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Thursday, July 27 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
ANC - Rethink/Startup (9a - 5p Conference, Dena'aina)

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A day long public conference for Alaska entrepreneurs, investors and inclusion.
Held by the Municipality of Anchorage's 49th State Angel Fund and the Alaska Small Business Development Center. Free, but limited to 100--please register on sched! July 27, Dena'aina Center, Floor 2. Doors at 8:30. Opening at 9:00 with comments from Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. Speakers include Co-founder, CEO and President of GCI Ron Duncan, Mike Temali of Twin Cities Neighborhood Development Center, and more. See attached agenda.

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Joe Morrison

49SAF Fund Manager, Municipality of Anchorage
A public servant dedicated to seeing entrepreneurship and private enterprise grow across Alaska.

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Lance Ahern

Business Advisor, Alaska SBDC
Lance Ahern is business advisor to the Alaska Small Business Development Center, the first Managing Director of the Launch Alaska accelerator, and foudner of Internet Alaska, the state's first Internet Service Provider.

Kevin Anselm

Kevin Anselm is Director of the Division of Banking and Securities at the State of Alaska, instrumental in working on the effort to permit true equity crowdfunding in Alaska.

Judith Bassoul

Judith Bassoul is a manager at the 49th Fund, a micro-venture capital firm in Alaska. She has significant investment experience, particularly in the food industry.

Christi Bell

Associate Vice Chancellor and BEI Executive Director, UAA Business Enterprise Institute
Christi Bell is Executive Director of the University of Alaska Business Enterprise Institute, which houses a variety of programs to help Alaska private enterprise make an economic impact in the state. She is also an Advisory Committee member of the 49th State Angel Fund.

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor of Anchorage

Amanda Clayton

Amanda Clayton is a financial professional with experience at Wells Fargo, Key Bank, and today Alaska Growth Capital.

Ron Duncan

GCI Co-Founder, President and CEO.

Ryan Gilbert

Ryan Gilbert is Director of the Anchorage Small Business Development Center, where he helps young companies grow and succeed.

Justin Green

Founder and President of Alaska Demolition.

Neil Gunn

Neil Gunn, along with business partner Paul Wiltse, is a managing member of Anchorage Equity Partners and Venture North Group. A financial professional with an extensive accounting and finance background, Neil holds a variety of private equity, M&A, private and public sector expe... Read More →

Paul Hackenmueller

Paul Hackenmueller works for Spruce Root Community Development Inc., managing its lending and entrepreneurial support programs, including the Path to Prosperity Business Plan Competition.
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Ky Holland

Assistant Professor, Alaska Pacific University
I'm active the startup commuity and working in a variety of roles including co manager of the Alaska Accelerator Fund, Angel investor, Entrepreneurship instructor at APU, Co-Founder of a couple startups, Board member of Launch Alaska accelerartor and a volunteer helping orgnanize Startup Weekends, AK Entrepreneurship Week, and the coming AK Year of Innovation.  See my linked in... Read More →

Mara Kimmel

Mara Kimmel is first lady of Anchorage, a Rose Fellow and a leader in the Welcoming Anchorage initiative. She has worked with immigrants and refugees and Alaska Native organizations throughout Anchorage and Alaska and co-founded the Alaska Institute for Justice.

Adam Krynicki

Adam has 10+ years of working with high-tech startups and inventors who want to commercialize new inventions. Adam helps technology companies with company formation, marketing, sales, complex contract negotiation, technology licensing, and financing. Adam serves as the Secretary... Read More →

Jack Lewis

Founder of the Alaska Sourdough Mining Company, Firetap Alehouse, and franchisee with others for BurgerFI and Krispy Kreme.

Dave McCarthy

Dave McCarthy is, with co-founder Jason Motyka, owner of 49th State Brewing, with operations in Anchorage and Denali. And four other businesses. He along with Moytka was named Alaska Small Business Persons of the Year in 2008 and 2016 by the Small Business Administration.

Jimmy Miner

Jimmy Miner is a project manager at JL Properties, First Alaskan Capital Partners, and with the Anchorage Opportunity Fund, an investment function that seeks to place capital into proven Anchorage companies seeking growth. He holds significant consulting experience with Deloitte... Read More →

Siri Moss

General Manager, Alaska Rock Gym
A co-founder of Alaska Rock Gym and the General Manager of the company from its inception, Siri Moss has been in the indoor climbing business for 22 years, seeing it grow from infancy to a significant force in the outdoor industry. She has recently worked hard to grow the Alaska... Read More →

Forrest Nabors

Forrest A. Nabors, PhD is currently Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and teaches American Government and Politics. Previously, he was a co-founder of a behavioral informatics company, a co-founder of an online consumer information c... Read More →

Alana Peterson

The program director at Spruce Root Community Development and the Sustainable Southeast Partnership, Alana believes that sustainable businesses are the best platform for creating meaningful solutions to most modern day challenges.
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Juliet Shepherd

Tech Led Development Project Manager, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation
Juliet has a passion for propagating win/win outcomes, fostering economic diversity, and starting up in Alaska. She is currently the Tech Led Development Project Manager at FEDC, co-curator of the Alaska Startup Digest and a driving force behind "Year of Innovation" to nurture startups, reduce import dependance, increase exports, and engage students to diversify Alaska's economic base... Read More →

Mihalo "Mike" Temali

Founder and CEO of Neighborhood Development Centers, which provides empowerment to entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
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Luke Thomas

Business Banker - Payroll Consultant, Wells Fargo
Luke Thomas is a financial professional with Wells Fargo based out of Anchorage, Alaska. Luke has been a Business Banker, Branch Manager, and is currently the Business Payroll Consultant for Alaskan business owners with 1 to 500 employees.
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Stephen Trimble

Founder and CEO, Arctic Solar Ventures Corporation
Founder and CEO of Arctic Solar Ventures, Stephen Trimble is an Advisory Committee Member of the 49SAF.

Isaac Vanderburg

Isaac Vanderburg is Managing Director at Launch Alaska, the state's only startup accelerator.


Thursday July 27, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center 600 W. Seventh Avenue Anchorage