Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR)
Advancing the Entrepreneurial Ecoystem
ANCHORAGE – On Monday, August 7, 2017, meet the Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Nigel Sharp, at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s weekly “Make it Monday” forum. The GEIR program is an opportunity for UAA to exponentially strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Alaska. Through the GEIR initiative UAA will not only advance entrepreneurial mentoring, and related teaching with our UAA faculty, students, and alumni, but also engage the community in a bridging dialogue to continue to advance the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Nigel Sharp is a resource for staff, students and faculty as well as the wider Alaskan entrepreneurial community. Previously, he worked in the same capacity at the University of Colorado Boulder where he co-founded a University spin-out company which raised venture funding and was accepted into the Techstars business accelerator in 2017. In recent years, Nigel co-founded software companies working on technologies ranging from voice recognition and gesture control to IT Network security. He has judged, mentored or organized 18 Hackathons/StartupWeekends, started businesses in six countries, participated in four business acceleration programs, and spoken at TEDx.
The “Make it Monday” forum will be held at the Dena’ina Center from Noon to 1 pm. Doors open at 11:30 am. General admission is $35. $30 for Anchorage Chamber members ($32 at the door), and $15 for students with a valid ID. Lunch is provided with admission. To register for the event, visit AnchorageChamber.org or call (907) 272-2401.
The Anchorage Chamber's "Make it Monday" forum is the city's No. 1 weekly luncheon, offering current and relevant educational presentations from a variety of speakers. More than 45 programs are provided annually with the number of attendees ranging from 50 up to as many as 150 a week.
ABOUT THE ANCHORAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, member-driven business organization with more than 900 members representing more than 54,000 employees. For over 100 years, the Anchorage Chamber has served as a resource where members can gain business knowledge, insight and strength. More information about the Anchorage Chamber is available atAnchorageChamber.org or by calling (907) 272-2401.