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Startup business resource: Free workshop to explore Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

-Posted on May 9, 2019

There are countless resources in Michigan aimed at helping small businesses and startup organizations. Why? Well, for starters, these types of organizations employ over 1.8 million individuals. That’s more than 49 percent of the state’s private workforce. To keep the economy healthy and growing, it is essential that support services are provided for this sector.

This is why the Macomb-OU Incubator at the Velocity Center is hosting “Starting Up,” a workshop that is free and open to the public. The course, held Tuesday, June 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., is suitable for:

  • Individuals who have a high-tech startup
  • Individuals who have an early-stage, growth-based business
  • Individuals who have an innovative idea that they’d like to bring to market

During the workshop, attendees will explore Michigan’s “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem,” which is designed to help innovators start and/or grow tech-based businesses. They will also hear from John Eaton, the Macomb-OU Incubator client strategist. He will review the wide range of resources the state of Michigan offers – including business incubators, university technology acceleration and commercialization, SmartZones and various support services and funding programs. The end goal of the course – to identify what’s right for every individual’s business.

Those interested in attending can register here. Make sure to reserve a spot soon. These classes tend to fill up quickly.


Megan Ochmanek is a communications specialist with Macomb County Planning and Economic Development