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CLIENT COMPANY SPOTLIGHT
GOLDEN PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Green-technology company Golden Products & Services LLC (Golden) was launched in January 2013 at the Macomb-OU INCubator by two Oakland University (OU) alumni. Their prior collaboration with OU's Center for Robotics and Unmanned Intelligence Systems (CRUIS) through the Oakland Robotics Association was overseen by the OU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, specifically Dr. Ka C Cheok. This collaboration focused on research for the Klovstad Mechatronics Transmission and revolved into Golden.




MAC-OU INC POSITIVE IMPACT
We invite you to view a video highlighting Mac-OU INC, courtesy of the City of Sterling Heights video production team. It is a great representation of our program offerings and client successes!


MAC-OU INC HAPPENINGS
MACOMB PITCH: A COMPETITION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Mac-OU INC's first independent pitch competition is scheduled for this December, with $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes! Those interested in participating should contact Joan Carleton at macINC@oakland.edu. More information on criteria and the application process will be available soon.


SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AWARD FINALIST

Mac-OU INC has been selected as a finalist for the Small Business Administration's (SBA's) accelerator competition. Accelerators, specifically those that fill geographical gaps in the accelerator and entrepreneurial ecosystem space, have been invited to compete for prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $2.5 million in awards overall.

As a finalist, Mac-OU INC created a video for the final judging round. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel to check it out!

THE RAVE CAVE AT THE DEFENSE CORRIDOR CENTER FOR COLLABORATION AND SYNERGY


Mac-OU INC Executive Director, Julie Gustafson, along with Mark Vanderpool, City Manager of Sterling Heights, recently enjoyed a tour of the RAVE CAVE, located at the Defense Corridor Center for Collaboration and Synergy (DC3S) in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The tour was provided by Ron Lamparter, the founder of DC3S, and the RAVE CAVE Director, Arthur Adlam.

The RAVE CAVE, or Reconfigurable Center for Automated Virtual Environments, has a number of powerful modeling, simulation and visualization software products. This includes a simulation of the International

Space Station, of which both Gustafson and Vanderpool had the opportunity to take a walk on while looking out at the earth, space and a lot of stars.



CLIENT NEWS

MACOMB-OU INCUBATOR AWARDED $27,000 FOR CLIENT 401K GPS LLC

The Macomb-OU INCubator was recently awarded $27,000 in Business Accelerator Funds (BAF) to provide accelerator services to client company 401K GPS™ LLC. The Macomb-OU INCubator remains one of the top business accelerators in garnering State of Michigan Business Accelerator Fund dollars to assist client companies.

"Our experience with Mac-OU INC has been stellar, particularly the coaching and support of Mike Brennan. He has provided clarity and creativity as we redefine and grow our business, and he shepherded us through the BAF process efficiently and effectively. We're pleased with our Mac-OU INC partnership, and look forward to next steps in accelerating the growth of 401K GPS™," said John Eaton, 401K GPS™ General Manager.

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MICHIGAN DARPA MD.MFP
MD.MFP AT DEF CON 22

Mac-OU INC's Michigan Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Matching Funds Program (MD.MFP) Market Development Manager, Stacey Frankovich, recently attended DEF CON 22, the world's largest annual hacker convention. Since 1993, DEF CON has invaded Las Vegas with a strong following of computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, security researchers and hackers. MD.MFP is seeking to assist Michigan teams participating in the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) through MD.MFP-designated Challenge Funding Support. Therefore, this was the ideal promotion location for Michigan-based competitors. In addition, immersing oneself in the target market was an eye-opening learning opportunity.


 
UNDERSTANDING & NAVIGATING DARPA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, A MICHIGAN SPONSORED WORKSHOP

The Michigan Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Matching Funds Program (MD.MFP) final training for 2014 is officially scheduled for September 24, 10-5 p.m., at Ann Arbor SPARK Central. The purpose of the workshop is to provide attendees a broad overview of the DARPA program and teach them how to navigate the application process to compete for and win contracts. Seating is extremely limited for this free event. For questions and registration, contact Stacey Frankovich at frankovi@oakland.edu.

AUGUST OPPORTUNITY INSIGHTS SHEET

The Opportunity Insights Sheet is an aid for all small businesses wanting to work with DARPA and MD.MFP. It highlights actively targeted solicitations; open office-wide unsolicited ideas; trend analysis and observations; and notes, news and insight.

View the Opportunity Insights Sheet for August via michigandarpa.org.

MAC-OU INC STAFF HIGHLIGHTS

MAC-OU INC'S BUSINESS MANAGER ACCEPTED INTO PRESTIGIOUS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Mac-OU INC's Business Manager, Rachel Louzon, has been accepted into Leadership Macomb's LM XVIII class. Beginning on September 17, this 10-month program brings together leaders from numerous institutions, disciplines and backgrounds to obtain relevant, in-depth information about Macomb County, develop long-term business relationships and strengthen their leadership characteristics. Since 1996, over 600 individuals representing more than 120 organizations have participated in the Leadership Macomb program.



EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE NEWS
BUTZEL LONG: COURT RULES CFIUS NATIONAL SECURITY REVIEW PROCESS TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Foreign companies seeking to invest in the United States received welcome news last week when a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the federal government's process for reviewing foreign investments in the United States is unconstitutional. Ralls Corp. v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, et al., No. 13-5315 (D.C. Cir. July 15, 2014). The court held that when the federal government decides to impose national security-related requirements on a foreign investor, the government must share unclassified evidence supporting its decision so that the investor has an opportunity to review and rebut the evidence. While the implications of this decision are still to be sorted out, its effect is certain to be far-reaching.



JIM RUMA: DEFENSE ARTICLE OF INTEREST

Two local Prime defense contractors received US Army Future Fighting Vehicle funding to continue developing technologies from the canceled Ground Combat Vehicle program. The referenced article indicates that BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems will evaluate/perform infantry fighting vehicle concepts, technology assessments, system architecture refinement, and trade/integration/technology risk analyses. Reference to employment of engineers is also made. Supplier reference links include BAE Systems and General Dymanics Land Systems.

InsideDefense.com: "Army Awards BAE Systems, General Dynamics GCV 'Bridge' Contracts"






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






AUGUST 2014



UPCOMING EVENTS


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

Defense Contracting Series: "Teaming with Prime Contractors"
In Collaboration with Logistic Specialties, Inc (LSI) and the Michigan Defense Center
September 11, 9 - 11 a.m.

Search Engine Optimization for Business 101
Social Media Club Detroit
September 23, 9 - 10 a.m.



LOCAL EVENTS
OF INTEREST



Macomb Manufacturing Growth & Diversification
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)
September 25, 8 - 11 a.m.











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