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OU INC

Shotwell Pavilion
419 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4477
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(248) 648-4800
Fax: (248) 648-4799

OU INC

Shotwell Pavilion
419 Golf View Lane
Rochester, MI 48309-4477
(location map)
(248) 648-4800
Fax: (248) 648-4799

OU INC

OU INC is a SmartZone Business Accelerator, in collaboration with the City of Rochester Hills, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and various industry partners. We serve as one of Oakland County's business startup resources, and provide a wide variety of services and capital for our clients.

OU INC focuses on companies specializing in alternative energy, medical devices, health science, advanced manufacturing, and advanced technology innovations. We provide entrepreneurial and business startup resources, as well as strategic business solutions for developing business ventures. OU INC also excels in accelerating ideas to market and supporting technological innovation. We foster a healthy environment for early-stage, growth-based, and high-tech companies, and provide support for existing entities through our facility and business development resources. 

OU INC is an International Business Innovation Association (InBIA)-certified international soft landings site. The InBIA recognizes the need for entrepreneurship centers that have the capacity to serve foreign companies interested in expanding outside of their domestic markets. So in order to serve these foreign companies, they’ve developed a global network of Soft Landings centers, including OU INC. Companies that want to expand into international markets need unique programs and services, and this Soft Landings network identifies entrepreneurship incubator programs that excel in serving these companies while providing them with support and visibility. To date, OU INC has supported soft landings for companies from Italy, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Greece, Ireland, and the UK.

A link to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation website.  A link to the Michigan Small Business Development Center website.

Michigan STEM Forward Announcement

A MEDC statewide program managed by Ann Arbor SPARK and coordinated by the individual SmartZones including OU INC SmartZone. The program will match up to 450 students attending Michigan colleges and universities with internship opportunities at the state’s most innovative companies.

STEM Forward funds 50% of the intern’s compensation up to $6,000 (Up to $3,000 each from the program and company). Ann Arbor SPARK handles virtually all of the administrative support including directly hiring the interns, paying them twice a month, and collecting the company’s 50% intern compensation share twice a month. The students earn a minimum of $15/hr.

Potential interns and companies can register for the program at http://stemforward.tech/OUINC.