Alaska Startup Week July 25th
Alaska Startup Week (formerly EWeek) is approaching fast. Get involved now to make the most of it!
Economic developers, investors and entrepreneurs across the state are coming together to make Alaska Startup Week a reality. What is Alaska Startup Week?
● A showcase of opportunities for entrepreneurs in Alaska, not just startup companies
● A time to encourage Alaskans to launch their entrepreneurial ventures
● Workshops and meetups for investors, entrepreneurs and business owners
● The launch of a yearlong series of innovation events building our future Alaskan economy.
Events are planned across Alaska, and getting involved is easy: check out Alaska.StartupWeek.co and see what events are happening nearby and register to attend. Don’t have an event near you or don’t see yours listed? Reach out to event coordinator Ky Holland at email@example.com or Juliet Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your own. Alaska Startup Week builds upon Entrepreneurship Week, held during the last week of July for the past two years, which was originally launched by the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. Alaska Startup Week expands upon Entrepreneurship Week and is coorganized in a statewide effort lead by Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference, Alaska Pacific University, and the UA Small Business Development Center, with contributors including Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, Juneau Economic Development Council, the SOA Department of Commerce Community & Economic Development, UAF Cooperative Extension Services, and numerous business partners.
Alaska Startup Week comes near the end of a yearlong series of programs statewide that ends with Demo Day in August, from Launch Alaska’s first cohort of startups. In September a new cycle starts with the UAF sponsored Arctic Innovation Competition (AIC) and new innovation and entrepreneurship programs at UAA and Alaska Pacific University. This is followed by Hackathon, Startup Weekends in Fairbanks and Anchorage, a model competition, winter speaker and boot camp, ongoing SBDC and regional corporation startup programs, the Juneau Innovation Summit, the spring Alaska Business Plan competition, and the next Launch Alaska preaccelerator and accelerator program in 2017. In this new configuration, coined Innovate Alaska (2.0), a “wannapreneur” could pitch an idea at the AIC, then create a prototype technology at Hackathon, attend the Startup Week this summer and one year later have won or received almost $40,000 in prizes and funding and have an investable business and be pitching for investment at next year’s Demo Day!
Events you want to watch for, found on the www.alaska.startupweek.co calendar:
● Investor workshops for accredited women investors, investors and entrepreneurs learning about due diligence and financial analysis, and pitches and due diligence with the Launch Alaska companies.
● Workshops on starting and growing businesses in AK, marketing, legal and accounting assistance, and developing international businesses.
● Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s annual Entrepreneurs showcase and 3 Year Outlook Luncheon with guest speaker Jeffrey Hayzlett.
Alaska Startup Week is a chance for entrepreneurs to connect across the state and is a collaborative effort brought to you by multiple organizations to diversify Alaska’s economy. Our goal is to get the word out and get people involved to Innovate Alaska (2.0). If you are interested in helping, please spread the following twitter and Facebook posts around your social media accounts.
Tweet : Innovate Alaska (2.0)! Join Alaska Startup Week now: goo.gl/eeAWcu #AKSW16 #BuildtheAlaskaYouWant
Facebook: Join us at Alaska StartUp Week! Register for an event near you: http://bit.ly/1UDAgFj #AKSW16 #BuildtheAlaskaYouWant
More information about Innovate Alaska (2.0) is forthcoming at innovatealaska.net
For more information, contact H. Ky Holland at email@example.com or 9077272735 or Juliet Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9074522185