Entrepreneurship Forum RSVP

GottThe entrepreneur behind boxed water will be the next speaker in the Entrepreneurship Forum speaker series at Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business.

Ben Gott, founder of Boxed Water is Better, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in 2150 Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public and begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made below or by calling (269) 387-5964. Free parking is available in Fetzer Center Lot 72F.

Boxed Water is Better

Based in Holland, Michigan, Boxed Water Is Better is a sustainable water company that is changing the way water is sold, shipped and consumed. The company aims to provide consumers a better option when purchasing water, while still enjoying the convenience of   grab-and-go. Each carton is recyclable, 100% BPA-free and made using paper from well-managed forests. The product is sensibly sourced and purposely purified near end consumption to reduce transportation carbon footprint. Boxed Water is currently sold nationally and is becoming more readily available every day.


Gott began exploring the creative and business world at the age of 18, during the first dot-com boom. With no formal training or education, Gott taught himself the ins and outs of programming, focusing on merging information architecture and design.

He has since developed a somewhat avant-garde focus on entrepreneurship that led him to work on and create a variety of businesses in a handful of industries from beverage to enterprise technology, venture capital, fashion and home goods. Some of his projects include founding Boxed Water Is Better and creating the object company, BENJAMIN EDGAR.

About the Entrepreneurship Forum

The Entrepreneurship Forum is a monthly series hosted by WMU’s Haworth College of Business designed to bring stories of entrepreneurial success to the greater Kalamazoo community. The series is devoted to entrepreneurs and unique stories of startup success. 

For more information or to suggest an entrepreneur who should be considered for the series, please contact Alyssa Benson at (269) 387-5964 or alyssa.benson@wmich.edu.

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