2016 Finalists Announced


Congratulations to the 2016 Finalists!

P2P received 44 applications for the 2016 competition.  The applicants came from 17 different communities and represented industries from agriculture and energy to tourism and health care.


The businesses below will travel to Juneau in September for Boot Camp weekend where they’ll network with fellow entrepreneurs, consult with business mentors, and learn valuable skills they can bring back to their communities while developing their sustainable businesses.


Read the press release here.


2016 Finalists: 

BusinessLocationPrincipal Applicant
1) Sugar Point LodgeCraigRoberto Medina
2) Chilkat Valley SawmillHainesSylvia Heinz
3) AlaskaSmart BiodieselHoonahJeff Hastings
4) Alder Grove FarmJuneauMatthew Kern
5) Centric EVJuneauMax Stanley
6) Seabright Seafood, LLCKetchikanDianna Garfield
7) The Artist WorkshopKetchikanLaura Kinunen
8) Skya’ana Coffee Co.KlawockTina Steffen
9) Island Care ServicesNaukatiHeidi Young
10) Sealife Compost (Petersburg Indian Assoc.)PetersburgBrandon Tynes
11) Sitka Seedling FarmsSitkaMatthew Jackson
12) Mighty Bear RootsWrangellDixie Booker

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.

Why P2P?

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.

Who Should Apply?

The competition is open to all residents of Southeast Alaska.  This includes individuals, For-profit businesses and Tribal entities.  Business concepts must be for a business located in Southeast Alaska.

Our Sponsors :
Our Partners :


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

P2P Finalists in the News

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2016 Finalists Announced

The 2016 P2P finalists have been announced.  Congratulations to the entrepreneurs who have advanced to round 2 and Boot Camp.  44 businesses from 17... Read More

Webinar Available Online

Did you miss the webinar on April 5th?  Do you want to learn about this year’s Path to Prosperity program?  You can watch a recording here.   Read More

Important Dates

April 5, 2016 5:30 p.m. AKDT

Informational Webinar

Join us on April 5, 2016 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!  Click here to join the webinar.

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May 1, 2016 | 11:59 p.m. AKDT: Submission Deadline

Submit your application for the P2P Competition!

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June 7, 2016

12 Finalists Announced

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