All applicants must be residents of Southeast Alaska. The competition is open to:
- For-profit businesses
- Tribal entities
Business concepts must be for a business located in Southeast Alaska.
Entries can be a new business startup, diversification of an existing business, or extension of a current business activity.
All plans must involve a feasible business idea that is based on the independent thinking of the applicant(s). Duplicating or copying an already existing/recognized business or franchise is not allowed.
The business/business idea must have a positive social impact that will contribute to conservation and sustainable use of local natural resources.
A business plan that has been previously submitted to this competition or another is allowed. A plan that has won this or another competition is not allowed.