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Do you have the next big idea?

Do you have the next big idea??  Register to be one of twenty entrepreneurs from around  Middle Michigan to have an opportunity to pitch your business idea at Boost on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.  Boost is being held in at The Doherty Hotel in Clare and being hosted by BlueWater Angels (www.bluewaterangels.com), MidMichigan Innovation Center (www.mmic.us) Great Lakes Entrepreneurs Quest (www.gleq.org) and the Middle Michigan Development Corporation (www.mmdc.org).  Boost sponsors include Chemical Bank and Allen and Klaus, LLP.  Participants will pitch their idea, product, service or business before a panel of experts; as well as, an audience of experienced entrepreneurs and business support professionals.

The Blue Water Angels Investment Network is the largest and most active angel organization in the state.   Blue Water Angels relies on Boost Michigan as an important vehicle to find new investment opportunities while providing companies with critical feedback and links to support resources in the region that are often more valuable than investment alone.” , said Ken Kousky-President of Blue Water Angels, LLC.

Boost is like a kinder version of SharkTank without the cameras or commercials”, Chris Moultrup-Programs Director of MMIC.

Participants can be entrepreneurs in the early stages of developing their business concept to more seasoned entrepreneurs who are actively running their business.  Each participant will have two minutes to pitch their idea, project, service or business to the panel and audience.  The panel and audience will cast votes for the top two businesses.

The top winners will be the special guests of the panelist for a private dinner to take place at The Doherty Hotel restaurant.  The private dinner is an excellent sounding board and feedback session with the panelist.  This Boost is a special event in that the lucky winners are invited to present direct to the Blue Water Angels at their next dinner deal meeting where they will be allowed five full minutes with a PowerPoint presentation to relay their idea to the Blue Water Angels to peak their interest in investing in their company.

Boost Northwest Michigan will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Doherty Hotel, 604 N. McEwan, Clare, Michigan.  Pre-registration is required as space is limited.  Visit the events calendar at www.mmic.us to register or call Heather Fortin at (231) 995-7119 for more details.

BOOST is a collaboration of local agencies and entrepreneurial business partners who are dedicated to bringing entrepreneurs together with area business support professionals and resources.  This event is being sponsored by Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest, Blue Water Angels, MidMichigan Innovation Center and Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center.  If you would like to be one of our valued sponsors for this event please contact Heather Fortin at (231)995-7119