graduates from Macomb-OU Incubator
Oakland University Magazine - Fall 2016
The Coliant Group, an electrical accessory developer, manufacturer and marketer, has gone from the startup phase to the growth phase after receiving incubation and acceleration services from the Macomb-Oakland University Incubator program.

Cyber Hub Announces Progress Since Opening
C&G - 11/28/16
Things are picking up speed at a recently opened cyber security hub associated with the Macomb-OU INCubator at the Velocity Collaboration Center in Sterling Heights.

Coupons Go High Tech
Corp! - 9/15/16
In decades past, shoppers who used coupons to save money had to use a primitive approach – they gathered reams of paper, sat at their dining room table and clipped out tiny rectangles over and over again. To say it was a frustrating process was an understatement.

Cyber-Security Certificate Courses Launching at Macomb-OU INCubator
MI Tech News - 8/31/16
The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator is launching the first cyber-security certificate courses at its Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber range powered by Merit Network, the nation’s largest unclassified training cyber range.

Lt. Gov. Calley Showcases Plan to Protect and Grow State's Defense Industry
Macomb Daily - 8/18/16
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley talks about a plan to protect and grow Michigan’s defense industry at a gathering at the Michigan Defense Center headquarters inside Velocity in Sterling Heights.

Leader in Protection: Incubator Teaches Security Officials to Recognize, Counter Cyber Attacks
Momentum - Macomb County - 8/16/16
It is no secret that the defense, automotive and advanced manufacturing sectors play a huge role in Macomb County's economy. The Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range serves these industries by helping educate businesses and start-up companies on how to protect themselves and their customers through cybersecurity efforts.

Going Global: Coliant CEO Says it Takes a Community to Grow an International Brand
Momentum - Macomb County - 8/16/16
Real estate is all about location, location, location. Turns out, it is also a key consideration for technology companies. 

Cyber-Security Certificate Courses launching at Macomb-OU Incubator
Rochester Patch - 8/10/16
Oakland U's first cyber-security certificate courses being offered at the Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range.

'Adopt-A-Biz': Law Firm Assists Startups with 'INCubator' Program
Detroit Legal News - 7/11/16
Blackbourne Worldwide - a woman-owned business with cutting-edge artificial intelligence and unique hacking approaches and techniques - has received the new Adopt-A-Biz program award from the Macomb-Oakland University INCubator program.

Macomb-OU INCubator Hosts BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
Michigan Business Network - 6/24/16
BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting hosting at Macomb-OU INCubator, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 8:30 until 2:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity Startup Wins Adopt-A-Biz Award from Macomb-OU INCubator
Crain's Detroit - 6/17/16
Detroit-based Blackbourne Worldwide, a startup company specializing in cybersecurity, has won the first Macomb-Oakland University INCubator Adopt-A-Biz program award. The company will receive a MAC-OU INC package, which includes incubation and acceleration services, a fully furnished office, capital services and assistance on the path to commercialization, all free for one year.

Connected Technologies Take Root in Macomb
Macomb Business Blog - 6/6/16
On Wednesday at the Mackinac Policy Conference, Gov. Rick Snyder introduced the state’s new Planet M initiative, which focuses on branding Michigan’s mobility assets, especially autonomous and connected vehicle technology.

Revamped and Relaunched: MADCAT.org
Macomb Business Blog - 6/1/16
Aiming to be a central source for news and events related to cybersecurity, the revamped
MADCAT (Michigan Automotive & Defense Cyber Assurance Team) website has officially launched at MADCAT.org.

Merit Network Seeks Proposals to Host Cybersecurity Hubs
Crain's Detroit - 5/2/16
Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. is asking various organizations to submit proposals to host new public hubs of the Michigan Cyber Range, a specialized networking and computer infrastructure facility and test program to hone security software and train cybersecurity professionals.

Macomb-Oakland University INCubator Adds Three New Consultants to Executive-in-Residence Program
MI Tech News - 4/21/16

The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator has added three new companies to its Executives-In-Residence program that allows commercialization clients to get 16 hours of consulting each month for free. The new consultants are Hunch Free, El Shaddai and Barnard will be located on site at Mac-OU INC.

Velocity Hub Grand Opening Highlights New Cybersecurity Asset
Macomb Business Blog - 3/24/16Friday, March 18 marked the grand opening of the Velocity Hub. This is the first secure cyber range in Michigan available to companies to test their technologies on early-stage connected products. It is an extension of the Michigan Cyber Range that is powered by Merit Network and managed by the Macomb-Oakland University INCubator (Mac-OU INC).

International Business Grows at Velocity Center
Crain's Detroit - 3/24/16
Three international businesses have landed and a fourth could come soon to the Velocity Collaboration Center in Sterling Heights, under a new pilot program to help foreign defense and security companies build a U.S. business footprint in the region.

MCC Innovation Fund Awards $225,000 to 3 Companies from Detroit, Brighton, Ann Arbor
Crain's Detroit - 3/24/16
Three companies from Livingston, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will receive a total of $225,000 in funding from Macomb Community College’s Innovation Fund, a $2.7 million fund financed by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. to spur economic development and job growth for Detroit-area entrepreneurs.

Secure Sterling Heights Lab Aims to Boost Cybersecurity
Detroit News - 3/18/16
Businesses are getting access to a new, secure computer lab that’s part of an effort to hone software and train specialists in cyberdefense.

Michigan Cyber Range Opens in Sterling Heights
Macomb Daily - 3/18/16
Helping state businesses fend off attacks in an increasingly volatile cyber world is the goal of a new program housed in Sterling Heights.

New Velocity Hub to Boost Cybersecurity, Businesses
C&G - 3/18/16
The city of Sterling Heights found some room within its 36.8 square miles to accommodate a new cyber space.

Officials Celebrate Launch of 'Michigan Cyber Range' at Velocity
Advisor & Source - 3/18/16
Helping state businesses fend off attacks in an increasingly volatile cyber world is the goal of a new program housed in Sterling Heights.

Secure Computer Lab Part of Effort to Boost Cybersecurity*
Colorado Springs Gazette - 3/18/16
Businesses are getting access to a new, secure computer lab in suburban Detroit that's part of an effort to hone software and train specialists in cyberdefense.

Secure Computer Lab Part of Effort to Boost Cybersecurity*
Miami Herald - 3/18/16
Businesses are getting access to a new, secure computer lab in suburban Detroit that's part of an effort to hone software and train specialists in cyberdefense.

Secure Computer Lab Part of Effort to Boost Cybersecurity*
WWMT - 3/18/16
Businesses are getting access to a new, secure computer lab in suburban Detroit that's part of an effort to hone software and train specialists in cyberdefense.

*This article appeared in 70 additional publications nationwide.

The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator Launches a Comprehensive Cybersecurity Initiative
Macomb Business Blog - 3/14/16
As the state of Michigan strategically executes its Michigan Cyber Initiative, a new, unclassified hub of the Michigan Cyber Range (MCR), powered by Merit Network, has been developed at the Velocity Center, home of the Macomb-Oakland University INCubator (Mac-OU INC).

Sterling Heights Hub to Offer Cyber Defense Platform for Businesses
DBusiness - 2/24/16
The Michigan Cyber Range, a program offering businesses a security software testing platform and courses to train against cyber attacks, will launch next month in Sterling Heights, with plans to open three or more hubs in Michigan by the end of the year.

Macomb-OU INCubator Welcomes JetCo as a Collaborative Partner!
Michigan Business Network - 2/22/16
The opening of their Southeast Michigan offices co-locates them with another contracting industry leader, Logistic Specialities, Inc (LSI).

Michigan Cyber Range to Open Doors to Businesses Wanting to Learn to Stop Hackers
Crain's Detroit - 2/21/16
The Michigan Cyber Range, a test program to hone security software and train new specialists in cyberdefense, opens its doors to the local business community next month in Sterling Heights.

Macomb-OU INCubator's Capital Raise Meetups: Let Mac-OU INC Show You The Money!
Macomb Business Blog - 2/19/16
The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator (Mac-OU INC) recognizes that one of the largest needs of entrepreneurs is capital, so we created Capital Raise Meetup seminars to steer these small-business owners in the right direction.

Macomb-OU INCubator Presents: Lean Green Belt Certificate Programs
MI Tech News - 2/18/16
As part of Oakland University’s Lean Diversification Program and endorsed by the Michigan Lean Consortium, the Macomb-OU INCubator is offering two Green Belt Certificate Programs for business managers looking to develop excellence, nurture innovation, efficiently allocate resources, and eliminate waste.

Macomb County Business Awards Honor Innovation, Creativity and Diversification
C&G - 2/12/16
The current and next wave of businesses to lead Macomb County in an economic upswing were honored at the Macomb County Business Awards breakfast Feb. 9 at Fern Hill Golf Club in Clinton Township.

Macomb-OU INCubator Offers Money Advice to Entrepreneurs
Crain's Detroit - 2/11/16
The Macomb-OU Incubator in Sterling Heights is holding what it bills as a capital-raise meetup on March 1.

Macomb-OU INCubator Expands Offerings to its Community of Startups
MetroMode
- 2/4/16
The Macomb-OU INCubator is expanding its offerings to the startups that utilize its space and services. The most recent addition is Accutrak Consulting & Accounting Services to its Executives-in-Residence program.

City, Chamber Look for Sharp Sterling Edge Nominations
C&G - 2/3/16
A partnership between the city of Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry is poised to be a boon to some local businesses.

Macomb Business Awards Breakfast Tickets on Sale
Macomb Daily - 1/16/16
Tickets are on sale for the 4th annual Macomb County Business Award breakfast, to be held 8-10 a.m. Feb. 9 at Fern Hill Golf Club in Clinton Township.

Accutrak Joins Executive-in-Residence Program at Macomb-OU INCubator
MI Tech News - 1/13/16
Accutrak Consulting & Accounting Services has joined the Executives-in-Residence program at Macomb-OU INCubator. As a part of the program, Accutrak will be located on site at Mac-OU INC to provide complimentary consultation to Mac-OU INC client companies.

Intro to Coding Workshop Jan. 26 in Sterling Heights at Macomb-OU INCubator
Macomb Daily - 1/5/16
Grand Circus Detroit and the Macomb-OU Incubator have partnered to offer a free Introduction to Coding workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Intro to Coding Workshop Jan. 26 in Sterling Heights at Macomb-OU INCubator
Daily Tribune - 1/5/16
Grand Circus Detroit and the Macomb-OU Incubator have partnered to offer a free Introduction to Coding workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 26.


2015

Macomb-OU INCubator Offers PMI Management Courses
MI Tech News - 12/10/15
Map-N-Tour, a Midland-based company that develops three-dimensional, interactive maps and other virtual experience applications for web, mobile and tablet devices that can be customized by clients, was recently awarded $11,600 in business accelerator funds through the Macomb-OU INCubator.

Midland-based Map-N-Tour Receives Business Accelerator Funding
Our Midland
- 12/7/15
Map-N-Tour, a Midland-based company that develops three-dimensional, interactive maps and other virtual experience applications for web, mobile and tablet devices that can be customized by clients, was recently awarded $11,600 in business accelerator funds through the Macomb-OU INCubator.

VizBe Aims to Help Employees Achieve Their Goals Through Visualization
Model D Media - 12/1/15

Natalia Petraszczuk believes that people can will themselves to better things by consistently visualizing their goals -- so much so that last spring she launched a startup, VizBe, around the idea.

Kasich Visits Michigan as Super Pac Releases First Anti-Trump Ad
WMUK - 11/23/15

Ohio Gov. John Kasich brought his presidential campaign to southeast Michigan on Monday.

Trump Backs off Kasich Attacks in Ohio
USA Today - 11/23/15

Donald Trump largely backed away from his dayslong feud with John Kasich in a rally Monday in the Ohio governor’s backyard.

Ohio Politics Now: Kasich Campaign Says More to Come in Attacks Against Trump
The Columbus Dispatch - 11/24/15

Want to know what’s happening in Ohio government and politics from Columbus to Washington, D.C.? The Columbus Dispatch has the news for you.

Kasich Sets Himself Apart from Trump at Michigan Campaign Appearance
The Toledo Blade - 11/23/15

Gov. John Kasich said the differences he has with GOP presidential rival Donald Trump are strictly about the issues and suggested the New York billionaire’s political appeal would not last, during a campaign stop today in Michigan.

Michigan Seen as Big Prize for Primary Candidates
Detroit Free Press - 11/23/15
Even though it’s more than three months until Michigan’s presidential primary and the state is 21st in line to vote for its favorite Republican or Democratic candidate, some presidential campaigns are pinning big hopes on the Great Lakes state.

Bad Blood Boils Between Kasich, Trump
Detroit Free Press - 11/23/15

Ohio Gov. John Kasich came to Michigan on Monday while rival Republican front-runner Donald Trump traveled to Ohio for a Monday night rally. 

Macomb-OU INCubator Awards Grant to Map-N-Tour
Macomb Daily - 11/20/15

A company that provides virtual-experience applications for Web, mobile and tablet devices recently received a grant for $11,600 from the MAComb-OU INCubator. 

GOP Hopeful Kasich Plans Visit to Sterling Heights
Detroit News - 11/20/15

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is returning to Michigan Monday for a business incubator tour in Macomb County, according to his campaign, as well as a fundraiser in downtown Detroit.

Business Leaders in the News
Detroit Free Press - 11/15/15

Beth Gotthelf, the director of innovation and external relations at Butzel Long, was elected president of the Michigan Israel Business Bridge. She was on the MIBB board of directors and vice president of the executive council. She is executive-in-residence with the Macomb-OU INCubator and on the board of the Better Business Bureau.

Banza, a Detroit Startup, Wins Big $500,000 Prize
Detroit Free Press - 11/14/15
Not many entrepreneurs enjoy the early-stage affirmation that Detroit-based Banza has won. Earlier this month, Banza, a producer of chickpea gluten-free pasta, won the $500,000 grand prize in the annual Accelerate Michigan contest that supports entrepreneurial startup firms in the state.

Flipsi Wins Macomb Pitch Contest for Small Business
MI Tech News - 10/29/15
The Macomb-OU INCubator awarded more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes at Macomb Pitch: A Competition for Small Businesses. First prize went to Flipsi, makers of a bottle that flips inside-out, eliminating any hard-to-reach surfaces, with a patent-pending, food-grade and BPA-free silicone and plastic design.

Flipsi Wins First Prize at Macomb-OU INC Pitch Contest
Crain's Detroit - 10/9/15
Flipsi, an Ann Arbor company that makes a patent-pending food-grade plastic baby bottle that can be turned inside-out for easy cleaning, won the first-place prize of $7,000 Thursday night at a pitch contest at the Macomb-OU INCubator in Sterling Heights. 

Macomb-OU INCubator Selects Pitch Competitors
Macomb Daily - 10/9/15
Eight Michigan-based companies will have the chance to pitch their businesses and receive financial assistance at the Macomb Pitch for small business competition that will take place 5-8 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Macomb-OU INCubator at Velocity Collaboration Center, 6633 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights.

8 Finalists Named for Macomb Pitch Competition Finals Oct. 8
MI Tech News - 9/29/15
DetectIR Technologies, Flipsi, FoodJunky, GolfClicks, KTISIS, StenDev, Transition Coordination Services and VizBe are the eight finalists selected for the Macomb Pitch 2015 competition Oct. 8.

Macomb-OU INCubator Pitch Competition Deadline Nears
Oakland Press - 7/29/15
The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator pitch competition deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3. With support of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and local businesses and partners, the Macomb-OU INCubator will award $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to winning Michigan high-growth technology businesses with $2.5 million or less in revenue and in business for thre years or less.

Macomb-OU INCubator to Host Technology Business Pitch Competition
Crain's Detroit - 7/29/15
The Macomb-OU Incubator is getting ready to launch its second small-business pitch competition with $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. The Macomb Pitch is looking for Michigan-based high-growth, technology startup companies to submit an initial application by 5 p.m. Monday. Companies must not have more than $2.5 million in revenue and be in business three years or less.

Five Startup Businesses Receive Funding Through MCC
C&G - 7/29/15
Last May, Mahesh Lunani left his position as vice president of a large corporation to pursue the goal of starting his own company. It was a gamble, but one that is paying off. Lunani was among five business owners named as recipients of the inaugural round of awards from the Innovation Fund Macomb Community College, powered by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Macomb Innovation Fund Hands Out Inaugural Awards
Macomb Daily - 7/21/15
A Macomb Community College and JPMorgan Chase program has given $275,000 to five Detroit-area startups as part of an effort to help stimulate economic development and job growth.

Macomb Community College-J.P. Morgan Chase Fund Awards $275,000 to 5 Tech Businesses
Crain's Detroit - 7/21/15
Five Oakland and Macomb county startup tech businesses have received $275,000 in funding through the $2.7 million Innovation Fund, a joint effort between Macomb Community College and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Sterling Heights Firm Earns Incubator Grant
Macomb Daily - 7/20/15
A Sterling Heights firm recently received a $21,000 grant to help it develop its trademarked carrier and mounting system. The Macomb-OU Incubator helped secure the Business Accelerator Funds grant for Rayomar Enterprises of Sterling Heights.

Sterling Heights Firm Earns Incubator Grant
Oakland Press - 7/20/15
A Sterling Heights firm recently received a $21,000 grant to help it develop its trademarked carrier and mounting system. The Macomb-OU Incubator helped secure the Business Accelerator Funds grant for Rayomar Enterprises of Sterling Heights.

Sterling Heights Settles Contacts with Two Unions
Macomb Daily - 7/17/15
Agreements between the city of Sterling Heights and two employee groups have been finalized. Earlier this month, the Sterling Heights City Council approved a collective bargaining agreement and memorandums of understanding with the Michigan Associations of Public Employees supervisory employees union.

Five Businesses Awarded for Showing Their Edge
C&G News - 6/10/15
Five local businesses recently took a breather from their busyness to receive recognition from the city of Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

International Business Grows at Velocity Center
Crain's Detroit - 5/24/15
Three international businesses have landed and a fourth could come soon to the Velocity Collaboration Center in Sterling Heights, under a new pilot program to help foreign defense and security companies build a U.S. business footprint in the region.

(EO)2 Fastener Creates Streamlined Car-Top Transport System
MetroMode - 5/14/15
Richard Rayos had a stroke of inspiration the fall of 2009. The metro Detroit resident worked in robotics and the automotive industries, but his true passion was for the outdoors.

Investors Share Pitching Secrets at Michigan Venture Roundtable
Michipreneur - 5/12/15
How do you perfect your pitch for investment? This week at the Southeast Michigan Venture Roundtable investors will gather to let small businesses and entrepreneurs in on the a few vital tips.

Significant Metro Detroit Defense Contract Wins Over Past 30 Years
Crain's Detroit - 5/10/15
The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator, aiding mainly defense- and homeland-security-themed startups, opens at the former Venture Industries building on 15 Mile Road in Sterling Heights, then moves to a site north of 14 Mile in 2009 and into the current Velocity Collaboration Center over a year later.

Investors to Share Secrets at Venture Roundtable in Waterford
Oakland Press - 5/6/15
FundingPost’s Angel Investor & Venture Capitalist Event for Entrepreneurs is 2-6 p.m. May 14 at the Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Building 41W, Waterford Township.

Butzel Long Plans U.S. Export Control Regulation Event
DBusiness - 4/17/15
Butzel Long will be hosting a luncheon April 23, discussing the updates to the U.S Export Control Regulations, giving Michigan businesses insight and overview of the new regulations.

OU Aligns with Six Other State Schools to Drive Technology Transfer Efforts
News at OU - 4/7/15
Colleges and universities have always been wellsprings of ideas and innovation. Converting those breakthroughs into success in the wider marketplace — where the public can enjoy the benefits — requires planning, strategy and more than a little promotional know-how. 

Supporting Economic Development: New Partnership Brings International Landing Zone to Macomb County
OU Focus - Macomb County Magazine - Spring 2015
Last fall, the Mac-OU INC staff collaborated with Macomb County and the Michigan Defense Center to create a "landing zone" in its Velocity Collaboration Center home in Michigan's defense corridor.

Incubator Offers Tips at Program
Macomb Daily - 2/25/15
Small businesses and entrepreneurs can learn about available resources and funding with an introduction to the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that makes more than 2.4 billion in high risk, non-diluitve capital available to innovative small companies every year.

KTISIS Doubles Staff as it Develops Natural Gas Technology
MetroMode - 2/19/15
KTISIS is a growing startup that is both diversifying Metro Detroit's economy and catering to its strongest economic asset.

Sterling Heights Firm to Develop Gas Tank Supporting Compressed, Liquefied Natural Gas
DBusiness - 2/11/15
Sterling Heights-based Ktisis — named for the Greek word meaning “creating a new process” — is looking to reduce fleet operating costs with the development of a gas tank system that supports both compressed and liquefied natural gas.

Macomb-OU INCubator Secures Funds for Sterling Heights Firm
Macomb Daily - 2/9/15
The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator recently received $15,000 in state funds to assist KTISIS, a Sterling Heights engineering company.

MCC Head Declares 'New Normal' in Macomb County Economy
C&G - 1/22/15
Dr. Jim Jacobs believes that the status quo of Macomb County’s economy has changed. For Jacobs, the president of Macomb Community College and a longtime local economist, this theme is at the heart of the county’s outlook during the year ahead.

International Landing Zone Seeks Defense Industry Applicants
DBusiness - 1/22/15
The International Landing Zone in Sterling Heights is seeking applications for its first tenants: defense and homeland security companies interested in setting up or expanding operations in the U.S.

10 Finalists Chosen for Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship Challenge
Crain's Detroit - 1/15/15
Ten finalists have been chosen for the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship Challenge, now in its 15th year. Finalists include John Lopes, Microcide Inc. of Sterling Heights, a maker of nontoxic antimicrobial products.


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2016

Oakland University to Present 'Ethical Hacker' Course at Velocity Hub
November 15
Oakland University has partnered with Merit Professional Development and the Michigan Cyber Range to offer an introductory Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH) course on the fundamentals of penetration testing and ethical hacking from Dec. 5-9 at the Velocity Center in Sterling Heights.

Macomb-OU Incubator Celebrates with Client Company Dataspeed for a Successful Grand Opening
October 5
Former Macomb-Oakland University Incubator client company Dataspeed Inc celebrated the grand opening of their corporate headquarters in Rochester Hills with a formal ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 27.

Cyber-Security certificate courses launching at Macomb-OU Incubator
August 8
The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator is launching the first cyber-security certificate courses at its Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range (MCR), powered by the Merit Network.

Macomb-OU Incubator Graduates Client Company Coliant Group
August 5
The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator recently graduated the Coliant Group from its incubator program as the company moved out of the incubator and into a nearby facility in Sterling Heights.

Macomb-OU Incubator Hosts Reception for SAE Battelle CyberAuto Challenge
August 3
The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator was host to the SAE Battelle CyberAuto Challenge reception on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Mac-OU Inc was the ideal host, as it now manages the secure, unclassified and publicly-accessible Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range, the first of its kind in Michigan for businesses to test and validate their connected products.

Macomb-OU Incubator Hosts Renowned Cybersecurity Expert at the Velocity Hub
August 3
The Macomb-Oakland University Incubator was host to Pieter Zatko, a network security expert, open source programmer, writer, and hacker, on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Otherwise known as Mudge, this high-profile cybersecurity expert is a prominent former member of the L0pht, a noteworthy hacker think tank, as well as the hacking cooperative, the Cult of the Dead Cow.

Macomb-OU INCubator Presents Guided Capture the Flag Cyber Course
July 14
As part of the Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range (MCR), the Macomb-Oakland University INCubator is presenting its first cyber-security course, Guided Capture the Flag (CTF).

Macomb-OU INCubator Awarded $13,700 for Client VizBe
June 29
The Macomb-OU INCubator (Mac-OU INC) was recently awarded $13,700 in Business Accelerator Funds (BAF) to provide accelerator services to client company VizBe.

Macomb-OU INCubator Launches Adopt-A-Biz Program, Awards Cybersecurity Company
June 17
The Macomb-OU INCubator has named Blackbourne Worldwide as the recipient of its new Adopt-A-Biz program award. Blackbourne is a woman-owned business with cutting-edge artificial intelligence and unique hacking approaches and techniques. 

Three New Companies Join Macomb-OU INCubator's Executive-in-Residence Program
April 21
The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator (Mac-OU INC) has expanded its Executives-in-Residence (EIR) program with the addition of Hunch Free, a marketing agency; El Shaddai Consulting, a human resources agency; and Paul Barnard, a homeland security specialist.

Macomb-OU INCubator Awarded $22,240 for Client Medar Corporation
April 12
The Macomb-OU INCubator (Mac-OU INC) was recently awarded $22,240 in Business Accelerator Funds (BAF) to provide accelerator services to client company Medar Corporation. Mac-OU INC is the top business accelerator in garnering BAF dollars to assist client companies.

The Macomb-OU INCubator Presents Lean Green Belt Certificate Programs
February 22
As part of Oakland University's Lean Diversification Program and endorsed by the Michigan Lean Consortium, the Macomb-OU INCubator is offering two Green Belt Certificate Programs for business managers looking to develop excellence, nurture innovation, efficiently allocate resources, and eliminate waste.

Macomb-OU INCubator Seminar to Focus on Export Controls & Encryption
February 16
The Macomb-OU INCubator invites high-tech small businesses to reduce the barriers to entry in developing encryption hardware and software tools at an upcoming seminar with Miller Canfield on Thursday, March 10.

Accutrak Services joins Macomb-OU INCubator's Executive-in-Residence Program January 13
The Macomb-OU INCubator (Mac-OU INC) has kicked off 2016 with an addition to the Executives-in-Residence (EIR) program, Accutrak Consulting & Accounting Services.


2015

Project Management Certificate Course offered at the Macomb-OU INCubator December 10
The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator (Mac-OU INC) will host their second annual Project Management Principles Certificate Course through Oakland University's Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) in January 2016.

Macomb-OU INCubator awarded $11,600 for client Map-N-Tour
November 18
The Macomb-OU INCubator (Mac-OU INC) was recently awarded $11,600 in Business Accelerator Funds (BAF) to provide accelerator services to client company Map-N-Tour.

Macomb-OU INCubator awarded $21,050 for client RAYOMAR
July 17
The Macomb-OU INCubator (Mac-OU INC) was recently awarded $21,050 in Business Accelerator Funds (BAF) to provide accelerator services to client company RAYOMAR Enterprises of Sterling Heights.

Macomb-OU INCubator awarded $15,000 for client KTISIS
February 6
The Macomb-OU INCubator was recently awarded $15,000 in Business Accelerator Funds (BAF) to provide accelerator services to client company KTISIS of Sterling Heights.

International Landing Zone opportunity now open for applications
January 20
The International Landing Zone (ILZ) at the Velocity Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan, is now open for applications, due by February 6. Spearheaded by the Michigan Defense Center, this project is in collaboration with the Macomb-OU INCubator and Macomb County.


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