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February 2012


Brar Technology, Inc.
Brar Technology, Inc. is an expert on Conditioned Based Maintenance (CBM) and embedded software systems, especially real-time analysis of sensor data.  Brar is actively working in the areas of R&D and engineering, and is currently pursuing opportunities with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. 

Brar Technology is a certified 8(a) / Small Disadvantaged Business by the Small Business Administration (SBA), and a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC). Brar is a team member of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) Omnibus team, and a team member of Booz Allen Hamilton TACOM Omnibus team.

To learn more about Brar Technology, Inc., visit

 The Macomb-OU INCubator is Pleased to Welcome Their Newest Client, American Hydrogen Injection Distribution Company, LLC
American Hydrogen Injection Distribution Company, LLC, distributes the Hydrogen Generator, designed to revolutionize the trucking industry while contributing to a cleaner environment. The average semi on the road today gets an average of 5.5 miles per gallon of diesel. With the assistance of their generator and a few other proprietary under the hood technologies, the same engines are producing up to 9 miles per gallon. The Hydrogen Generator decreases carbon emissions as well as safety prolongs time between oil changes because the engine will run cleaner. Read More


Macomb-OU INCubator's Larry Herriman Promoted to Assistant Director

Larry Herriman, former Manager of Finance and Operations at the Macomb-OU INCubator, was recently promoted to Assistant Director. Herriman previously oversaw the financial systems as Manager of Finance and Operations for the Oakland University SmartZone Business Incubator and the Macomb-OU INCubator

"We are very fortunate to have Larry Herriman on our team.  He has impressive experience in business incubation, and in both economic and business development. He is also responsible for laying much of the ground work for the Macomb-OU INCubator," said Julie Gustafson, executive director for the Macomb-OU INCubator. "In his new role as Assistant Director, he will be focusing more of his time consulting directly with businesses."
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Newest Team Members

Meet our newest team members: Karen Pikunas, Administrative Assistant;   Joan Carleton, Marketing Manager; Mike Brennan, Business Commercialization and Capital Investment Advisor; and Rachel Louzon, Grant Research and Compliance Officer.


Macomb-OU INCubator Awarded $500,000 Grant For Continued Growth From the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
The Macomb-Oakland University INCubator is pleased to announce the acceptance of a $500,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the state leader in marketing and economic growth. Read More

Macomb-OU INCubator Helps Macomb County Business Secure a $250,000 Loan From the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Pre-Seed Fund Program
The Coliant Corporation, designers and manufacturers of products that enable customers to use high technology appliances such as cell phones, GPS devices, radar detectors, MP3 players, heated clothing, tire inflators, and battery chargers with their powersport vehicles, secured a $250,000 pre-seed fund with the aid of the Macomb-OU INCubator.
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Michigan Defense Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Velocity
On February 16, the Michigan Defense Center (MDC) officially opened at Velocity, home to the Macomb-OU INCubator.

The MDC is an agency of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and connects defense industry buyers and contractors with Michigan businesses. Their goals include building and cultivating strategic partnerships and outreach; capturing, categorizing and communicating Michigan capabilities; developing and executing State-wide initiatives; and discovering defense and other federal opportunities.

"The Macomb-OU INCubator is thrilled to have the Michigan Defense Center headquarters located in the Velocity Center. This most definitely strengthens our mission to serve defense companies. In the short time that he has been here, Director, Ron Moffet, has already provided valuable contact information to several of our clients. This is an excellent asset for the entire defense corridor of Macomb County," said Julie Gustafson, Executive Director of the Macomb-OU INCubator.

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Fireside Growth Series: Bruce Burton, Avidasports
March 7   5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

To encourage discussion among entrepreneurs and help them gain the inside knowledge from those who have 'been there' and 'done that,'.. Read More

Lunch and Launch Series: Defining Social Media ROI
March 8   12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

David Murray, director of social media for Moncur Associates, will once again engage the audience with his knowledge - this time on the critical subject of return on investment for social media..
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Lunch and Launch Series:
How to Fully Take Advantage of LinkedIn, Nikki Little
April 5   12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

MEDC Entrepreneurial Bus Tour
April 17  1:55 p.m.
By request, the MEDC is organizing a bus tour to most of the Smart Zones in Michigan, in order to educate early stage tech companies, university faculty and staff, and students about the opportunities to work with these programs..Read More

Lunch and Launch Series:
Contracts 101, Dave Eberhard and Jim Cunningham
April 19  12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Lean Green Belt Certificate Training
May 1-June 28, 2012
This program aims to educate business professionals on the aspects of lean principles that can be applied to their business internally in order to make their organization ready for diversification..Read More

Lunch and Launch Series:
Making Sense of Twitter, Sarah Worsham
May 17  12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

SBIR/STTR 101: Overview and Introduction
May 21  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This half-day workshop covers the SBIR/STTR program basics, including: program purpose; eligibility; and sources of funding. It is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would liek to seriously pursue proposal development..Read More

Lunch and Launch Series:
Social Media: Protecting Your Brand and Other Legal Considerations, Kathy Ossian
May 31  12 p.m. - 1 p.m.