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
After a month of deliberation, 12 semi-finalists have been selected and advance to Round 2. Business Name ... Read More
If you were unable to participate in the live webinar on April 8th, 2014, you may access a copy of the presentation here: 2014 Webinar Read More
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