Congratulations to our 2015 Path To Prosperity Finalists!
Path To Prosperity received 28 applications from 13 communities across Southeast Alaska for the third competition cycle. These 12 businesses and start-ups have each earned a spot in Round 2 after a very competitive application period. Congratulations again!
|1) Accessible Alaska Adventures||Juneau||Lindsay Hallvik|
|2) AlaskaSmart Biodiesel||Hoonah||Jeff Hastings|
|3) Columbine Farm||Haines||Spencer Douthit|
|4) Micki’s House||Hydaburg||Margaret O’Neil|
|5) Northern Edge Craftworks||Juneau||Reid Harris|
|6) Petersburg Indian Association||Petersburg||Marco Banda|
|7) Sandbar Bed and Breakfast||Metlakatla||Karen Thompson|
|8) Sitka Seedling Farms||Sitka||Matthew Jackson|
|9) Skya’ana Coffee Co.||Klawock||Tina Steffen|
|10) The Salty Pantry Market and Deli||Petersburg||Mindy Anderson|
|11) The Sawmill Farm||Sitka||Bobbi Daniels|
|12) Wrangell Cooperative Association||Wrangell||Aaron Angerman|
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Launch or grow your business
Three 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
View the press release announcing the 2015 Path to Prosperity finalists here. Read More
Congratulations to the 12 businesses who have advanced to Round 2 of the Path To Prosperity competition! 2015 Finalists: Business Location Principal... Read More
Did you miss the webinar on April 30th? A recording of the 2015 Path to Prosperity informational webinar is available HERE. Please note that the... Read More
Join us on April 30, 2015 at 5:30 PM AKDT to learn about the Path to Prosperity competition. We will discuss the mission of P2P, as well as the rules and requirements of the competition. See how you can build on innovative ideas and grow your business through our program!Read More
Submit your application for the P2P Competition!Read More
12 Finalists AnnouncedRead More