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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013


Accomplished inventor and innovator to share story of success

     Sterling Heights, Mich. – Scott Badenoch, founder and CEO of Badenoch LLC and recent recipient of a Michigan Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Matching Funds Program award, will bring his message and the story of founding Badenoch LLC to the Macomb-OU INCubator's Fireside Chat Series on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

     In 2002, Badenoch ended a 30-year career in product development and marketing at ITW, Raychem, General Motors and Delphi to join the professional faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

     Throughout his career, he ran advanced groups developing new concepts, technologies and markets, including the angioplasty balloon, the FASTEX plastic buckle, construction fasteners, automotive electronic stability control, the repositioning of the Cadillac brand and survivable military vehicles.

     In 2005, he founded Badenoch LLC to work on defense and energy projects. Clients have included major corporations, private equity groups, individuals, institutes, and the United States government and military. He holds more than 150 records of invention, patents and trade secrets and is the winner of the Kettering Award for technical innovation in the auto industry.

     The Fireside Chat Series is designed to encourage discussion and help entrepreneurs gain inside knowledge from those who have 'been there' and 'done that.' Admission to Badenoch's presentation, which begins at noon on Dec. 10, is free and open to the public. Discussion and questions are encouraged as part of the event.

     The incubator is located in the Velocity building at 6633 Eighteen Mile Road in Sterling Heights. Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by contacting Joan Carleton at (586) 884-9324 or e-mailing to macINC@oakland.edu.

     The Macomb-OU INCubator provides comprehensive development and support to startup and emerging businesses with a focus on the defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. For more information, visit the incubator website at oakland.edu/macombouinc.

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     The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator provides entrepreneurial resources, business solutions, and access to student interns and proactive support to businesses at every stage, in an effort to help start-ups on their path to success. The INCubator's goal is to create jobs and advance the development of businesses with obtaining necessary financing for growth, business strategy, consultation, access to appropriate rental space, shared business services, and equipment and technology support services in the areas of defense, homeland security and advanced manufacturing.

     Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 139 bachelor's degree programs and 127 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and The Honors College. Visit Oakland University on the Web at oakland.edu.