Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan


Four OU INC Clients Named Semifinalists In Innovation Contest

Four OU INC SmartZone affiliates have been named semi-finalists in North America’s largest business plan contest, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2013

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Makers, Tinkers, Hackers, Inventors Unite at The Henry Ford for Maker Faire Detroit

On Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, more than 400 makers will bring their MacGyver-style do-it-yourself wonders to the home of innovation, The Henry Ford, for Maker Faire Detroit 2012, the Midwest’s largest two-day festival dedicated to those that build, tinker and create.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2012

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Announces 53 Semi-Finalists

DETROIT — Semi-finalists have been selected for the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. The 53 semi-finalist companies will deliver their business pitches to investors on Nov. 16-17 at the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Marriott at Eagle Crest for […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/22/2011

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Kauffman Study Finds Entrepreneurial Support ‘Powerhouse’ in SE Michigan

According to a study led by the Kauffman Foundation, the Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan – the group of the region’s four key business accelerators, Ann Arbor Spark, Automation Alley, the Macomb-OU Incubator and TechTown — have created more than 1,000 jobs and invested approximately $18 million in hundreds of start-up companies while securing more than $101.2 million in additional capital, a 6-to-1 investment ratio.


Registration Open For Student Business Plan Contest

The Business Accelerator Network for Southeast Michigan has opened the Accelerate Michigan Student Idea Competition to entries. Open to any undergraduate or graduate student attending a Michigan college or university in the fall of 2010, […]