December 11, 2018
SVSU and BlueWater Angels (BWA) co-hosted BWA’s 10th anniversary celebration on Friday, Nov. 30, in the Curtiss Hall Banquet rooms from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
BWA’s founders were in attendance, along with current and potential investors and startups that BWA helped to find investors for. The company helps to connect “small, early-stage startup companies” with investors, according to BWA President and Chairman Kenneth Kousky. David Bell, the SVSU associate director of entrepreneurship, experiential learning and con- tinuing education and associate director of the Dow Entrepreneurship Institute, said SVSU andBWA have a “great working relationship.”
The event began with the chance to mingle before opening introductions. Before dinner, founders of BWA who have been with the company since its beginning and are also still active with BWA were recognized. Several startup companies that have found success because of investments through BWA also spoke, including BWA’s first successful startup, Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC)
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