Northwood University Hosts BOOST Midland Event for Entrepreneurs

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This event provides entrepreneurs the experience of pitching their ideas, the opportunity to receive feedback from investors and the potential to garner valuable business resources.

MIDLAND, MI – On Wednesday, December 5, Northwood University and the Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity & Enterprise hosted the BOOST! Midland pitch event for entrepreneurs. This event provides entrepreneurs the experience of pitching their ideas, the opportunity to receive feedback from investors and the potential to garner valuable business resources.

The event was held in the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies on Northwood University’s Midland Campus. Guests began gathering in the Alumni Lounge at 4 p.m. for a presentation from Ken Kousky, president and CEO of the BlueWater Angels (BWA), and MidMichigan Innovation Center (MMIC) regarding sources of capital for new ventures. Following the presentation, Northwood hosted refreshments and networking with the entrepreneurs presenting their ideas, the business support professionals and the judging panel.

The presentations began at 6 p.m. with the introduction of the panel of judges followed by two-minute pitches from the participants about their new ideas, services or products. The top three presenters earned the opportunity to give a future 10-minute presentation with the help of visual aid to the BWA Investment Club. The presenters also competed for membership with the MMIC which includes access to valuable small-business resources. After the presentations, attendees had another chance to network during an afterglow session.

ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.