Launch or grow your business
Two winning entrepreneurs will receive an award package of up to $40,000 in seed funding for consulting/technical assistance to develop their business concept, along with support in finding investor funding. The competition aims to launch companies that will increase local employment, have a positive social and economic impact on their communities, promote sustainable use of local resources, and increase entrepreneurial know-how and business leadership in Southeast Alaska.
Southeast Alaska’s rural communities are suffering high unemployment rates, the loss of traditional jobs and a stagnant economy. Many residents leave their home communities in search of opportunities in urban areas. This outmigration threatens the very fiber of rural community health and well being.
Goldbelt Corporation • University of Alaska Southeast School of Business • Simpson, Tillinghast, Sorensen & Sheehan, P.C. • Bainbridge Graduate Institute • Longenbaugh Law Firm • Sealaska Corporation • Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
News & Announcements
A live informational Webinar will be held on April 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. AKDT During the webinar competition administrators will discuss the application... Read More
March 20, 2014 Applications are solicited from southeast JUNEAU, Alaska – Do you or someone you know have an idea or dream to run a business?... Read More
Two winners receive $40,000 for consulting and technical assistance services JUNEAU, Alaska – A group of spirited entrepreneurs from around Southeast... Read More