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Calendar of Events

Starting Up: An Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Support System in Michigan

July 19, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Starting Up explores several of the resources within the State of Michigan to help you start and/or grow your high-tech innovation. From business formation and growth to technology commercialization, there are resources available to help you achieve the utmost success. Items for discussion include business incubators, SmartZones, various support services, university technology acceleration and commercialization, and funding programs. Mark Ignash, Mac-OU INC's client support administrator and strategist, will provide a formal presentation with a question and answer period. For more tailored information for your company, additional follow-up options include one-on-one appointments at a later date.

Registration: Visit the official Starting Up registration page

Guided Capture the Flag: Introduction to Hacking Tools, Techniques and Forensics

July 21, 8 - 5 p.m.

Velocity Hub of the Michigan Cyber Range
Cost: $500 Merit Members/$625 Non Members
Students attending member universities qualify for member price. 

This one-of-a-kind event is a hands-on, experiential Capture the Flag (CTF) coupled with real-time training on the tools and operating systems needed to successfully work through each challenge. Six different modules allow students to learn the fundamentals of hacking tools, techniques and methodologies and use open-source tools to fire off live attacks on networked systems in real time.

The guided CTF is hosted on the Michigan Cyber Range, the nation's largest unclassified training cyber range, and will allow students to perform live scans and exploits with no danger of leakage onto production networks. Each student will have a unique experience based on the methodologies they deploy and the systems they target, but students can expect to learn and deploy the concepts below. Participants that want to work at their own pace are encouraged to do so!

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Linux/Kali Linux Tools
  • Kali Command Prompt
  • Tool Selection
  • Password Exploitation & Storage
  • SQL Vulnerabilities
  • Scanning & Enumeration
  • Proxy Chaining
  • Traffic Sniffing & Manipulation

Registration: Visit Merit.edu/courses-events/Guided-Capture-the-Flag

Intro to Coding

August 4, 9 - 12 p.m.

Presented by Grand Circus Detroit

This Intro to Coding workshop is a free workshop designed for folks who are curious about coding, but who have little to no experience. This workshop is the perfect class to learn the programming foundations needed to eventually build a website or mobile app. While you won't leave the workshop a developer, you will leave with an understaing of code needed to learn any programming language.

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 as soon as you can. 

Registration: Visit the official Grand Circus EventBrite

Starting Up: An Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Support System in Michigan

August 16, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Starting Up explores several of the resources within the State of Michigan to help you start and/or grow your high-tech innovation. From business formation and growth to technology commercialization, there are resources available to help you achieve the utmost success. Items for discussion include business incubators, SmartZones, various support services, university technology acceleration and commercialization, and funding programs. Mark Ignash, Mac-OU INC's client support administrator and strategist, will provide a formal presentation with a question and answer period. For more tailored information for your company, additional follow-up options include one-on-one appointments at a later date.

Registration: Visit the official Starting Up registration page

Capital Raise Meetup

September 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. Mike will provide a group presentation, as well as individually help each present company to determine their needs.

Registration: Visit the official Capital Raise Meetup registration page