The Macomb-OU Incubator in Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded $48,000 in state Business Accelerator Funds to provide accelerator services to three client companies: ONU, Templar Integrated Security Solutions, and Zoesen.
Business Accelerator Funds awards are an initiative of the State of Michigan’s 21st Century Jobs Fund Program and are distributed by the Michigan Small Business Development Center through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Michigan’s network of business accelerators.
Participating business accelerators throughout the state can access funds through the Business Accelerator Funds to provide specialized business acceleration services to companies commercializing advanced technology.
Selected companies must show a high potential for success and an ability to create positive economic impact in the region.
Here is a look at Macomb-OU Incubator companies selected for funding:
ONU: This Southfield, Mich., startup software-as-a-service company offers 3D visualization technology with ONU One, a 3D platform for manufacturers of consumer goods. Its patent-pending technology takes physical products and optimizes them for interactivity online, deliverable to mobile apps, websites, and virtual and augmented realities. The BAF funds dedicated to ONU will help the company accelerate market growth.
Templar Integrated Security Solutions: Brighton, Mich.-based Templar’s patent-pending Rapid Response, Distributed Armory and School Resource Officer Advantage systems are a unique combination of biometric authentication vaults, tools, life-saving supplies, software and police academy-level training offerings. This system addresses shooting events by minimizing response time and providing immediate trauma and triage care. Templar’s BAF funds will assist with the company’s progress toward commercialization, including funding to raise capital and the finalization of intellectual property filings.
Zoesen: The company, located in Rochester Hills, Mich., was founded by Zijuan Liu, Oakland University associate professor of biology sciences. Liu’s over-the-counter cream treats joint damage, alleviates joint inflammation and boosts joint function. The product promotes mineral absorption in tissues that suffer from inflammation and actively targets and blocks inflammation through anti-inflammation small molecules. The BAF funds for Zoesen will allow for creation of a logo and website, as well as a patent application.