First Annual BlueWater Foundation Gala

Date(s) - Friday, November 30, 2018
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a night to celebrate our local entrepreneurial ecosystem!

BlueWater Angels in partnership with SVSU’s Dow Entrepreneurship Institute present:

An opportunity to vote on the companies you like, connect with various community personnel, and actively make a difference in the community you live. Be a part of the winning team by selecting one of five companies to receive the Grand Prize! Prizes will be awarded to the top performing companies, your vote could make the difference! Applications to pitch at the event are open and will close on October 19, 2018. Click here to apply. To nominate friends, family, colleagues, etc. for one of the six awards listed below please fill out this application by October 19, 2018. To sponsor the event, please contact the BlueWater Angels at 989.771.1007. Sponsorship will cover expenses including prize money, dinner, hors d’oeuvres, awards, and more!

Event Schedule

6:00 PM – Registration, Hors D’oeuvres, and Cash Bar Begin

6:30 PM – Foundation Overview & Entrepreneurial Awards Ceremony

Great Lakes Bay Region Deal of the Year

Entrepreneurial Student of the Year

Entrepreneurial Educator/Mentor of the Year

Most Innovative Idea of the Year

Homegrown Success of the Year

Local Franchiser of the Year

7:00 PM – Dinner & Portfolio Company Spotlight Presentations

8:00 PM – Pitch Event Competition

9:00 PM – Voting, Networking Opportunity, & Strolling Dessert

9:45 PM – Announce Winner of Pitch Competition & Presentation of Big Checks

10:00 PM – Event Concludes



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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Table for 8 Guests $500.00
Single Ticket $65.00