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Monday, July 17
 

TBA

Alaska Business Week - High School Business Camp
Alaska Chamber of Commerce's Alaska Business Week (ABW) is a one-week summer program teaching Alaskan high school students the basics of business, leadership and entrepreneurship. Participants live on a college campus, and work as teams in a dynamic business simulation with the guidance of a mentor from the business community. After completing the program, students have a competitive edge on workplace readiness, college preparation, and overall life success. ABW gives participants the tools they will need to succeed after their high school graduation. Register at the ABW site.

Monday July 17, 2017 TBA
Alaska Pacific University 4101 University Dr. Anchorage

5:00pm

ANC - Launch Alaska Happy Hour
Launch Alaska, Alaska's first business accelerator, would like to include our welcome happy hour (July 17 5-8 pm at Alaska Alchemist) to welcome our 2017 cohort and network. LA Cohort 2 has an energy focus with a large network of mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs. Please RSVP Here.

Moderators
Monday July 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Alaska Alchemist 4th & A Street
 
Tuesday, July 18
 

9:30am

Homer - Starting a Business Workshop
Are you 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 the SBDC help guide you through the process of starting a small business. This workshop is free of charge but pre-registration is required.

Sponsors

Tuesday July 18, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Homer Chamber of Commerce 201 Sterling Hwy, Homer AK 99603

6:00pm

FBX - Meet & Greet: Startup Week Hosts, Founders, Volunteers & Business Community
Event hosts, startup founders, volunteers, community supporters are invited to meet, mingle, munch!  
... and make a movie!
Bring yourself, your appetite, and your startup stories to share for the Fairbanks Introduction to Alaska Startup Week short, to be circulated to help introduce this event to the broader local community.
- Alaska Startup Week - Fairbanks posters will be available for pick-up

Grab your favorite pint and join us for pizza at 6 - 8 pm. Okay to arrive at any time in-between.


Speakers
avatar for Jen Eskridge

Jen Eskridge

Managing Partner, Working INK
Working INK is the collaborative team of Jennifer Eskridge and John Stowman, providing technical and support services for new and startup companies as they develop their intial offerings. They are also the founders of FAIRBIKES Alaska's first bikeshare (fairbikes.com) and the HU... Read More →


Tuesday July 18, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lavelle's Tap House 408 2nd Ave. Fairbanks
 
Wednesday, July 19
 

9:00am

WAS - Starting a Business - Wasilla
Are you thinking about starting your own business in the Mat-Su Valley? If so, this workshop was built for you! This workshop will cover basic issues faced when starting a new small business such as feasibility study, business planning, business licensing, legal forms of business, selecting a location, business record-keeping, hiring employees and access to business loans. Let the SBDC help guide you through the process of starting a small business. Preregistration at www.aksbdc.org is required.


Sponsors

Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Wasilla 201 N Lucille St., Suite 2-A , Wasilla AK 99654-7010

9:30am

Homer - How to Write a Business Plan
This interactive workshop will cover the basics of writing a business plan and how it can help you focus your business, obtain financing, and keep your business on track. The first half of the class will cover the financials for a dummy company chosen by the attendees and the second half will go over the narrative portion of the business plan. It is relevant for everybody in business, from the person just planning to start, to the seasoned entrepreneur.

Bring your lunch! Because this class will go straight through the lunch hour, feel free to Brown Bag it and bring your PB&J. 

Instructions: This workshop requires pre-registration and pre-payment. You can make payment online with a credit card or mail in the full amount via check. To make arrangements to pay by check, please contact Kendra in the State Office at 907-786-7263. We are unable to accept any payments in person at the class.

Sponsors

Wednesday July 19, 2017 9:30am - 1:30pm
Homer Chamber of Commerce 201 Sterling Hwy, Homer AK 99603
 
Thursday, July 20
 

10:00am

ANC & Web - You’re Social, Now What? – Find out which social networks are right for you
You’ve thought about what social networks to use for your business or nonprofit, and you’re ready to take the next step. Where do you go from there? This webinar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. 

We’ll show you the benefits of using each, what kind of content to create, tips on using photos and video, and examples of how other organizations are marketing with them. You’ll also get tips on how to use analytics tools to tell if you social media activity is working. Do you know that 43% of small businesses dedicate six or more hours per week to social media? While it’s important to engage for social visibility and key connections online, we all want to do more in less time. This session will help you save time at get back to what you love to do – running your business or organization. Attendees of this presentation will learn:

Tips for saving up to ten hours a week managing your social media Simple ways to find usable, relevant content for your posts How to integrate your social media into sales promotions and events Best practices, business builders and more... 

This workshop is supported by Constant Contact and is presented by Debbie Rinckey with Market Wise (Designing Your Online Strategies).

Sponsors

Thursday July 20, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Web + Local (check for details)

12:00pm

WAS - Getting Started with Quickbooks - Wasilla
Are you a small business ready to hop on the QuickBooks Online train? This course will provide an introduction and overview of the benefits of using Quickbooks Online for small business financial management. Instructor, Julie Nolen, is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.

We will be using a sample file, not an individual client data. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop to follow along, but it is not required.

Topics covered in this workshop include:
  • QB Online navigation
  • Company Set-Up
  • Working with Lists (vendors, customers, etc.)
  • Setting-up chart of accounts (bank accounts, assets, expenses, income)
  • Tracking Expenses
  • Making Deposits


Sponsors

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Wasilla 201 N Lucille St., Suite 2-A , Wasilla AK 99654-7010

4:02pm

ANC - Entrepreneur Pre-StartupWeek Meetup
Please join us for a discussion about increasing entrepreneurs awareness and involvement in the Akaska Startup Week and the Alaska startup eco system in the future. We will be meeting with the regular boardroom 4:02 social break.

Sponsors
avatar for Ky Holland

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 →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:02pm - 5:00pm
The Boardroom 601 W 5th Avenue, Suite 200 Anchorage

5:30pm

ANC - Live After 5 - Life Ain’t Fairview Trio
July 20 – Life Ain’t Fairview Trio
Fan favorite Orion Donicht is back with his punk-folk trio to rock the masses. This is the can’t miss show of the season if you are ready to party.

Join us from 5:30 – 7:30pm every Thursday night in Town Square Park for the Live After Five music series! This fun, annual, free event features good eats, a beer & wine garden, prizes from GCI and Alaska Airlines and live music from local & out-of-state artists! The 2017 season runs from May 25th to August 10th!

Thursday July 20, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Anchorage Town Square Park 5th/6th and E/F
 
Saturday, July 22
 

TBA

FBX - Downtown Shopwalk
Step out of the Golden Days Festival into local business storefronts and meet the entrepreneurs that make Fairbanks "Local". For more info contact: jennifer@workingink.com

Speakers
avatar for Jen Eskridge

Jen Eskridge

Managing Partner, Working INK
Working INK is the collaborative team of Jennifer Eskridge and John Stowman, providing technical and support services for new and startup companies as they develop their intial offerings. They are also the founders of FAIRBIKES Alaska's first bikeshare (fairbikes.com) and the HU... Read More →


Saturday July 22, 2017 TBA
2nd Ave Downtown, FBX

9:00am

FBX - Fairbanks Chamber: Golden Days Street Fair
Come kick off Alaska Startup Week in Fairbanks at the Golden Days street fair downtown!

Each year, the Fairbanks Chamber hosts Golden Days to commemorate the discovery of gold by Felix Pedro and pay tribute to our rich, golden history during a week-long celebration of community-wide events. The true success of an event of this magnitude depends on the generous support of businesses to ensure that Golden Days remains one of Fairbanks premier summer attractions as it has for the past 60 years. The annual street fair provides vendors the opportunity to promote their goods and services, on-stage entertainment from some of Fairbanks’ most talented music and dance groups on the ConocoPhilips stage, activities for the kids in the Kids Korner sponsored by UA College Savings Plan. The street fair is fun for all ages. Come on down!
http://www.fairbankschamber.org/street-fair

Saturday July 22, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Golden Heart Plaza 1st Ave. Downtown, FBX

10:00am

FBX - Fairbanks Chamber: Golden Days Grande Parade
Starts at Carlson Center down 2nd Avenue (which turns into 1st Avenue),goes right on Barnette Street, and the route ends at the Gaffney Street intersection.

Hosted by the Fairbanks Chamber, this is the pinnacle of Golden Days activities and the largest parade in Alaska! Hosting more than 100 entries, it includes marching bands, clowns, jugglers, antique cars, unicycle riders and floats. Don’t forget to purchase your Rubber Duckie Race tickets from ticket sellers along the parade route! 
http://www.fairbankschamber.org/grand-parade


Saturday July 22, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Carlson Center 2010 Second Ave, FBX
 
Sunday, July 23
 

10:00am

FBX - Tour of Farms
It's the 5th Annual Fairbanks Tour of Farms - celebrating the new Golden Heaart Grown label! The new Golden Heart Grown label recognizes and encourages agriculture products grown in the Interior Alaska in the marketplace.

This year's Tour of Farms event will feature six traditional farms and one urban farm, located in East Fairbanks, North Pole, and along Chena Hot Springs Road. The tour is self-guided and free. All participants will be eligible to win fun door prizes from the farms. Come see what (and how) Fairbanks' farmers are producing!
For a list of featured farms and tour info, visit www.growfairbanks.com or contact Samantha Reynolds at sreynolds@investfairbanks.com.
Map link here:  http://www.investfairbanks.com/projects/agriculture/tour-farms

A limited number of Golden Heart Grown T-Shirts are available for a donation of $15 (cash or check) at FEDC offices, M-F 9 am - 4:30 pm downtown behind the courthouse at 330 Wendell Ave., Suite E.  For more info, call 452-2185, or email sreynolds@investfairbanks.com.

Sponsors
SR

Samantha Reynolds

Samantha is the FEDC Project Manager for Agriculture, Rural Outreach, Forestry, and Fairbanks First: Think Local.




Sunday July 23, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
See listing for locations
 
Monday, July 24
 

8:30am

ANC & Web - New Venture Investing Workshop
Each year we offer a workshop for investors. This year we are expecting to offer two workshops. One will be focused on corporate strategic investments and syndication of strategic investment in deals. The second will look at the tax issues around investing and company structural options, managing losses and managing gains of new ventures.  During the day we'll also have a presentation by the State of Alaska on the new crowd funding program. See the link for the eventbrite site to register and the attached draft program outline.
Hi there, Ky Holland is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/560571221 Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,,560571221# or +14086380968,,560571221# Or Telephone: Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 560 571 221 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=pghj0fOJ0RrYBPTqIXN5Zd0BSN_OFJW3

Moderators
avatar for Ky Holland

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 →


Monday July 24, 2017 8:30am - 2:00pm
The Boardroom 601 W 5th Avenue, Suite 200 Anchorage

10:00am

FBX - Free Coworking @ the HUB!
Be our guest during Alaska Startup Week at the HUB! 
Includes reliable wifi, open seating, a place to meet and room to focus. All with easy access to the best downtown has to offer Food – Coffee – Craft Beer – Yoga – Live Music – Community
You just never know what might happen here.

http://fbxhub.com/

Monday July 24, 2017 10:00am - 7:00pm
HUB 410 2nd Ave, Fbx

11:30am

ANC - Immigrant integration in to the Anchorage economy
You are invited to a discussion with Paul Feltman, Director of the Global Talent Bridge program for World Education Services (WES), and Dr. Mara Kimmel, Municipality of Anchorage, on ideas around immigrant/refugee economic integration in Anchorage and combatting “brain waste.”
Join in a discussion around the roles the university can play in efforts to build our economy in partnership with Alaska’s newest residents.  
(informal brown bag)

Speakers
PF

Paul Feltman

Paul Feltman is Deputy Executive Director for Global Talent Policy and Programs and Director of the Global Talent Bridge program for World Education Services (WES), a non-profit organization that helps immigrants gain recognition of their academic qualifications earned abroad. He... Read More →
DM

Dr. Mara Kimmel

First Lady, Municipality of Anchorage


Monday July 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
ISER conference room 1901 Bragaw Street, Suite 301

12:00pm

ANC - 2016 Manufacturer of the Year Announcement (Make It Monday Chamber Meeting - 40 years!)
The State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development’s Division of Economic Development manages the “Made in Alaska” program. The program’s mission is to promote products made, manufactured, or handcrafted in Alaska. Products which meet the program’s 51 percent or more produced in Alaska criteria are eligible to use the Made in Alaska logo. Each year, a Made in Alaska permit holder is selected as the state’s “Manufacturer of the Year.” The award recognizes the ability to overcome challenges and thrive while contributing to Alaska’s economy. Winners demonstrate hard work, business growth, job creation, innovation, and community spirit. Division of Economic Development Director Britteny Cioni-Haywood will announce the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year at the beginning of the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on July 24.
Link to tickets: http://business.anchoragechamber.org/events/details/make-it-monday-forum-40-years-fueling-the-49th-state-5002

Sponsors

Monday July 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center 600 W. Seventh Avenue Anchorage

12:00pm

FBX - Community Investor Poll - through 7/30/17
Are you interested in growing the Fairbanks business community through direct investment? You are invited to participate in a survey to identify interest, obstacles, and opportunities in startup investment within the Fairbanks business community, through Midnight, Sunday, 7/30/17:

https://goo.gl/forms/3j9thKIFfYYIc66r2

Contact juliet.shepherd@startupdigest.com for more information.

Speakers
avatar for Juliet Shepherd

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 →


Monday July 24, 2017 12:00pm - Sunday July 30, 2017 12:00pm
Google Form Poll https://goo.gl/forms/3j9thKIFfYYIc66r2

2:30pm

ANC - The Founder Movie and startup founder panel discussion at the Bear Tooth
Limited Capacity seats available

Join host and local entrepreneur Andre Horton for a showing of the new film, The Founder followed by a panel discussion afterwards about startups. Click here for more event information.  The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. The film stars Michael Keaton as businessman Ray Kroc, and portrays the story of his creation of the McDonald's fast food chain. 
 

Sponsors
avatar for Andre Horton

Andre Horton

Entrepreneurial Evangelist, Dipper Donuts
It would be cool to just wake up bored and wonder what to do next?.... | Is there a way to turn one's brain off at night? How do people play video games...I wish I could, but I think about all the stuff I could be doing. | | I think people should ask me about that one tim... Read More →



Monday July 24, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Bear Tooth

5:30pm

ANC - Starting a Business - Anchorage (Evening Class)
Are you 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 the SBDC help guide you through the process of starting a small business. 

This workshop is free of charge but pre-registration is required. This class is NOT available via webinar.

Moderators
Monday July 24, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Small Business Development Center - Anchorage 1901 Bragaw St, Rm 199, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
 
Tuesday, July 25
 

TBA

8:00am

Local & Web - Ocean Tuesday - Capturing value from Alaska’s ocean resources - ANC, Valdez, Petersburg, Homer, Juneau, Kodiak, & FBX
Ocean Tuesday is a statewide video-conference collaboration of entrepreneurs and innovators working toward a common goal of capturing value from Alaska’s ocean resources with hosted webinars in Kodiak, Homer, Juneau, Petersburg, Sitka, and Fairbanks. Examples include living resources, coastal tourism, marine biotechnology, renewable energy, and ocean technology.  Ocean Tuesday is for entrepreneurs and innovators who want to engage in Alaska’s largest sustainable economic opportunity – the oceans! Come connect, learn and shape how Alaska’s startup community contributes to and benefits from the emergence of this new blue economy.  Local meets at:
Anchorage
Alaska Communications Business Technology Center
600 East 36th Avenue

Petersburg
Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
219 N Nordic Dr

Valdez
City of Valdez
303 Lowe ST

Homer
Chamber of Commerce
201 Sterling Hwy

Juneau
Spruce Root / Sealaska
One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 400

Kodiak
Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center
118 Trident Way
Fairbanks
Decision Theater North
010 West Ridge Research Bldg.
909 Koyukuk Drive @ UAF

Preliminary Schedule:
  • 8:00-9:00 - Norway's Ocean Economy - Webinar by Institute of the North
  • 9:00 - 9:30 - Defining Alaska's Ocean Economy - Online Panel
  • 10:30 - 12:00 - Statewide Video - Sharing outcomes and future plans and ideas.

Speakers
JC

Joel Cladouhos

Alaska Ocean Cluster

Sponsors
JC

Joel Cladouhos

Alaska Ocean Cluster
avatar for Rachael Miller

Rachael Miller

Assistant Professor of Business, Alaska Pacific University
Very excited to connect with Alaska's growing entrepreneurial community! Background in food systems, small business development, and social enterprise.



Tuesday July 25, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Web + Local (check for details)

10:00am

FBX - Free Coworking @ the HUB!
Be our guest during Alaska Startup Week at the HUB! 
Includes reliable wifi, open seating, a place to meet and room to focus. All with easy access to the best downtown has to offer Food – Coffee – Craft Beer – Yoga – Live Music – Community
You just never know what might happen here.

http://fbxhub.com/

Tuesday July 25, 2017 10:00am - 7:00pm
HUB 410 2nd Ave, Fbx

1:00pm

ANC & FBX [via webcast] - MAKE - Manufacturing and Value Stream Mapping
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for Value Stream Simulation Workshop (& Moose's Tooth Pizza in ANC!)
12:45 - Serving Moose's Tooth Pizza (ANC)
1:00 - Introductions
1:15 - Begin Simulation (involving a room to room engagement form Anchorage and Fairbanks)
2:00 - Real life application from the audience (discussion/quesion and answers) 

Value Stream mapping is a tool from the lean management tool kit that identifies how a series of activities creates value for customers and where their is waste in the process (time, material, effort, money) that can be removed to increase the speed and efficiency of a process creating value for a customer. A result of this can be increased sales and profitabilty.
This is a hands on workshop for supply chain value stream mapping. Learn how to value performance, and whick metrics matter. 

During this simulation we will engage the audience through specific roles to identify gaps in the process flow that can applied in any business. Afterwards there will be time for discussion to talk about real life applications. All businesses and individuals are welcome to join!

Facilitated by Jim Bates in ANC at the Alaska Communications Business Technology Center (600 E 36th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503), with Juliet Shepherd in Fairbanks (at the UAF Decision Theater North, 010 West Ridge Research Building, 909 Koyukuk Dr). 

About Jim Bates:  Jim Bates is the President and CEO of Business Improvement Group, Inc. (BIG) and a Professor in several schools at UAA – including an Adjunct role in the Master of Science in Project Management program. Jim also serves as an advisory board member to various organizations.
Jim has a vast career spanning 37 years with proficiencies in Business Management and Information Technology. Recently he served three years as Director of Enterprise Technology Services for the State of Alaska and represented Alaska nationally as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). Jim has been providing business benefits through leadership, consulting, teaching, coaching, and mentoring for many diverse organizations since the early 1990’s - including F500’s.
Mr. Bates has a passion for teaching and is a champion of outcome-based learning. Jim has been providing business and IT instruction since 1992 and has developed class syllabi for many courses including professional certification preparation. He served as the VP of Education for the PMIAK and currently serves the organization as an advisory board member. Jim has become in high-demand as a Speaker, Facilitator, Panelist, Trainor, Mentor and Coach for diverse events and organizations nationwide.
In his current teaching portfolio, Jim has developed and teaches:
  • Project Management – Including Agile
  • Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Communication Management
  • Organizational Change Management
  • IT Service Management, Strategy, Governance, and Risk
  • Resource Management
  • Time Management
  • Anchorage businesses and manufacturers contact Hope Broecker at: hbroecker@swamc.org
  • Fairbanks businesses and  manufacturers contect Juliet Shepherd @ jshepherd@investfairbanks.com
Sponsored and hosted in Anchorage by MAKE, Business Improvment Group, and co-hosted in Fairbanks by FEDC.

Moderators
avatar for Juliet Shepherd

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Jim Bates

Jim Bates

President and CEO at BIG - Business Improvement Group, Inc. | A gifted entrepreneur, consultant, and executive with 35+ years of experience. He founded and launched Business Improvement Group, Inc. (BIG) in 2010 to be a premiere business consulting agency serving Alaska and the Northwest US. Jim is efficient at managing and implementing business/technology services for diverse clientele. With this experience combined with expertise in applying tools and techniques like Lean Six Sigma, ITSM (ITIL), BPI, CMMI, and Project Management efficiencies to everyday business challenges, Jim excels in finding potential for cost savings, creating a customer-centric culture, reducing wastes and defects, gaining market share and promoting business growth. As the former CIO for the State of Alaska, he was responsible for 125 fulltime staff, oversaw 80+ contracts including contractors, and managing a $50M budget/influenced... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Hope Broecker

Hope Broecker

MAKE Client Services Manager, SWAMC



Tuesday July 25, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Alaska Communications Business Technology Center 600 E 36th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Next to Pita Pit)

1:30pm

ANC - Legal Aspects of LLCs
Presented by Attorney Andrew Mitton. Forming an LLC is probably the least expensive insurance you can buy to protect your assets. Learn how LLCs work, the factors to look at in deciding whether you need an LLC, and how to maintain and manage your LLC. Vellum, LLC is an Alaska law firm providing services to small businesses and their owners.
This class is presented in Anchorage and is not offered via webinar. 

Instructions: This workshop requires pre-registration and pre-payment. You can make this payment online with a credit card, or in person at our office in the full amount via check or cash. We are unable to accept credit cards in person.

Speakers

Tuesday July 25, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Small Business Development Center - Anchorage 1901 Bragaw St, Rm 199, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

2:00pm

ANC & Statewide (Web Conf) - Crowdfunder.com with COO Steven McClurg
Equity or investment crowdfunding in today's environment enables accredited Investors to invest in companies fundraising on Crowdfunder and gain ownership, or a promise of future returns.  Unlike other earlier crowdfunding sites, which have restricted people to simple donations or the purchase of a product or reward, Crowdfunder allows you to become an investor/shareholder in a company. Crowdfunder also allows company to seek funding and be matched by industry types. Meet CrowdFunder President Steven McClurg who will be visiting Anchorage for the Investing workshop on Monday.  This will be an expaned opportunity to learn about the tools and funding options avialble through the new federal laws in crowdfunding. This will also open the door to understanding more about the impact of equity crowdfunding with the new Alaska intra state regulations. There is no cost, but space is limited so please register on eventbrite. 

To join by web conference, use the following information and link to watch the presentation as well as listen and participate: Go to:

 https://call.lifesizecloud.com/extension/6184105

-        Choose to NOT connect their webcam/video

-        For audio, select “Call in by phone”

-        & Provide a location

 



Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chariot Group 3120 Denali Street, anchorage

2:00pm

ANC - Rapid Ideation Lab
For big ideas, little ideas, not fully formed ideas, or raring to go ideas. Join us at the Rapid Ideation Lab to test your idea! You'll be paired with a guide for an hour to design a high value version of your idea, via tools from the Straight Up Business Institute.   Using the Idea Napkin, take the first step in the ideation process. Then, begin the Idea Model, a deliberate design process that includes value proposition innovation, customer deep dives, tests for pivot points, and a build-test-learn cycle.  

Hosted by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development

Moderators
GF

Gretchen Fauske

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 Developm... Read More →

Tuesday July 25, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

5:00pm

ANC - Women Entreprenuers of Alaska - Co-ed Mixer
Please join us for this co-ed mixer to meet entrepreneurs in our community. Men are encouraged to attend this special Startup Week event hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Alaska, and feel free to share entrepreneurial experiences and questions!   The event is free, atttendees are only responsible for anything they order. Jenn

Women Entrepreneurs of Alaska Mixer - FB https://www.facebook.com/WEofAlaska/ Watch for details on location and any cost.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Marx

Jennifer Marx

President, Women Entrepreneurs of Alaska
Jennifer Marx | Women Entrepreneurs of Alaska | 907-250-5590, weofalaska@gmail.com | www.weofalaska.com

Tuesday July 25, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Crazy Hook Restaurant 601 W 36th Ave, Ste 8., Anchorage, AK

5:30pm

ANC-FBX/JUN Webinar - Tools for Growing New Markets and Tech Scouting Exploration
This event will be hosted at the Alaska Communications Business Tech Center in Anchorage and at the Decision Theater North, on UAF campus, in Fairbanks.
(Moose's Tooth Pizza will be available at the Anchorage event - so don't miss out!)

Join in person to join on Webinar for this 2-hour Workshop facilitated by Alaska’s Better Process Expert: Jim Bates, in Anchorage, and local facilitator in Fairbanks.
Introduction to concepts of Technology Driven Market Intelligence, as well as Tech Scouting, with time to for discussion that apply to your Business.This event is open to all business but is especially highlighting manufacturing companies exploring new market or take a new product to market.

Links are available for up to 5 individuals remotely, in addition to the room to room conferencing from groups in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

To join us:
RSVP to Hope Broecker: hbroecker@swamc.org (907)562-7380 (ANC);
or Juliet Shepherd: jshepherd@investfairbanks.com (FBX)


Moderators
avatar for Juliet Shepherd

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Jim Bates

Jim Bates

President and CEO at BIG - Business Improvement Group, Inc. | A gifted entrepreneur, consultant, and executive with 35+ years of experience. He founded and launched Business Improvement Group, Inc. (BIG) in 2010 to be a premiere business consulting agency serving Alaska and the Northwest US. Jim is efficient at managing and implementing business/technology services for diverse clientele. With this experience combined with expertise in applying tools and techniques like Lean Six Sigma, ITSM (ITIL), BPI, CMMI, and Project Management efficiencies to everyday business challenges, Jim excels in finding potential for cost savings, creating a customer-centric culture, reducing wastes and defects, gaining market share and promoting business growth. As the former CIO for the State of Alaska, he was responsible for 125 fulltime staff, oversaw 80+ contracts including contractors, and managing a $50M budget/influenced... Read More →

Sponsors
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Hope Broecker

MAKE Client Services Manager, SWAMC



Tuesday July 25, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Alaska Communications Business Technology Center 600 E 36th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503 (Next to Pita Pit)
 
Wednesday, July 26
 

9:00am

ANC - 1 Million Cups

Wednesday July 26, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
The Boardroom 601 W 5th Avenue, Suite 200 Anchorage

10:30am

AEDC Entrepreneur Exhibit (AEDC Luncheon Attendies Only)
The Entrepreneurship Exhibit Hall  event is part of Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s annual 3-Year Economic Outlook Luncheon, which coincides with Alaska Startup Week. We showcase Alaska’s brightest start ups and established businesses in the lobby before the luncheon to more than 1,500 professionals from C-suite executives to business owners.   Note: this isn’t open to the public, just to luncheon attendees, see the following link for tickets.

Moderators
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Emma Kelly

Business and Economic Development Director, AEDC


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center 600 W. Seventh Avenue Anchorage

11:30am

ANC - 2017 AEDC 3-Year Outlook Luncheon with Keynote speaker Abhi Nemani
The AEDC 3-Year Outlook Luncheon sold out last year with more than 1,500 attendees. You don't want to miss our 30th-anniversary luncheon with guest speaker Abhi Nemani! Tickets on sale to AEDC Investors in June and the general public in July.

On July 26th, AEDC will host the 3-Year Outlook Luncheon and present a report on what the Anchorage economy could look like over the next three years. The results of the latest Anchorage Consumer Optimism survey will also be released at this event. 

Arrive as early as 10:30 a.m. and visit our Entrepreneurship hall! It's going to be packed with entrepreneurs from various industries (including food, and yes, there are samples.)

Speakers
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Abhi Nemani

Abhi Nemani is a writer, speaker, organizer, and technologist. He is currently building EthosLabs, a govtech startup that connects the public sector with entrepreneurs. | As Sacramentos interim Chief Innovation Officer, Nemani developed and launched the citys landmark $10 million... Read More →

Sponsors
EK

Emma Kelly

Business and Economic Development Director, AEDC



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Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center 600 W. Seventh Avenue Anchorage

12:00pm

ANC & Web - Payroll Taxes for New Business Startups - Anchorage & Webinar
Join us over the lunch hour and learn about Payroll Taxes for New Business Start-ups.  A Paychex representative will discuss new business start-ups from a payroll tax perspective.  Topics to be covered include determining who is an employee, payroll tax liabilities, taxable compensation, payroll tax returns, payment dates, tax penalties, self-employment taxes, keeping accurate wage and tax records, guidelines on employing family members, new hire reporting requirements, garnishments, and resident and nonresident aliens. 
Learning objectives are:
  • Identify basic payroll tax liabilities and obligations
  • Discuss the procedures required to determine employee status
  • Discuss factors to consider when calculating payroll taxes, and
  • Identify payroll recordkeeping practices
If you're in Anchorage, join us in person and bring your brown bag lunch.  If you are outside of the Anchorage area you can participate via webinar (requires an internet connection, computer, and telephone). The webinar information will be sent to you in an email the day prior to this class.  If you have any questions, be sure to ask.

Sponsors

Wednesday July 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Small Business Development Center - Anchorage 1901 Bragaw St, Rm 199, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

3:00pm

ANC - Design Thinking - Design Sprint
Hooligan is Spawn Ideas’ insights and innovation practice. We employ human-centered design to create solutions that are naturally desired by consumers — and feasible and financially viable for business. Come join us at Spawn Ideas to participate in a mini design sprint and learn more about Hooligan, design thinking and the catalyst we can be in the development of Alaska’s future economic landscape.

Moderators
Wednesday July 26, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Spawn Ideas 510 L Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK

5:30pm

FBX - Starting up - What does it mean?
Wondering what all the talk of StartUps, Hack-A-thons, Co-Working & Alaska's year of Innovation is about? Stop in the HUB we will give you a tour and the highlights. 

Want to know more? We will make sure you are invited to Start-Up Weekend to take part in all the excitement and hiliarity that ensues as we form teams and each build businesses over a weekend.

5:30 - 6:30 July 26, 2017.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Eskridge

Jen Eskridge

Managing Partner, Working INK
Working INK is the collaborative team of Jennifer Eskridge and John Stowman, providing technical and support services for new and startup companies as they develop their intial offerings. They are also the founders of FAIRBIKES Alaska's first bikeshare (fairbikes.com) and the HU... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
HUB 410 2nd Ave, Fbx

6:30pm

FBX - Getting to a Quality Product: The devil is in the details
I will be introducing local business owners: Jenny Tse - Sipping Streams, Nadav Weiss - Pita Place, Paul Heflinger - Wild Alaska Chaga, Kasha Ostenbloom - Moosetard, and Arlette Eagle-Lavell  - Lavelle's Tap House to talk about developing Niche Food and Beverage Businesses in Alaska. " With topics ranging from Prototyping the perfect Pita to Scaling to Exporting."  Expect to laugh, groan, and be inspired by our speakers. 
It's all happening at  Lavelle's Tap House  from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  If you arrive by 6:00 pm the Parking Garage offers the 1st 3 hours free. Every hour after is $1.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Eskridge

Jen Eskridge

Managing Partner, Working INK
Working INK is the collaborative team of Jennifer Eskridge and John Stowman, providing technical and support services for new and startup companies as they develop their intial offerings. They are also the founders of FAIRBIKES Alaska's first bikeshare (fairbikes.com) and the HU... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lavelle's Tap House 408 2nd Ave. Fairbanks

7:00pm

FBX - Dermot Cole Lecture - DISCOVER ALASKA: THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALASKA PURCHASE
DISCOVER ALASKA: THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALASKA PURCHASE
Presentation by Dermot Cole, author and journalist.

Wednesday July 26, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Murie Auditorium, UAF Campus 982, N Koyukuk Dr, Fairbanks, AK
 
Thursday, July 27
 

8:30am

ANC - Rethink/Startup (9a - 5p Conference, Dena'aina)
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.

Moderators
avatar for Joe Morrison

Joe Morrison

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

Speakers
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mayor Ethan Berkowitz

Mayor of Anchorage
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Amanda Clayton

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

GCI Co-Founder, President and CEO.
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Ryan Gilbert

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

Founder and President of Alaska Demolition.
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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 →
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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 →
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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.
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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 →
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Jack Lewis

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

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.
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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.
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Isaac Vanderburg

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

Sponsors



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

11:30am

ANC - AMA Summer Seminar: Nick Westergaard, Brand Strategist
Chief Brand Strategist at Brand Driven Digital You'll learn how to maximize your marketing impact on a tighter-than-ever budget. Nick helps build better brands at organizations of all sizes — from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies to the President’s Jobs Council. He’s also the author of Get Scrappy: Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small.  An in-demand speaker at conferences throughout the world, he also teaches branding and marketing at the University of Iowa and hosts the popular On Brand podcast.

Who should attend?
  • Small business owners marketing their business
  • Marketing Directors in charge of digital media
  • Media Buyers trying to maximize their clients' budgets
  • Anyone who is trying to do more marketing with less budget
Registration Required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-scrappy-smarter-digital-marketing-for-business-big-and-small-tickets-33874104358?aff=ehomecard

Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 11:30am - 2:00pm
Bear Tooth

12:00pm

JNU - New and Veteran Entrepreneur Panel
New and Veteran Entrepreneur Panel. Co-hosted with the Juneau Chamber of Commerce

Moderators
Thursday July 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Juneau Moose Lodge 8335 Airport Blvd, Juneau, AK 99801

12:00pm

K-Penn Business Strategy and Networking - Webinar with Lisa McQueen
Alaska StartUp Week 2017 Meet & Greet + Webinar with Lisa McQueen

Let's get together for a meet & greet at my office location in Kenai & if you want, stay for a short webinar with Lisa McQueen that begins at 1pm. Everyone bring food and/or drinks to share. I will provide the cups, paper plates, plastic cutlery...and some food & drinks to share. The coffee pot is always on.  Lisa McQueen lives in Australia. She is a business consultant and motivational speaker. She is on LinkedIn, if you want to look her up.

Moderators
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KayLynn Wessolleck

Founder & CEO, Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew Llc
Founder and CEO of Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew Llc. I started my cleaning business from scratch in 2014. I love helping people achieve their dream of owning their own company.

Thursday July 27, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Buzy Bees Cleaning Crew Llc 11568 Kenai Spur Highwa,y Kenai, AK

2:00pm

ANC & Web - Grow Your Business with SBA
Did you know the SBA can help you gain access to business loans, business counselors, and government contracting opportunities for free? Join us to learn how your current or future small business can benefit from SBA’s three C's: Capital, Counseling, and Contracting.

In this seminar we will answer questions about all of SBA's programs and services as well as teach you how to find the resources to start or grow your existing business. Come learn just how much you can grow with the SBA!

Presented by Charlie Niemann with the Small Business Administration.


If you are outside the Anchorage area, you can participate in this workshop via Webinar (requires internet connection, computer, and telephone). Make sure to notify us when you register for the class if you wish to join electronically. We need three hours notice before the start of class in order to process your webinar request. 


Instructions: This workshop requires pre-registration; space is limited.

Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Small Business Development Center - Anchorage 1901 Bragaw St, Rm 199, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

4:02pm

ANC - The Boardroom 4:02 Happy Hour Open House
Join Boardroom members and friends for the weekly 4:02 meet up and learn more about the Anchorage coworking space, The Boardroom. Great networking opportunity to meet Boardroom members,Alaska Start up Week a]endees and other local business professionals.

FREENo RSVP Required
Contact: Katherine Jernstrom: katherine@theboardroomak.com

Moderators

Thursday July 27, 2017 4:02pm - 6:00pm
The Boardroom 601 W 5th Avenue, Suite 200 Anchorage

5:30pm

ANC - Reception, 49th State Brewing Deck and Firepit Area (No Host)
Long week? Tired? Kick back on the deck of the 49th State Brewing Company with other Rethink/Startup Conference attendees, entrepreneurs and innovators from across Alaska (NO HOST).

Speakers
DM

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.
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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.



Thursday July 27, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
49th State Brewing Company 717 W 3rd Ave

5:30pm

ANC - Live After 5 - Conway Seavey Band
July 27 – Conway Seavey Band
After this power pop trio rocked our NYE celebration we had to have them back to Town Square Park. Conway Seavey is a singer/songwriter and producer based Anchorage, Alaska. Born into a dog mushing family in Sterling AK, he chose to follow his passion as a musician. Most inspired by Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars, Conway is one of the foremost Pop/Top 40 artists in Alaska. Last spring he returned from a 6-week national tour with his band and dropped his first full-length album on March 24th.

Join us from 5:30 – 7:30pm every Thursday night in Town Square Park for the Live After Five music series! This fun, annual, free event features good eats, a beer & wine garden, prizes from GCI and Alaska Airlines and live music from local & out-of-state artists! The 2017 season runs from May 25th to August 10th!

Thursday July 27, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Anchorage Town Square Park 5th/6th and E/F

6:00pm

ANC - Neighborhood Business Plan Pitch
Neighborhood Business Plan Pitch 6pm-8pm People can come and do a 5 minute pitch on behalf of their neighborhood and pitch a mini project/business that they would like funding for and why they think it would improve/help their neighborhood the audience can give money and whatever the audience gives the Business Boutique will match.

Moderators
Sponsors

Thursday July 27, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mountain View - Watch for Updates 410 Denali Street Anchorage 99501

7:00pm

FBX - FSAF Brazilian Ensemble - Georgeson Botanical Garden
Jamie Maschler on accordion and Finn Magill on fiddle bring the lively spirit of Brazilian music to Fairbanks.

Thursday July 27, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, July 28
 

9:00am

ANC - Founders circle
Founders Circle will be a meet up for new and serial experienced startup founders to discuss challengers and opportunities they have. This might be a one time event, or become a regular meeting... a "therapy session" as one person says they have been in other cities where founders get a chance to work with other founders to learn and find advice and solutions.

Moderators
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Nigel Sharp

Global Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Alaska
Nigel services the University and wider community as a mentor, advisor and startup expert. Engaging with the Business Enterprise Institute (and many of it's subsidiaries), Launch Alaska, The Boardroom, Alaska Angel invesment network and the wider entrepreneurial community in this... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Ky Holland

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 →


Friday July 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
The Boardroom 601 W 5th Avenue, Suite 200 Anchorage

9:00am

JNU - Doing business in Downtown Panel
Doing Business in Downtown Panel. Co-hosted with the Downtown Business Association.

Moderators
Friday July 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Hangar on the Wharf 2 Marine Way #106, Juneau, AK 99801

9:00am

ANC - How to Write a Business Plan
This interactive workshop will cover the basics of writing a business plan and how it can help you focus your business, obtain financing, and keep your business on track. The first half of the class will cover the financials for a dummy company chosen by the attendees and the second half will go over the narrative portion of the business plan. It is relevant for everybody in business, from the person just planning to start, to the seasoned entrepreneur.Instructions: This workshop requires pre-registration and pre-payment. You can make this payment online with a credit card, or in person at our office in the full amount via check or cash. We are unable to accept credit cards in person.

Sponsors

Friday July 28, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Small Business Development Center - Anchorage 1901 Bragaw St, Rm 199, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

10:30am

ANC - UAA/APU Consortium Library Resources for Entreprenuers and Investors
Join the Consortium business librarian Ruth Terry to learn about the resources available for rearching markets, companies, products and technologies that can improve your new venture creation or complete due diligence.     Visit the library's business subject page to see only the start of the resources you can access.  Attached is another introduction to new resources. Attend the session to learn about many more.

Speakers
RT

Ruth Terry

Consortium Business Librarian



Friday July 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
TBA

10:30am

FBX & Statewide Web - Alaska Blockchain Collaboration: Blockhains 101 - What are they, where did they come from, and how they could transform our lives + Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

A comprehensive presentation on past, present and future states of blockchain technologies and what they mean for business and government. 
 This gentle introduction to Cryptocurrencies, Crypto-Assets, Smart Contracts and the New Decentralized Economy will be followed by more in depth discussion of topics based on the knowledge, experience and interest of the audience. 
Potential topics include:
  • Blockchain and governance - what do decentralized networks mean for government services, how will governments have to adapt and how will that affect our lives? What are the opportunities for local and regional governments fort adopting blockchain technology - the case for Alaska. 
  • Investment and finance on the blockchain - startups have raised around $1 Billion through "Initial Coin Offerings" since the start of 2017. How does this method of crowdfunding projects change the nature of Venture Capital and Private Equity funding?
  • Decentralized Application (dApps) and Smart Contracts - what are they, how do they work, how can you use them and why? How to interact with blockchains? Basics of using crypto-currency wallets, buying, using, trading and storing cryptocurrencies, assets and token
  • Blockchain and personal security - How to protect your wallets and private keys, which services to trust, how to detect scams, set and maintain secure passwords, store, backup and restore your blockchain identities. 
  • State of the Ecosystem - Overview of current startups, services and applications on the blockchain
  • If there is another topic that interests you, the session is open to suggestions
ZOOM Videoconference link:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/806931792
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,,806931792# or +16465588656,,806931792#
Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 806 931 792
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=73x5BemTBeRhQIbplQP5fQIpZlwB6X8G
 
 


For more info and to register contact Tom at: tvrba@alaska.edu

Speakers
TV

Tom Vrba

Blockchain meetup - currently being planned. Contact Tom @ tvrba@alaska.edu for info about presenting and to register.


Friday July 28, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Decision Theater North West Ridge Research Blg Rm 010, 909 Koyakuk Dr.

1:00pm

FBX & Statewide (via Videoconference) - Building a Culture of Innovation at UAF and Alaska Universities
A two hour workshop for University staff, researchers and students with entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to form concrete plans for fostering innovation at UAF and Alaska's University systems. Discuss and brainstorm mentoring programs for students, opportunities for commercialization and transfer of technologies. Chart a long term path towards creating an environment for innovation - creating opportunities and sustaining ideas; supporting individual and teams of inventors and entrepreneurs; building a network for financing and investment. \

For more info on location go to: http://www.dtn.alaska.edu/location/

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/806931792

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,,806931792# or +16465588656,,806931792#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 806 931 792
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=73x5BemTBeRhQIbplQP5fQIpZlwB6X8G

Speakers
TV

Tom Vrba

Blockchain meetup - currently being planned. Contact Tom @ tvrba@alaska.edu for info about presenting and to register.

Sponsors
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Adi

AIM member & co-founder of Snow Brew


Friday July 28, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Decision Theater North West Ridge Research Blg Rm 010, 909 Koyakuk Dr.

3:00pm

ANC - Technology Meetup at iA3 - IoT, 3d Printing
Limited Capacity seats available

The King Street office of iA3 will be hosting an open house for the businesses that are sharing the industrial location and others that would like to show off their technology. We'll have pizza and beer (King street brewery of course!)  Included are:
  •  iA3 Inc. - A local startup building industrial IoT device area network solutions. We'll have the doors open to demonstrate our EdgeServer. www.ia3.io
  • Arctic Heat Technology - A new UAA technology transfer (formally known as CFT Solutions) for side walk snow melting.  http://www.arcticheattech.com
  • MacKinnon Marine Technologies - AlumaPro RWC search and rescue boats.  http://www.alumapro-rwc.com 
  • Imagine It Alaska's Hub - 3D FDM Printing - Levi will have one of his printers set up and you can see how we've been building parts for iA3 and MMT.

Moderators
avatar for Ky Holland

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 →

Speakers


Friday July 28, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
iA3 Office 7810 King Street, Anchorage, AK

4:00pm

FBX - Sipping Streams: Funding your Food Manufacturing Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Sipping Streams founder and fine tea distributor & retail proprietor, Jenny Tse, to hear about her experience crowdfunding her startup using IndigoGo, Kickstarter and KIVA 0% interest loan programs. 
Presentation will include Q&A and discounts on drinks.
To RSVP - Contact Jenny @  jenny@sippingstreams.com

Moderators
JT

Jenny Tse

Jenny Tse, Sipping Streams Tea Company, Fairbanks AK


Friday July 28, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sipping Streams Tea Company 374 Old Chena Pump Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709

6:00pm

FBX - UNSIGNED
3 bands & 2 DJ's
Tap House
1x1 conversations 
more coming soon.

Moderators
avatar for Jen Eskridge

Jen Eskridge

Managing Partner, Working INK
Working INK is the collaborative team of Jennifer Eskridge and John Stowman, providing technical and support services for new and startup companies as they develop their intial offerings. They are also the founders of FAIRBIKES Alaska's first bikeshare (fairbikes.com) and the HU... Read More →

Friday July 28, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Saturday, July 29
 

4:00pm

FBX - All Tech Meetup: Have a pint and change the world
Limited Capacity seats available

The Interior's top coding brains come together with programmers, hackers, gamers, and innovators gather to change the way we do business - and the world.

See you there.

Contact Tom @ tvrba@alaska.edu

Speakers
TV

Tom Vrba

Blockchain meetup - currently being planned. Contact Tom @ tvrba@alaska.edu for info about presenting and to register.


Saturday July 29, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
HooDoo Brewing Company 1951 Fox Ave, FBX