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Monday, November 16
 

8:00am AKST

Spruce Root Master Class for the New Economy - (Southeast businesses only)
After a year that has rocked our communities and economies, small business owners across Southeast Alaska are gearing up for 2021 and the new challenges and opportunities it presents.

Join us November 16th -18th for Spruce Root’s Master Class for the New Economy, a free virtual workshop for Southeast Alaska entrepreneurs that is focused on recovery, resilience, and providing resources for success in the upcoming year.

Entrepreneurs who successfully complete their recovery plan will be encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 from Spruce Root.

During a series of interactive online workshops, Master Class participants will engage with expert presenters and participate in panel discussions on financial planning, strategies for staying afloat, and mental health for entrepreneurs.

Over the course of the workshop, participants will:
  • develop a one-year recovery plan for their business
  • explore and dispel internal limiting beliefs around business ownership
  • become familiar with the latest research on the new economy
  • learn tools for planning during uncertain times
  • build mental strength and resilience
  • form valuable connections with a network of expert mentors and Alaska business owners.
We welcome applications from small business owners (less than 50 employees) in Southeast Alaska that have been operating for at least a year. Those outside of Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka as well as entrepreneurs of color are especially encouraged to apply.

More questions? Check out our FAQ

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Snookes

Ashley Snookes

Programs Manager, Spruce Root Inc.
Ashley grew up in Sitka, Alaska where her experiences on the debate team prompted her interest in foreign affairs. She earned a B.S. in Political Science and went on to intern at the United Nations. After earning her M.A. in International Security and Development at Swansea University... Read More →



Monday November 16, 2020 8:00am - Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:00pm AKST
Virtual

10:00am AKST

First Impressions Matter: Establishing and Managing Your Business's Online Presence
The Digital Skills Workshop Series, part of Alaska Startup Week 2020, will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

First impressions matter and your business's online presence is the 'front door' location where your customer will most likely first interact with you. In the era of COVID-19, an up-to-date, accessible, and user-friendly online presence is more important than ever. This workshop will focus on the creation and cultivation of a meaningful online presence for your business or organization, including interactive activities and tips from expert digital strategist and 13-year Google employee, Melissa Moody.

In this session, you'll learn:
  •  Why a strong online presence matters in today's world, no matter your industry
  • How to conduct a self-audit (free!) of your digital presence
  • Key principles for your online presence 

Melissa Moody is a passionate advocate for fast, frictionless experiences on the web and a trusted consultant in digital marketing strategy. Over a 13-year career at Google, she implemented multi-channel digital marketing strategy, led market analysis, and managed global product education programs. Most recently, Melissa consulted on mobile web technologies and strategy for Google’s largest travel advertisers, including Expedia and Airbnb. She enjoys presenting on the topic of digital excellence and has done so for organizations such as The American Marketing Association, SMX Advanced, The Alaska Tourism Industry Association, and Grow with Google. She currently serves in advisory roles for ATIA, 49th State Angel Fund, and the Dartmouth Club of Alaska. Melissa lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her family and spends her free time being active outdoors, traveling the world, and reading.

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Monday November 16, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am AKST
Zoom

12:00pm AKST

Social Media Basics for Business Owners
The Digital Skills Workshop Series - held during Alaska Startup Week - will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

With the use of social media on the rise during the pandemic, businesses all over the world are utilizing social media more than ever to reach existing customers and leads. During this session, led by Inmaly Inthaly from Star Assist, we’ll learn about the basics of social media, with a focus on Instagram and Facebook, for business owners who want to establish and build brand awareness in the digital space. You’ll learn about the importance of developing a social media marketing strategy and identifying your target market. You’ll walk away with knowledge about useful tools to help your social media efforts stay organized and timely to avoid the efforts becoming burdensome on you as a business owner.

Speaker: Inmaly Inthaly is the owner of Star Assist, LLC. She is a Laotian/Thai American and was born in Minnesota, but considers Anchorage, Alaska her home. With over 8 years of experience in the administrative and executive support fields, she left her full-time job as an executive assistant and founded Star Assist, LLC, which has served over 19 businesses. In February 2020, Inmaly was nominated and then awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Anchorage Community Land Trust. Inmaly has been featured on The Millennial CEO and Virtual Assistants Brunch podcasts. She is the mother of two little humans who enjoy having countless singing and dancing jam sessions. Outside of her career, Inmaly is also passionate about discovery and sharing new music, and cooking homemade meals for others as a way to connect.

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Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Fauske

Gretchen Fauske

Associate Director, University of Alaska Center for Economic Development
Gretchen Fauske is a marketing minded economic developer fueled by a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and small business. She is the the associate director for the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development. The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development... Read More →
avatar for Inmaly Inthaly

Inmaly Inthaly

Owner & Founder, Star Assist



Monday November 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AKST
Zoom

12:00pm AKST

ICE Jam: Fund Your Startup!
The first in the ICE Jam StartupWeek Series - don’t miss it, this event will be co-hosted with Alaska Center ICE (Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship), JEDC (Juneau Economic Development Council) and the Alaska Angel Conference.

 
Funding is the lifeblood of a startup company. We’ll be inviting partners from across the state who manage venture, investment, and angel funds who all work with startups to present some of their current investment and funding thesis as well announce any upcoming program deadlines, as well as broach conversation about some business loan programs that exist for small businesses. 


Bring your questions, this session will have plenty of Q&A time to dig deep into finding the right sources of funding to get your venture off the ground and then fund it through to growth.


Partnered with: Alaska Angel Conference / 49th State Angel Fund / McKinley Capital / JEDC / Alaska Investor Network & others to be announced. 


Session agenda includes brief 5 minute presentations from funders and an in-depth Q&A at the end. Register for the session by clicking the register button above. Note your one-time free registration is valid for ALL of the ICE Jam StartupWeek Series events.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Holst

Brian Holst

Executive Director, JEDC
Responsible for promoting economic development in the Capital City of Alaska. Manage staff and additional consultants working on discrete projects at local, statewide and national level.
avatar for Will Fowler

Will Fowler

Founder, Signal Rock Capital
About Signal Rock:Signal Rock is an early stage investing services startup with a mission to lower the barrier toentry for accredited investors and potential fund managers to get involved in angel investment,and empower existing investors and managers with efficient and usable tools... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Mittlestadt

Cindy Mittlestadt

Fund Manager, Bristol Bay Development Fund
“Plant my seeds that change perceptions, and connect the disconnected.”  This is a personal mantra that conveys how Cindy navigates life and is aptly befitting to to connect the dots that further economic prosperity in the Alaska marketplace and beyond.  Cindy manages the Bristol... Read More →
avatar for John Wanamaker

John Wanamaker

Director, Private Investments, McKinley Capital Management
avatar for Gary J Klopfer

Gary J Klopfer

President, Alaska Investor Network
Our group is made up of accredited investors looking to invest in Alaskan startup companies.
avatar for Nigel Sharp

Nigel Sharp

Global Entrepreneur in Residence, Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Nigel is the current Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) at the University of Alaska. A lifelong entrepreneur, Nigel engages as a mentor, adviser, guest lecturer, and panelist. Prior to this role, he served as the University of Colorado Boulder GEIR, where he co-founded a University... Read More →



Monday November 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AKST
Virtual

4:30pm AKST

Business & Brews: Featuring the Kodiak Island Brewing Co., Million Recipes & Bounty Farms (Virtual and at the Kodiak Island Brewing Company)
Join AK Startup Week 2020's FIRST Business & Brews featuring Kodiak Island Brewing Co., Million Recipes & Bounty Farms in an hour-long virtual tour of the facilities and business models as they've grown from the ground up.

Business & Brews and is series within Alaska Startup Week 2020, where we meet varying "brewing" businesses throughout Alaska—whether that be beer, tea, coffee, kombucha, or more!

You can join us at the Brewery or virtually: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81412663949

Speakers
avatar for Diane Million

Diane Million

Owner, Million Recipies
avatar for Ben Millstein

Ben Millstein

Owner, Kodiak Island Brewing Co.



Monday November 16, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm AKST
Kodiak Island Brewing Co. / Livestreamed
 
Tuesday, November 17
 

7:30am AKST

Problems and Solutions North of the 60th Parallel
Join the Alaska World Affairs Council for a conversation on Arctic innovation with prominent Alaskan and Norweigan problem-solvers. A panel discussion with Sindre Bornstein, Yxney Maritime; Piper Wilder, 60Hertz Microgrids; Kristian Bye, Innovation Norway; and Isaac Vanderburg, Launch Alaska.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Sindre Bornstein has a passion for innovation and sustainability and holds the role as Chief Commercial Officer in Yxney Maritime – a young company working towards a sustainable maritime industry by using data driven solutions for emissions reduction. Before joining Yxney he worked in the Norwegian foreign service as a diplomat in San Francisco/Silicon Valley and in Guatemala, and has a background from Statoil and Norsk Hydro working with business development both internationally and on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Norwegian Business School, BI.

Isaac Vanderburg is the CEO of Launch Alaska and the fund manager for Launch Alaska Fund II — a $3m fund that invests directly in some of the accelerators’ cohort companies. Isaac has worked with hundreds of early stage companies and entrepreneurs responding to Alaska’s food, water, transportation and energy challenges. His previous roles include State Director at the Alaska Small Business Development Center and Operations Director for Chispa Group (now Afina Holdings) an import-export firm in Philadelphia that specializes in trade between the Delaware Valley and Chile. He completed the Energy Executive Leadership Program at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Golden, CO as well the Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies program at Stanford. Vanderburg sits on the Board of Commonwealth North, Greenstand.org, SXSW Pitch, and led the Energy & Energy Efficiency subcommittee and the Carbon Pricing subcommittee of Alaska’s Climate Action Leadership Team under Governor Walker. In 2019 Isaac offered testimony on the role of Energy Innovation to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He played four years of NCAA Division I soccer and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador (’02).

Piper Foster Wilder is the Founder and CEO of 60Hertz Microgrids. The company develops software to maintain microgrids — from village infrastructure, to ocean-going vessels, to resiliency microgrids on critical infrastructure. Foster Wilder came to Alaska to serve as Deputy Director of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project in Anchorage. There she became acquainted with the opportunity and challenges of project development, financing, and maintenance of remote power grids.Foster Wilder was previously the Vice President of Amatis Controls, an Internet of Things company. There, she developed their thermal metering product line. During this time she was named in Aspen Magazine’s Ten Women of Aspen. Foster Wilder is a Humboldt Fellow and worked at Ecologic Institute in Berlin for several years and authored several papers on siting of utility-scale renewables. She lives in Anchorage with her husband and daughter.

Kristian Bye is Director at Innovation Norway Silicon Valley. Innovation Norway contributes to sustainable growth and exports for Norwegian businesses through capital and expertise. Our offices abroad support the most promising companies in their ambitions to scale in international markets. Kristian Bye is director of Innovation Norway in Silicon Valley, an office that collaborates closely with Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland at the Nordic Innovation House. Kristian has 18 years experience from the Norwegian advertising industry, has co-founded and exited from a successful solar light company and has supported over 200 start-ups as a mentor and business developer before joining Innovation Norway in 2020.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 7:30am - 8:45am AKST
Virtual

12:00pm AKST

Build Relationships with Your Customers Through Branding
The Digital Skills Workshop Series - part of Alaska Startup Week 2020 - will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

Join Zach Aregood from ARM Creative for a conversation about content-driven relationship building with your customers, using your business's branding. In the age of COVID-19, having strong relationships with customers is more important than ever to build loyalty and stay afloat in an ever-changing environment. Hear Zach's tips for creating a unique and memorable brand with staying power in an increasingly digital era.

Speaker: ARM Creative Co-founder and CEO, Zach Aregood has spent his career working with media companies, advertising agencies, and in-house marketing teams. Zach holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration Marketing degree from UAA and currently leads new business development, strategy, and agency operations at ARM Creative. In just over two years, he led ARM to more than 500% growth by implementing a strategic agency business model and creating scalable content for brands on a local and global scale. Zach is a strong believer in collaboration and education and is the designer of the SOTI (State of the Industry ) event series--a free marketing workshop that teaches marketers, agencies, and creatives about programmatic advertising and building relationships with viewers using content.

Zach has led campaign and content development for notable Alaska brands including Alyeska Tire, The Alaska Club, Scan Home, Kaladi Brothers, and MAC Federal Credit Union as well as national brands like Xtratuf, Baffin, and Beautiful Disaster Clothing.

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Speakers
avatar for Zach Aregood

Zach Aregood

CEO, ARM Creative
avatar for Joe Grochmal

Joe Grochmal

Entrepreneurship Fellow, University of Alaska Center for Economic Development



Tuesday November 17, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AKST
Virtual

12:00pm AKST

ICE Jam: Growing your Startup with Grants, Contracts & Loans
The second event in the ICE Jam StartupWeek Series - don’t miss it, this event will be co-hosted with Alaska Center ICE (Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship), Alaska PTAC (Procurement and Technical Assistance Center), Brasfield SBIR Accounting, SBDC (Small Business Development Center) + others coming soon.

Following our previous session on funding, we explore some of the amazing non-dilutive funding options available for businesses including loans, grants and contracts to grow your startup. This session will outline some of the programs available to early-innovators, small businesses and nonprofits to get some of their first funding to bring their ideas to early fruition. Our experts will be available throughout the session to take questions.

Even if you’re familiar with some of these programs, get an update as lots have changed in 2020, and we expect to see further changes in 2021 with the new Democratic administration, which we will be able to hypothesize about.

Session agenda includes brief 8 minute presentations from program advocates and an in-depth Q&A at the end. Register for the session by clicking the register button above. Note your one-time free registration is valid for ALL of the ICE Jam StartupWeek Series events.

Speakers
avatar for Allan Carraway

Allan Carraway

Anchorage Center Director, Alaska Small Business Development Center
A little about me:Since the age of 10 I have been on a consistent journey to serve others. I started my first business at 17, and have spent over 20 years in business management. I love working with others and sharing my knowledge, skills, and successes with others. Please feel free... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Noble

Meredith Noble

Founder, Learn Grant Writing
Meredith is on a mission to inspire other women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. She secured over $45 million in grants, before pivoting her consulting practice to teach others to write grants. Her expertise has been featured in Fast Company, and her book, How to Write a G... Read More →
avatar for Chris Brasfield

Chris Brasfield

Owner, Brasfield Accounting
avatar for Nigel Sharp

Nigel Sharp

Global Entrepreneur in Residence, Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Nigel is the current Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) at the University of Alaska. A lifelong entrepreneur, Nigel engages as a mentor, adviser, guest lecturer, and panelist. Prior to this role, he served as the University of Colorado Boulder GEIR, where he co-founded a University... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AKST
Virtual

1:00pm AKST

Delegation and Outsourcing — Should I Be Thinking About These?
As the world continues to accept that remote working is our way of working for the foreseeable future, virtual workers like virtual assistants, freelancers, and digital businesses continue to grow and thrive. And in Alaska, this need for virtual assistance is more prevalent than ever.

If you know you're in need of delegation either now or in the future, the best place to start is here. Join Megan Sawtelle, owner of AK Lean Virtual Assistance, in learning everything you need to know about what delegation and outsourcing is, what type of tasks you can delegate or outsource, and how to know if you should even be considering delegating or outsourcing in the first place.

As a virtual assistant for everyone from solopreneurs to large corporations for over two years, Megan knows the ins and outs of when a client is ready. Are you?

**This is a live virtual event from Zoom. You can find the link above, and the meeting information here:
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Speakers
avatar for Megan Sawtelle

Megan Sawtelle

Owner, AK Lean Virtual Assistance
Hi! I'm Megan, founder and CEO of AK Lean Virtual Assistance. I'm passionate about helping businesses succeed by providing administrative support so they can refocus their efforts towards their mission, rather than focusing their time on back-end paperwork.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm AKST
Virtual

2:00pm AKST

Serving up Success: Advice for Alaska Food Entrepreneurs
The Digital Skills Workshop Series - part of Alaska Startup Week 2020 - will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

Over the past three years, the Anchorage Community Land Trust (ACLT) has worked with over 100 food-industry entrepreneurs in their flagship small business development program, Set Up Shop. Many of these entrepreneurs are at the earliest stages of their business, operating at events and selling under cottage food licenses. In this presentation they will outline the basics for launching and scaling a successful food-industry business in Anchorage. We will explore strategies for success in transitioning from Cottage Foods to Wholesale, managing an online sales platform, and maintaining a consistent customer base.

Speakers: Nick Bachman, Radhika Krishna and Caitlin Taylor from ACLT.

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Moderators
avatar for Nick Bachman

Nick Bachman

Program Associate, Anchorage Community Land Trust

Speakers
avatar for Radhika Krishna

Radhika Krishna

Director of Programs, Anchorage Community Land Trust
avatar for Caitlin Taylor

Caitlin Taylor

Program Manager, Anchorage Community Land Trust



Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm AKST
Zoom

4:30pm AKST

Alpine Fit Virtual Open House
Manufacturing in Alaska is never easy—and trying to build an apparel brand around it makes it almost impossible. Join Jennifer Loofbourrow and her adventurer's brand, Alpine Fit, for an open house and virtual fireside chat on startup challenges and opportunities manufacturing sewn products in Alaska in general, and during a pandemic.

This event is 100% virtual* and is completely open to the public; feel free to pop-in, get to know Jennifer and the other attendees, ask a question or two and listen in as you see fit. The time to get connected has never been better than now; we look forward to seeing you during this Happy Hour Open House!

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Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Loofbourrow

Jennifer Loofbourrow

Founder, Alpine Fit


Tuesday November 17, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm AKST
Zoom
 
Wednesday, November 18
 

9:00am AKST

1 Million Cups - Triverus
Anchorage's 1 Million Cups meets every Wednesday at 9:00 am on Zoom and Facebook Live. 1 Million Cups is an entrepreneur pitch event that brings together economic developers, investors, entrepreneurs, and community members to give feedback on new and established business ideas and create community.

On November 18, we'll hear from Hans Vogel from Triverus. Founded in 2001, Palmer, Alaska-based Triverus has pioneered high-efficiency outdoor surface cleaning equipment that is used by the U.S. military. Additionally, Triverus provides a cleaning and surface pollution prevention technology for airports, local governments, parking garages, and marine dry-dock operations. Triverus’ innovative cleaning technology was originally developed through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program when the company responded to a solicitation from the U.S. Office of Naval Research and Naval Sea Systems Command Carderock Division. Triverus’ Mobile Cleaning, Recovery, and Recycle System (MCRRS) technology was designed to efficiently clean Navy flight deck surfaces while keeping the landing surface from becoming slick, protecting aircrafts and crews. Over the years, the MCRRS has become more than just a cleaning tool and is now considered by many in the U.S. Navy as a mission critical piece of equipment.

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Speakers
avatar for Hans Vogel

Hans Vogel

President / CEO, Triverus



Wednesday November 18, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am AKST
Virtual

10:30am AKST

Using Data to Drive Business Growth and Make Better Business Decisions with Google Analytics
Part of Techstars Alaska Startup Week 2020, held November 16-22, this Digital Skills Workshop Series will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root. Find out more and register for other events at alaska.startupweek.co. You can register for this event at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regi.../2433666043683923471

Join Dave Meyer, a speaker for the Grow with Google Partner Program based in Minnesota, to learn about using data to drive your business's growth. First, you'll learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then turn these insights into well-informed, actionable decisions.
In this session, you'll learn about:

  • Identifying business goals and how you plan to use your online presence to achieve them;
  • Incorporating data into your marketing plan; and
  • Selecting tools to help you find the answers you need.
Lastly, we'll take a deep dive into Google Analytics to learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online.

Dave Meyer is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications and has presented digital marketing topics to thousands of people across the U.S. and Canada. Dave’s presentations include more than 300 webinars on topics like SEO, advertising, content marketing, and sales strategy. Dave was named 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year by the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce in Minneapolis, and has been recognized by organizations including the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC), and many others as a thought leader in marketing and communications.Dave has a BA in Journalism and an MBA in Venture Management (Entrepreneurship) from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Dave’s company, BizzyWeb, helps hundreds of clients "Generate Buzz Without Getting Stung"!


Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm AKST
Virtual

11:00am AKST

Introduction to Eielson's Iceman Spark
Learn everything you want to know about facilitating innovative solutions for the armed forces in Alaska by meeting Iceman Spark, a local Alaskan startup based in Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks.

Eielson's Iceman Spark team is dedicated to facilitating innovative solutions to problems experienced by the mission, our airmen, families, and the community. They do this by partnering with agencies on-base and within the local community to explore ideas and see them through to implementation.

During this live virtual event, Iceman Spark will discuss who they are as an organization, what their mission is, what they do, how they have partnered with the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the past, and ways in which they'll be looking to partner with the local community in the future.

They will also discuss their big-picture Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding programs that exist currently and will continue to grow in the near future.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers
avatar for David Frost

David Frost

Director, Community Growth, USAF / Iceman Spark
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Nicholas C. Cavanaugh

Director of Innovation, USAF / Iceman Spark
avatar for Peter Webley

Peter Webley

Deputy Director, UAF Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dr. Peter Webley is a Research Associate Professor of Remote Sensing in the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as the Associate Director of Research at the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI). His research focuses on natural... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm AKST
Virtual

12:00pm AKST

ICE Jam: Digital Marketing and 'Guerilla' Tactics for Startups
The third in the ICE Jam StartupWeek Series - this will be a great opportunity to get into the weeds when discussing digital marketing automation and tactics to market a new startup on a tight budget, this event will feature the team at Alaska Center ICE (Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship) and their efforts and experience.

We’ll be running a behind the scenes look at marketing systems used by Alaska Center ICE and how those would normally be deployed by a startup, this includes discussion around earned vs. paid media, marketing funnels, social media strategies, email automation, customer relationship management (CRM) systems and other topics as they come up. We’ll have a chance to see tools like Facebook Business, Constant Contact, Streak CRM, Notion, AirTable, Ripl, Medium etc.

Bring your questions, this session will have plenty of Q&A time to dig deep into shared stories of varied marketing strategies and tool adoption. 

Session agenda includes a 30 minute live presentation looking through systems and technologies and an in-depth Q&A at the end. Register for the session by clicking the register button above. Note your one-time free registration is valid for ALL of the ICE Jam StartupWeek Series events.

Speakers
avatar for Solomon Himelbloom

Solomon Himelbloom

Student Ambassador, University of Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship
Working towards a bachelor's degree in computer science, with a focus on cybersecurity & intellectual property.
avatar for Meg Waite

Meg Waite

Student Ambassador, University of Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship
An undergraduate student in the Biological Sciences Program at University of Alaska - Fairbanks.Educational focus is in the accelerating field of Mycology, with an emphasis in Materials Science. Studies emphasize utilizing bio-available substances to combat issues in manufacturing... Read More →
avatar for Nigel Sharp

Nigel Sharp

Global Entrepreneur in Residence, Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Nigel is the current Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) at the University of Alaska. A lifelong entrepreneur, Nigel engages as a mentor, adviser, guest lecturer, and panelist. Prior to this role, he served as the University of Colorado Boulder GEIR, where he co-founded a University... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AKST
Virtual

1:00pm AKST

Mariculture: How Can I Get Started?
The cultivation of fish and their surrounding natural resources has been a part of Alaska's economic development since the dawn of time—it is one of our oldest trades, and will likely be one of our longest-lasting.
But within that comes a specific set of challenges including competition, licensing, and geographic disadvantages during the winter months.

How does someone completely new to the field get involved?

Our panel of experienced mariculture industry reps plan on answering that question—and more—within just a short hour discussion. During this virtual event, we will discuss Alaska-specific mariculture trends and opportunities and the hatchery process, and kelp lifecycles.

Join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81625746763

Speakers
avatar for Tamsen Peeples

Tamsen Peeples

Marine Biologist & Mariculture Advisor
A life-long Alaskan, Tamsen fell in love with the ocean at a young age. Her childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist was fulfilled by graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz. While obtaining her bachelor's degree she spent hours underwater in the kelp forests... Read More →
avatar for Riley Smith

Riley Smith

Development Director, Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation
Since its creation in 1978, the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) has been dedicated to identifying opportunities common to the Alaska seafood industry and developing efficient, sustainable outcomes that provide benefits to the economy, environment, and communities. In... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm AKST
Virtual

1:00pm AKST

ICE Jam: 49SAF's AllCall - Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Networking
The fourth event  in the ICE Jam StartupWeek Series - we are co-hosting this event with the 49SAF (49th State Angel Fund) and Alaska Center ICE (Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship).  
WHAT: A one-hour call for anyone to talk about what they’re working on. The goal: Open up communication lines and create opportunities to give and get help. Everyone on the call gets around a minute or two to present. (webcam on is encouraged!)
FOR: Entrepreneurial ecosystem builders, generally. But during Startup Week we’re open to all and love having any one interested in our Startup Community and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to get involved.
Session agenda includes brief intros by every attendee, and offers and requests for help. Register for the session by clicking the register button above. Note your one-time free registration is valid for ALL of the ICE Jam StartupWeek Series events.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Baca

Erin Baca

Director, 49th State Angel Fund
avatar for Peter Webley

Peter Webley

Deputy Director, UAF Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dr. Peter Webley is a Research Associate Professor of Remote Sensing in the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as the Associate Director of Research at the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI). His research focuses on natural... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm AKST
Virtual

2:00pm AKST

Alaska Entrepreneurs' Experiences with E-Commerce
The Digital Skills Workshop Series - part of Alaska Startup Week 2020 - will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

For many consumers, the goods and services they want are merely a click away. Alaska businesses are increasingly joining the ranks of those successfully selling products online. Expanding your business into e-commerce can grow your market, but successfully setting up and operating an online sales operation can be challenging. In this panel discussion, we'll hear from rural and urban Alaska business owners about their experience selling their products online, the pros and cons of different e-commerce platforms, and tips they've learned through the process.

Moderator: Ashley Snookes, Spruce Root

Speakers:
Leah Wagner, Foundroot (Wordpress/Woocommerce)
Bobbie Ann Meszaros, Collective 49 (Shopify)
Marc Wheeler, Coppa (Square)

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Moderators
avatar for Ashley Snookes

Ashley Snookes

Programs Manager, Spruce Root Inc.
Ashley grew up in Sitka, Alaska where her experiences on the debate team prompted her interest in foreign affairs. She earned a B.S. in Political Science and went on to intern at the United Nations. After earning her M.A. in International Security and Development at Swansea University... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leah Wagner

Leah Wagner

Owner / Founder, Foundroot
avatar for Bobbie Ann Meszaros

Bobbie Ann Meszaros

Owner / Founder, Collective 49
avatar for Marc Wheeler

Marc Wheeler

Owner / Founder, Coppa



Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm AKST
Zoom

3:00pm AKST

Office Hours: Drop By for an Audit of Your Business's Online Presence
The Digital Skills Workshop Series - part of Alaska Startup Week - will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

In this virtual 'office-hours' open session, experienced Google trainers and online marketers Penny Gage and Melissa Moody will work with attendees in an informal setting to provide actionable feedback about their businesses' online presence. Swing by whenever you can throughout the hour to explore questions, such as:
  • How does my business show up online?
  • What experience do customers have when they interact with my brand and website?
  • Is my website easy to navigate on both desktop and mobile devices?

During this consultation, you will explore key elements of a strong online presence, examine the brand presence and site functionality of your business, and receive concrete recommendations to improve your brand presence and site usability.

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Speakers
avatar for Penny Gage

Penny Gage

Economic Development Specialist, University of Alaska Center for Economic Development



Wednesday November 18, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm AKST
Zoom

3:00pm AKST

Social Entrepreneurship - persistence makes the heart grow founders
This session is for entrepreneurs and investors looking at their business efforts as a mechanism for building community while producing solid investor returns.

The forum is not a presentation; it is an engagement session. The format is a facilitated discussion on building small business resiliency through social entrepreneurship, networking, cross-marketing, and impact investing. We are looking to open a dialogue about developing a network of entrepreneurs and investors looking to build a business with direct community impact. We will focus on non-tech start-ups using, or looking to use, business as a tool for positive community impact while making strong returns.

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Speakers
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Bryan Maracle

The Play Yard & Quill LLC


Wednesday November 18, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm AKST
Zoom

4:30pm AKST

Business & Brews: Telesomm presents Women in Wine
Join Telesomm, an app for wine lovers to connect with wine experts for virtual tastings, for an evening featuring women in wine. Join us to talk about day jobs and side hustles, being female entrepreneurs, and a virtual tasting featuring Women in wine (and beer!)

We will be providing a list of Women-made wines to purchase locally prior to this event for you to taste along with us.

Preparing for your tasting with Telesomm: For this tasting, feel free to pick up a wine made by a woman (see a list below), or just grab a glass of something you have at home.  The session will focus on learning to taste, so BYOB and join Telesomm Kelly as she leads us through the process of tasting wine. Join Telesomm for this tasting, and we will have a surprise for one attendee of the tasting event.

Some Women-made wines
Thanks to the incredible & knowledgeable staff at Brown Jug for helping us prepare this list of wine made by women available here in AK. Brown Jug carries hundreds of wines from female winemakers and women owned wineries, below is a list of a few notable ones available at Brown Jug today.

Battle Creek Cellars
Winemaker: Sarah Cabot
  • Battle Creek Unconditional Pinot Noir
  • Battle Creek Reserve Pinot Noir
  • Battle Creek Yamhela Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • Battle Creek Battle Vineyard Pinot Noir

Bodega Catena Zapata
General Director:Laura Catena 
  • Catena Tupungato Chardonnay
  • Catena San Carlos Cabernet Franc
  • Catena Malbec
  • Catena Lanlunta Malbec
  • Catena La Consulta Malbec
  • Catena DV Historico Red Blend
  • Catena Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon

Duckhorn Vineyards
Winemaker – Renee Ary 
  • Duckhorn Merlot
  • Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot
  • Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Duckhorn Decoy Ltd. Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Duckhorn Decoy Ltd. Pinot Noir
  • Duckhorn Decoy Ltd. Red Blend

Double Canyon
Winemaker: Kate Michaud  

La Crema
Winemaker: Jen Walsh

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Cornett

Kelly Cornett

Founder, A Cork in the Road
Kelly is a wine events and media consultant based in Atlanta with almost 10 years of experience working in all aspects of the wine industry. She previously manages a winery in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and she now serves as Atlanta’s local wine concierge by teaching classes... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Raymond

Vanessa Raymond

Founder, Telesomm
Vanessa is a socio-technologist and founder of Telesomm. She has worked in tech since 2012, and is committed to software that solves real world problems, improves people’s lives, and makes for a more equitable and just world.Vanessa was first introduced to the world of wine as an... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm AKST
Virtual

4:35pm AKST

Digital Premier: The Failure // Resilience Project
Join us for the digital premier of the The Failure // Resilience Project, a short film featuring candid stories of failure and resilience from ten local entrepreneurs. From the wild ride of being a startup founder to chasing a dream and failing, you'll hear it all: the highs, the lows, and lessons learned.

You'll hear from Rachael Harvey Miller, Bill Popp, Laile Fairbairn, Ben Kellie, Chidiebere Iwuoha, Alyssa London, Kevin Worrell, Jasmin Smith, Andre Horton, and Liz Snyder, along with an intro by Gretchen Fauske of UA CED. The film will be followed by an "Ask Me Anything" session with some of the entrepreneurs.

4:35 - Intro from Gretchen Fauske via Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/events/827184681366343/
4:40 - Facebook Video Premier
5:35 - Ask Me Anything with some of the featured entrepreneurs via Zoom: https://alaska.zoom.us/j/82260760776?pwd=WG40dkVTQ3h3ZmtYZ2Z4d09QalNHUT09

Speakers
avatar for Gretchen Fauske

Gretchen Fauske

Associate Director, University of Alaska Center for Economic Development
Gretchen Fauske is a marketing minded economic developer fueled by a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and small business. She is the the associate director for the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development. The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2020 4:35pm - 6:30pm AKST
Virtual

5:30pm AKST

Create an App or Website without Coding!
The digital age is here, Alaska—and for many small business owners, that means building a website before they even launch. If you've got a great idea for an app or website, build it!

You don't have to be a programmer (or even KNOW a programmer) to build a prototype. You also don't have to spend a ton (or in some cases, ANY) money.

As the world continues to evolve to a tech-driven, remote landscape, websites are more important than ever to connect yourself, your business, and your brand to your customers. Whether you're product-driven or service-oriented, websites are YOUR spot in the digital space.

Tune in for an overview of the best tools anyone can use to build a tech product and get your website up today!

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Speakers

Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm AKST
Zoom

7:00pm AKST

Taking the First Step - Starting a Business in Seward
Join fellow entrepreneurs for a panel discussion on starting a new business in Seward! The purpose of this virtual networking event is to connect community members with the resources they need to bring their ideas to life.

This workshop is made possible with support from the Seward Chamber in partnership with Techstars Alaska Startup Week.

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Starting a business (or even thinking about it!) can feel overwhelming. We'll demystify the process by focusing on the questions that many new entrepreneurs have, including:
- Who can help me develop a business plan?
- How many business licenses do I need?
- What free resources are available?

Local entrepreneur Tony Baclaan will moderate our panel discussion, featuring several local business owners representing a variety of industries. Learn what they wish they’d known when they were just starting out! There will be plenty of time for Q&A and fun virtual raffle.

We’ll also discuss resources that are available to Seward residents, including SBDC advising, Cooperative Extension courses, our local small business management class, and more.

Existing business owners are also encouraged to attend to explore mentorship opportunities.




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Wednesday November 18, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm AKST
Zoom
 
Thursday, November 19
 

9:00am AKST

Make Your Website Work For You
The Digital Skills Workshop Series, part of Alaska Startup Week 2020 - will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

Meet one of the most valuable members of your team - your website! Whether they have been with you for years or have yet to join your team, your website is committed to helping your business grow by connecting with your customers 24 hours a day. In this presentation, you'll discover how to create a search-friendly website that drives customer action and supports your business's goals. Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help!

Dave Meyer is a speaker for the Grow with Google partner program. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and communications and has presented digital marketing topics to thousands of people across the U.S. and Canada. Dave’s presentations include more than 300 webinars on topics like SEO, advertising, content marketing, and sales strategy. Dave was named 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year by the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce in Minneapolis, and has been recognized by organizations including the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC) and many others as a thought leader in marketing and communications. Dave has a BA in Journalism and an MBA in Venture Management (Entrepreneurship) from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.. Dave’s company, BizzyWeb, helps hundreds of clients "Generate Buzz Without Getting Stung"!

To register for this event, visit:
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Thursday November 19, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am AKST
Virtual

9:00am AKST

Astropreneurship: Space Entrepreneurs on the Rise
This is a global panel session, Alaskans have been invited to participate in the conversation. This event takes part during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The meeting will use either Zoom or GotoWebinar, click the button above to register and get entry details. 

Learn from Space Entrepreneur Summit Alums and other SMEs who will be discussing the largest space-related entrepreneur challenge in the world. Astropreneurship is on the rise and this is an amazing group to connect into and learn more.

This session is open to all, free to attend. Also if you're interested in competing, the application deadline is in Jan 2021. More details here at https://spacecomexpo.com/ses-2020/

Speakers
avatar for Stephan Reckie

Stephan Reckie

Executive Director, GEN Space
Executive Director, GEN Space | Global Entrepreneurship Network & Founding Managing Member at Angelus FundingCo-Organizer of https://spacecomexpo.com/ses-2020/
avatar for Nigel Sharp

Nigel Sharp

Global Entrepreneur in Residence, Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Nigel is the current Global Entrepreneur in Residence (GEIR) at the University of Alaska. A lifelong entrepreneur, Nigel engages as a mentor, adviser, guest lecturer, and panelist. Prior to this role, he served as the University of Colorado Boulder GEIR, where he co-founded a University... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am AKST
Virtual

10:00am AKST

ICE Jam: I’ve won a grant! Now what…. (Accounting and Grant Management Tips for SBIR Awardees)
The 5th Session in the ICE Jam StartupWeek Series.

About: In this talk we will discuss high level best practices for accounting and compliance of SBIR/STTR grants. Some topics discussed will be: how to access your grants funds, proper grant draw techniques, how to track your time and spending appropriately, indirect rates, reporting, and how to prepare for an audit.

Bio:
Chris Brasfield has over 12 years of experience with all aspects of grant accounting and administration. In this time he has overseen these tasks on more than 80 awarded SBIR and STTR grant programs. As Controller for multiple biotech companies, he has set up accounting structures from scratch, managed audits, and negotiated F&A rates with the government. Currently he is the owner of Brasfield Accounting in Homer, AK which services local small business accounting needs as well SBIR/STTR companies across the US.

This is a learning event is hosted by the University of Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (Alaska Center ICE)

Speakers
avatar for Chris Brasfield

Chris Brasfield

Owner, Brasfield Accounting
avatar for David Park

David Park

Project Manager, University of Alaska Fairbanks - Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
Prior to working at UAF, David worked as an intellectual property attorney for over 15 years with a particular focus on high technology clients, patent procurement, and patent portfolio management. He counseled and developed long-term relationships with engineers and scientists, university... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am AKST
Virtual

10:00am AKST

New Manufacturers Introductory Panel Discussion
Interested in getting in the manufacturing space? It isn't an easy industry to break into in Alaska—not just because of our location, but because we lack many resources available immediately to those in the Lower 48. But manufacturers have broken ground in Alaska, and you can too.

That's why we've put together a panel of experts to teach you everything you need to know about manufacturing marketing, lean manufacturing, cybersecurity, food safety, and finances from the perspective of those who have done it themselves.

You'll hear from Curt Anderson, owner of an eCommerce company that was ranked 3X on the Internet Retailer Magazine Top 1000 eCommerce Companies, Celia Paulson, a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Cybersecurity Services Specialist, Tammy Gray, a finance and banking specialist with Alaska Small Business Development Center, Julia Canale, the Food Industry Safety, Compliance, & Regulatory Specialist at New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), and John Hunt, a Lean Six Sigma specialist and expert within the manufacturing field as a whole.

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Speakers
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Curt Anderson

B2Btail.com
Curt Anderson founded an eCommerce company in 1995 that was ranked 3X on the Internet Retailer Magazine Top 1000 eCommerce Companies. Since selling that company, Curt has served as an eCommerce consultant targeting manufacturers including spending 4 years at the New York Small Business... Read More →
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Celia Paulson

NIST MEP
Celia Paulsen facilitates efforts to improve the cybersecurity posture of small and medium-size manufacturers throughout the U.S. as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Cybersecurity Services Specialist. She has been... Read More →
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Tammy Gray

SBDC
Tammy Gray has been a business owner in Alaska since 2007. Growing up in the third-generation of a multi-generational business, she put her entrepreneurial skills to work and began a career in banking and finance in 1988. Mortgage lending bookended her career with several years as... Read More →
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Juliana Canale

NJMEP
Juliana Canale, Food Industry Safety, Compliance, & Regulatory Specialist at New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) is an experienced food safety and quality professional. She is the recipient of the 2019 MEP Industry Award-National Collaboration Excellence Award through... Read More →
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John Hunt

OMEP
John’s manufacturing experience spans a wide range of roles – including process engineering, quality engineering, continuous improvement, and manufacturing management. His personal focus has been on blending continuous improvement tools and philosophy into the daily practice of... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am AKST
Virtual

12:00pm AKST

A Conversation with Lee Ryan of Ryan Air - Alaska Native Professional Association Virtual Gathering
The Alaska Native Professional Association is hosting their November virtual gathering alongside AK Startup Week this year with Lee Ryan, the President of Ryan Air.

Lee Ryan is Iñupiaq from Unalakleet. He is President of the largest 100% Iñupiaq-owned aviation company in the State of Alaska, and will speak about how Ryan Air started as a small Alaska business and grown to what it is today.

The conversation will continue to how other Alaska Native-owned businesses can follow this model to grow in the same way, and how some of the challenges they’ve faced as they’ve grown have actually led to their success.

This virtual even is free and open to the public! Please listen in whether you're Alaska Native or not, because we all face similar challenges in helping Alaska Native-owned businesses thrive in this new digital age.

More information on the Alaska Native Professional Association's Facebook Event


Thursday November 19, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AKST
Virtual

12:00pm AKST

Use YouTube to Grow your Business
The Digital Skills Workshop Series - part of Alaska Startup Week 2020 - will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

You visit it often for news, entertainment, and adorable cat videos, but YouTube can offer your business so much more! Time to take your online game to the next level. This session will teach you best practices for sharing compelling video content, creating your channel, and driving engagement with your brand.

In this workshop we'll discuss best practices for:
  • Understanding different video formats
  • How to set up a YouTube channel
  • Making good creative content and how to target and measure the results

Presented by Penny Gage, Google Indian Country Digital Trainer, from the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development.

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Speakers
avatar for Penny Gage

Penny Gage

Economic Development Specialist, University of Alaska Center for Economic Development



Thursday November 19, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AKST
Zoom

12:00pm AKST

Starting a Business? We can help!
Thinking about starting your own business? This workshop was built for you!

We will cover basic issues faced when starting a small business such as business licensing, legal forms of business, business record-keeping, hiring employees, business planning, and access to financing. Let Jennifer Adams from Alaska's Small Business Development Center help guide you through the process of starting a small business!

Feel free to listen in, take notes, and ask questions—this event isn't one you'll want to miss!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89590903853?pwd=UDY0ZTVhK2diVlRnL09vNC85RTlydz09
Webinar ID: 895 9090 3853
Passcode: 487052

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams

Director of Rural Program Development, Alaska Small Business Development Center
Jennifer Adams is the Rural Director for the Alaska Small Business Development Center. Mrs. Adams holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has been with the AK SBDC since 2018 and has helped over 400 businesses in Alaska. Adams is... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AKST
Virtual

1:00pm AKST

ICE Jam: Impact Through Innovation
This is a learning event as part of the University of Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship ICE Jam StartupWeek Series, and it's going to be a rockstar session.

You will hear from several programs and changemakers across Alaska that through their assistance to startups and innovation have a direct social and environmental impact. Learn from their experiences, listen to their discussions, and be you'll be invited to bring up topics of interest.

Speakers
avatar for Isaac Vanderburg

Isaac Vanderburg

CEO, Launch Alaska
Isaac is the CEO of Launch Alaska and the fund manager for Launch Alaska Fund II — a $3m fund that invests directly in the accelerators' cohort companies. Isaac has worked with hundreds of early stage companies and entrepreneurs responding to Alaska’s food, water, transportation... Read More →
avatar for Jan Dawe

Jan Dawe

Director, OneTree Alaska
OneTree Alaska is a STEAM (STEM + Arts) program affiliated with the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. OneTree Alaska projects are made possible through collaboration with K-12 teachers, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School... Read More →
avatar for Jacqueline Summers

Jacqueline Summers

Managing Director, Health TIE
Jacqueline Summers is the Managing Director of Health TIE, an Alaskan healthcare hub. Health TIE advances healthcare systems by connecting service providers and organizations with entrepreneurs and startups and facilitating Alaskan-based pilot projects. Jacqueline hosts bi-monthly... Read More →
avatar for Peter Webley

Peter Webley

Deputy Director, UAF Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dr. Peter Webley is a Research Associate Professor of Remote Sensing in the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as the Associate Director of Research at the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI). His research focuses on natural... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Snookes

Ashley Snookes

Programs Manager, Spruce Root Inc.
Ashley grew up in Sitka, Alaska where her experiences on the debate team prompted her interest in foreign affairs. She earned a B.S. in Political Science and went on to intern at the United Nations. After earning her M.A. in International Security and Development at Swansea University... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm AKST
Virtual

4:00pm AKST

Office Hours: Drop By for an Audit of Your Business's Online Presence
The Digital Skills Workshop Series - part of Alaska Startup Week - will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

In this virtual 'office-hours' open session, experienced Google trainers and online marketers Penny Gage and Melissa Moody will work with attendees in an informal setting to provide actionable feedback about their businesses' online presence. Swing by whenever you can throughout the hour to explore questions, such as:
  • How does my business show up online?
  • What experience do customers have when they interact with my brand and website?
  • Is my website easy to navigate on both desktop and mobile devices?
During this consultation, you will explore key elements of a strong online presence, examine the brand presence and site functionality of your business, and receive concrete recommendations to improve your brand presence and site usability.

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Speakers
avatar for Penny Gage

Penny Gage

Economic Development Specialist, University of Alaska Center for Economic Development



Thursday November 19, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm AKST
Zoom

4:00pm AKST

Sparking a Culture of Innovation in Healthcare
Health TIE is excited to host Sparking a Culture of Innovation in Healthcare featuring panelists Swatee Surve, Dr. Steve Scully, and Jerry Jenkins for Alaska Startup Week 2020.

The problem:
What needs to be in place to make positive changes possible? How can people be empowered to share their ideas and then supported to test them out? Many entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and families face a wide variety of problems that either never get solved, or get solved slowly—and Health TIE wants to foster a discussion to help accelerate the development of answers for these communities.

This won’t be a typical panel discussion.

We will be facilitating a “fishbowl” style panel where participants will be invited to jump onto the panel and share their thoughts. Like to be inspired? This will be an opportunity to network, share your ideas, and launch the next big healthcare innovation.

Join us LIVE on Zoom Thursday, November 19th to learn more about how you can get involved with healthcare problem-solving NOW—not next year.

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Speakers
avatar for Swatee Surve

Swatee Surve

CEO, Litesprite
avatar for Dr. Steve Scully

Dr. Steve Scully

CEO, Thaddeus Medical Systems, Inc.
avatar for Jerry Jenkins

Jerry Jenkins

COO, Alaska Behavioral Health Association
avatar for Jacqueline Summers

Jacqueline Summers

Managing Director, Health TIE
Jacqueline Summers is the Managing Director of Health TIE, an Alaskan healthcare hub. Health TIE advances healthcare systems by connecting service providers and organizations with entrepreneurs and startups and facilitating Alaskan-based pilot projects. Jacqueline hosts bi-monthly... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm AKST
Zoom

5:00pm AKST

Business & Brews - OneTree Alaska Virtual Tour and Future at their Commercial Kitchen
This will be part of Alaska Startup Week Business and Brew events. For those who come along to hang out, you will hear from the OneTree Alaska program, their Commercial Kitchen, and the companies that they are working on.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Dawe

Jan Dawe

Director, OneTree Alaska
OneTree Alaska is a STEAM (STEM + Arts) program affiliated with the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. OneTree Alaska projects are made possible through collaboration with K-12 teachers, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School... Read More →
avatar for Peter Webley

Peter Webley

Deputy Director, UAF Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dr. Peter Webley is a Research Associate Professor of Remote Sensing in the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as the Associate Director of Research at the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI). His research focuses on natural... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm AKST
Virtual

5:30pm AKST

What is an Incubator? Accelerator? Bootcamp? Understanding the options for your startup.
Are you a startup looking for help (or money)? Between finding a private investor, Venture Capitalist Firm, or crowdsourced funding, there are a lot of options out there... But what do they all mean?

A great idea is far and few between—but money is a neverending resource. It's only a matter of finding the channels that will invest in you AND your idea.

Join Jake Carpenter, local Alaskan entrepreneur, software developer, and startup community leader for a short presentation about Incubators, Accelerators, Investors, and more.

If you're new to the startup ecosystem, this session is a perfect place to get your feet wet.

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Thursday November 19, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm AKST
Virtual
 
Friday, November 20
 

10:00am AKST

How to Amplify Your Awesome (and Your Bottom Line) with Unique Selling Propositions
The Digital Skills Workshop Series - part of Alaska Startup Week 2020 - will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

Join award-winning conversion copywriter and strategist, Sarah Zerkel as she helps you become unmistakable in your industry by amplifying your awesome (and your bottom line). She'll lead you through her signature 5-Step framework for creating powerhouse unique selling propositions and becoming the next red-hot commodity in your industry. Sarah will guide you through all of the copy (aka words) you would write on your website, social media, sales page, e-mails, etc. This session will help businesses at any stage to generate ideas and keep writing and messaging consistent.

Speaker - Sarah Zerkel: Since 2015, Sarah Zerkel worked as a conversion copywriter and strategist helping 6, 7, and 8-figure entrepreneurs show up like big league players in their copy, launches, funnels, emails—everywhere. To date, she's helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, brands, course-creators, and personalities STOP competing to be the best at the thing everyone else is trying to be the best at--and become the BEST at the thing NO ONE ELSE is even attempting.

Wanna get a little taste of how she helps you amplify your awesome--AND your bottom line? Get her FREE "Amplify Your Awesome Framework for Unique Selling Propositions". Grab it here: bit.ly/amplifyyourawesomeframework

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Gretchen Fauske

Associate Director, University of Alaska Center for Economic Development
Gretchen Fauske is a marketing minded economic developer fueled by a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and small business. She is the the associate director for the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development. The University of Alaska Center for Economic Development... Read More →

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Friday November 20, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am AKST
Zoom

11:00am AKST

Find your Angel Investors!
When you're ready for funding, your startup has so many options. And while Alaska's startup community may feel small, we're ripe with Angel Investors ready to take a chance on your idea or early-stage startup.

The Alaska Angel Conference was created to connect new and seasoned Alaskan investors with the best and brightest Alaskan startups, in order to keep growing Alaska's innovation ecosystem. It's not just about money: companies selected to present at the conference will go through feedback sessions leading up to the final pitch, so they can fine-tune their business strategy and pitch to the investors.

Join this session and hear more about what an Angel Investor is and how the 2021 Alaska Angel Conference can help your startup! We make it easier for Alaskan funders and founders to connect and take action for the betterment of Alaska's future.

Thinking about it, but not sure? Join the session, ask your questions and we'll even help you fill out your application live!

If you're an entrepreneur and you apply by next Monday, November 23 for the AK Angel Conference, you'll be eligible for an additional $3,000 to fund customer discovery even before the conference starts!

See you Friday!

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Melanie Lucas-Conwell

Portfolio Manager, 49th State Angel Fund

Speakers
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Scott Bell

Verus Corporation
I'm an early-stage investor with an interest in supporting Alaskans who are starting or running small companies.  I have a background in engineering, management and project management.
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MaryAlice Turletes

Founder & CEO, HairVoyage
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Ray Huot

Fund Co-Manager, Alaska Angel Conference
Ray Huot joined the first Alaska Angel Conference in 2019 with the goal of expanding his knowledge of deal terms, startup company valuations, and early stage investment options in Alaska while also contributing to the Alaska Startup community with experience gained thru conference... Read More →



Friday November 20, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am AKST
Zoom

12:00pm AKST

Alaska Entrepreneurs Navigating Global Change Online in 2020
The Digital Skills Workshop Series - part of Alaska Startup Week 2020 - will help entrepreneurs grow and strengthen their online presence and digital skills. This series is being organized by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, in partnership with the Anchorage Community Land Trust and Spruce Root.

2020 has been a tumultuous year. A global pandemic, economic recession, shutdown orders, a nation-wide racial reckoning, a contentious national election, and devastating impacts from climate change are all looming large. In this panel discussion, we'll hear from some standout Alaska business owners with strong social media presences who have all navigated the current moment in their own ways. What worked and what didn't? How did they get creative in 2020? How did they know what their customers found most engaging? Most of all, we'll hear how they rode the waves of change to stay strong in their business values and connect with their customers and community online.

Moderator: Penny Gage (University of Alaska Center for Economic Development)

Panelists: Brandon Howard (Amalga Distillery), Jovell Rennie (Akeela Collective / Thompson & Co, Lia Heifetz (Barnacle Foods), and Aspen Raney (Kuration Collective)

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Penny Gage

Economic Development Specialist, University of Alaska Center for Economic Development

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Brandon Howard

Owner/Founder, Amalga Distillery
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Aspen Raney

Founder / Owner, Kuration Collective
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Jovell Rennie

Akeela Collective / Thompson & Co.
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Lia Heifetz

Founder / Owner, Barnacle Foods



Friday November 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AKST
Zoom

1:00pm AKST

ICE Jam: Intellectual Property Workshop
The last session in the ICE Jam StartupWeek series, don't miss some critical advice that many people get wrong when it's already too late to resolve.

Have you wanted to know more about the intellectual property needs of a startup? Come hear from Charley Brown of Ballard Spahr LLP along with a question and answer session moderated by David Park, Project Manager of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization. Charley F. Brown leads the Electrical, Software and Business Methods team in the firm's Patent Group and is a member of the Ballard Spahr Intellectual Property Litigation Team.

This is a learning event hosted by University of Alaska Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (Alaska Center ICE).

Speakers
avatar for Charley Brown

Charley Brown

Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
Charley F. Brown leads the electrical, software and business methods team in the firm’s patent group, and is a member of the IP litigation team. Brown is a registered patent attorney with substantial experience in patent prosecution and litigation. His practice encompasses patent... Read More →
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David Park

Project Manager, University of Alaska Fairbanks - Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
Prior to working at UAF, David worked as an intellectual property attorney for over 15 years with a particular focus on high technology clients, patent procurement, and patent portfolio management. He counseled and developed long-term relationships with engineers and scientists, university... Read More →



Friday November 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm AKST
Virtual

1:00pm AKST

Dynamics of Business Development in Rural Alaska
This conversation is presented as part of the Alaska Native Economic Development Conversations with Debbie Atuk. 
Launching a business in rural Alaska sometimes requires working with a municipal government, a tribal government, and an Alaska Native Corporation, in addition to adhering to all applicable state and federal regulations. It requires experience approaching and coordinating these separate entities to head off lengthy delays. Diplomacy and cultural awareness will ensure that the process of gaining community buy-in is efficient and effective.
Meet the speakers:
  • Leanna Russell (Inupiaq) of Mack Solutions has worked with Alaska Native corporations, borough government affairs, and Quintillion. She will discuss her experience in coordinating the “trilateral entities.”
  • AlexAnna Salmon (Yup’ik/Aleut), President of the Igiugig Tribal Village Council has successfully worked with start-ups in her community including an alternative energy startup.
  • Bryan Maracle (Mohawk from Akwesasne). Brian has been living and working with indigenous communities his entire career. With 20 years of project management experience in Alaska, he has developed an in-depth knowledge of using indigenous values to delivers results in rural Alaska. 

  • Debbie Atuk (Inupiaq) is a portfolio specialist for SkyView Investment Advisors and serves on the Bering Straits Native Corporation board.

Who should join this session?  Anyone related to: 
  • Alternative energy startups
  • Infrastructure
  • Communication companies
  • Transportation
  • Cultural and environmental tourism
  • Hunting/guiding
  • Tribal government
  • Alaska Native Corporations

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Debbie Atuk

Portfolio Specialist, SkyView Investment Advisors
Debbie Atuk is Inupiaq and a proud shareholder and board treasurer of Bering Straits Native Corporation and is also a shareholder of Sitnasuak Native Corporation. She was raised in Nome and Anchorage, Alaska. Debbie is a portfolio specialist for Skyview Investment Advisors, where... Read More →
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Leanna Russell

Owner/Consultant, the mack solutions
Leanna Russell is from Utqiaġvik. She is descended from a strong family legacy that has been integral to her upbringing. Her wealth of cultural and institutional knowledge are attributes of her Hopson and Akpik lineages.Communal prosperity is an Iñupiat value instilled in her heart... Read More →
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Bryan Maracle

The Play Yard & Quill LLC


Friday November 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm AKST
Zoom

1:00pm AKST

Successful Marketing Strategies
Study the strategies behind an industry with one of the most successful marketing strategies in history...subsequent discussion will be how to apply these strategies to your own business.

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Meeting ID: 867 9720 0060
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Speakers
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Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan

Associate Professor, University of Alaska
Kathrynn holds Masters degrees in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration, an Educational Specialist degree, and has over 30 years' experience in business management, finance, business/strategic marketing consulting, and 15 years' experience with post-secondary educational... Read More →



Friday November 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm AKST
Virtual

4:30pm AKST

Business & Brews | The Uncle Leroy's Coffee Story
Join us for another edition of Business & Brews to learn about Uncle Leroy's Coffee from the ground up.  Co-owners Austin Schwartz and Carla McConnell tell their origin story that began on a 1968 bus and has grown into a pair of Anchorage area coffee shops and a small batch roaster.

Learn about the ups and downs of sustaining a new business in the midst of COVID, starting up in a saturated market, and branding yourself using history, a story, and aesthetics. We will also be taking a virtual tour of their Midtown shop to learn more about manual espresso, slow brew coffee, and small-batch roasting. See how Uncle Leroy's Coffee intersects itself with coffee bar and coffeehouse culture to stay competitive, collaborative, and community-oriented.

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Speakers
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Austin Schwartz

Co-owner, Uncle Leroy's Coffee
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Carla McConnell

Co-owner, Uncle Leroy's Coffee


Friday November 20, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm AKST
Virtual
 
Saturday, November 21
 

10:00am AKST

Alaska BIPOC Business Development Summit
This event will be part of the annual Alaska Startup Week and will be cohosted by a diverse list of groups advocating for more entrepreneurship opportunities in BIPOC communities such Alaska Black Chamber of Commerce, NAACP Anchorage Economic Development Committee, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Alaska, Sol de Medianoche AND will include allies such as Alaska Start Ups, 49th State Fund, and Municipality of Anchorage: Office of Equal Opportunity and more.

The objective of this event is to provide training, resources, and networking opportunities to BIPOC owned businesses (this means 51% or more owned by a person of color) operating in Alaska to encourage the formation and growth of as many as possible. It will teach fundamentals to start or grow our businesses, sharing resources available in our communities and nationwide, introduce different entrepreneur ecosystem leaders in Alaska, and give time to address specific needs in each of our cultural communities and how to bring opportunities and address disparities to Alaska.

If you are a BIPOC business owner, or work for an organization that is BIPOC led/founded or are an ally who works along side our communities and would like to be part of this event save the date and contact us! Space is limited and this event will happen statewide.

Although it is free to attend (thanks to amazing sponsors, details to come) your support is still appreciated and will go directly to BIPOC start ups and existing businesses (name and drawings to be shared at the event). Many virtual prizes will be given to ALL attendees.
  • Starting and Scaling
  • Accessing Capital
  • Accounting and Taxes
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Community Specific Information and needs
More details to come! for more information such as attending, speaking, sponsoring or advertising please call 907-602-5297 or email alaskablackchamberofcommerce@gmail.com

Speakers
avatar for Jasmin Smith

Jasmin Smith

Founder / Owner, The Business Boutique



Saturday November 21, 2020 10:00am - 12:30pm AKST
Virtual

10:30am AKST

K - 12: OneTree Alaska Participatory Action Research Collaborative
Online event to learn about the teachers and homeschooling connections to OneTree Alaska. Come learn more and hear their stories.

Speakers
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Joan Webster

Owner, LitWorks Educational Consulting
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Jan Dawe

Director, OneTree Alaska
OneTree Alaska is a STEAM (STEM + Arts) program affiliated with the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. OneTree Alaska projects are made possible through collaboration with K-12 teachers, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School... Read More →
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Peter Webley

Deputy Director, UAF Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dr. Peter Webley is a Research Associate Professor of Remote Sensing in the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as the Associate Director of Research at the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI). His research focuses on natural... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm AKST
Virtual
 
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