Launch your new 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
The 12 entrepreneurs selected to move onto Round 2 have been working diligently on their business plans which will be due December 16th. Click on the following... Read More
The 2013 Path to Prosperity Boot Camp got underway the afternoon of Friday, October 11 at The Prospector Hotel. The twelve companies that made it to... Read More
The top 12 semi-finalists have been selected! Click HERE to find out who they are. Read More