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Oakland Entrepreneurial Alliance

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​Entrepreneurs You now have a streamlined path to access a wide range of services to launch or grow your small business in Oakland County


The Oakland Entrepreneurial Alliance is comprised of five of the largest organizations dedicated to serving small business owners in Oakland County. United, they will streamline your path to accessing a comprehensive suite of services, including: 

  • Business Counseling and Training 
  • Market Research 
  • Export Assistance 
  • Manufacturing Expertise 
  • Raise Capital and Prepare to Build Capital Source Relationships 
  • Linkage to University Resources 

 ​Oakland Entrepreneurial Alliance Brings 1 Million Cups to Michigan!

In one of its first official maneuvers, the Oakland Entrepreneurial Alliance (OEA) spearheads the effort to bring the 1 Million Cups Program to Michigan.

The Kauffman Foundations’ 1 Million Cups (1MC) is a free program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. 1MC events are organized by over 700 volunteers in over forty states and now, thanks to the OEA, 1MC is now in Oakland County, Michigan.

Thanks to the OEA and 1MC, local entrepreneurs will be provided with the opportunity to present their startup businesses to a diverse group of mentors, advisors and other entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs come away with valuable, real-time feedback gaining insight into ways to improve their business.

The OEA is designed to streamline the entrepreneur’s path to accessing a comprehensive suite of local business services. OEA member organizations include: Automation Alley, Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center, Oakland Universities OU Inc, the SBDC Tech Team, Walsh College Launchpad and Lawrence Technical University’s Collaboratory.

"On behalf of OEA member organizations, we are so very proud to bring 1MC to Michigan, helping to make Oakland County, one of the most fertile entrepreneurial ecosystems in the entire state"
– Greg Doyle, manager – Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center.

For more information visit the website: 1 Million Cups Oakland County Michigan

One Million Cups Oakland County Michigan

 Oakland Entrepreneurial Alliance Member Organizations

 Contact Us

One Stop Shop Business Center
2100 Pontiac Lk Road Building 41W Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 858-0783
smallbusiness@oakgov.com
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM