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CLIENT COMPANY SPOTLIGHT
MICROCIDE INC.

The Macomb-OU INCubator is pleased to welcome their newest on-site client company! Microcide Inc. is a Michigan-based technology company, dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of antimicrobial products for households, personal care, health care and food industries. These patented no-rinse surface-sanitizing products are non-toxic, environmentally friendly, EPA and USDA approved, and effective against antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. In addition, they can replace presently available carcinogens generating chlorinated, toxic and/or free radical-producing oxidizing agents, as well as cholinesterase-inhibiting quaternary ammonium-based products.



MICROCIDE

MAC-OU INC HAPPENINGS
INTRODUCING STARTGRID TO SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN!

Mac-OU INC is honored to announce its participation in the Detroit Regional Chamber's Startgrid initiative as a launch partner! This exciting new development is a collaborative community for entrepreneurs, bringing people together to test, share and grow ideas that will change the world. Entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and mentors are invited to have discussions, gather feedback, and get advice.




NEWEST CLIENT BENEFIT: INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD

The Macomb-OU INCubator has purchased a large interactive whiteboard, available for use by all Mac-OU INC tenants and clients. This is an interactive display in which a computer's desktop is projected onto the board's surface where users can control the computer using a stylus device. Uses may include running software or capturing and saving notes.



MICHIGAN DARPA MD.MFP
GRID LOGIC - SEEKING EMPLOYEES

Grid Logic, MD.MFP matching funds recipient, is seeking to fill the following positions:

Electrical Engineer     Lab Scientist     Principal Investigator     Software Engineer

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Mike Brennan at mkbrenna@oakland.edu.


EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE NEWS

BUTZEL LONG: "HEALTH CARE REFORM PLAY-OR-PAY REQUIREMENTS PARTIALLY DELAYED, SCALED BACK, AND CLARIFIED UNDER NEW FINAL REGULATIONS"

Beginning in 2015, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Health Care Reform') generally requires certain large employers to pay a tax penalty for every month in which the employer fails to offer substantially all full-time employees and their dependents adequate health coverage that is affordable and provides minimum value, if a full-time employee enrolls in health coverage through a governmental health insurance exchange ("Exchange") and qualifies for a premium tax credit or subsidy ("Play-or-Pay penalties.")



NDIA MEMBERSHIP NETWORKING SOCIAL
MARCH 4, 5:30-8:30 PM
GM HERITAGE CENTER, STERLING HEIGHTS
Cost: $15 government, $30 industry
Open to current members, guests, and individuals interested in membership.

Attendees will enjoy a strolling buffet with heavy hors d'oeuvres, premium adult beverages, entertainment, and guest speakers from the local defense community, all with the brackdrop of current and vintage automobiles on display.

Visit ndia-mich.org to register.

NDIA ACADEMIC STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

The NDIA Michigan Chapter is offering scholastic scholarships of $1,000 per recipient to competitive high school and college students pursuing education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.

For specific eligibility requirements, more information and to apply, visit ndia-mich.org. Applications will be accepted through March 7, 2014.

VELOCITY HAPPENINGS
MACOMB COUNTY RECOGNIZES BUSINESSES: RECIPIENTS IN SEVEN CATEGORIES NAMED
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: STEPHEN CASSIN, DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

A sell-out crowd of nearly 400 gathered in Warren on Feb. 11 for the Home in Macomb Business Awards.

Tom LaSorda, former CEO of Chrysler Corporation and founder of the venture capital firm IncWell, opened the event as the keynote speaker. With more than three decades of experience as a business leader, he encouraged the crowd to keep pushing forward to build their businesses, to nurture their workforces and to elevate their standing within the community.

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PARTNER HAPPENINGS
 
TEDXOAKLANDUNIVERSITY (WHERE X = INDEPENDENTLY ORGANIZED TED EVENT)

At the TEDxOaklandUniversity event on March 15, expect to enjoy TEDTalks from inspiring indivuals such as Jenenne Whitfield of the Heidelberg Project and Dr. Terri Orbuch aka The Love Doctor. In addition, time will be given to enjoy the open exhibits and displays as well as the TEDx Labs, an interactive and eye-catching set of displays to inspire innovation and creativity. Mac-OU INC is enthusiastically joining in on the fun with a TEDx Lab display. If you are chosen as one of the lucky 100 TEDxOU attendees, please stop by!


GOOGLE GLASS COMPETITION AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

Oakland University students have been invited to become Google Glassware developers by identifying and developing concepts for game-changing technology in the School of Business Administration's Google Glass App Development Team Competition. Through this Glassware competition, teams are challenged to identify a unique-to-Glass app idea and develop it to proof of concept using the Glass Development Kit following the competition guidelines. Mac-OU INC team members look forward to witnessing many innovative ideas as they judge the competition!




MAC-OU INC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JULIE GUSTAFSON AND MARKETING MANAGER JOAN CARLETON, HAVING FUN TRYING ON THE GOOGLE GLASS!

MACOMB REGIONAL PTAC TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR 2014
SERVIING HURON, LAPEER, MACOMB, SANILAC, ST. CLAIR AND TUSCOLA COUNTIES

Did you know the federal government purchases more than $250 billion of goods and services a year? Find out what it takes to successfully sell your goods and services to the federal government through the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, or PTAC. Topics to be covered include the following: Classifying your Product or Service, Getting Registered on SAM, Small Business Initiatives, Marketing Strategies, Finding Opportunities and Laws and Regulations.

Visit macomb.edu/ptac for more information on the Macomb Regional PTAC's training seminars on the contracting process.



Macomb-OU INCubator at Velocity Collaboration Center
6633 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Phone: (586) 884-9320 | macINC@oakland.edu




FEBRUARY 2014



UPCOMING EVENTS

"Foreign Military Sales and ITAR Requirements"
Coffee & Contracting
March 4, 7:30 - 12 p.m.

Capital Raise Meetup
Mike Brennan
March 11, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

TEDx Oakland University
Human Health Building
March 15, 9 - 4 p.m.

"Twitter for Business 101"
Social Media Club Detroit
March 18, 9 - 10 a.m.

"Buying and Selling a Business in Michigan"

Lunch & Launch
John Carter, Witzke Berry Carter & Wander
March 20, 12 - 1 p.m.

Capital Raise Meetup
Mike Brennan
April 1, 9:30 - 11 a.m.












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