Alaska Startup Week offers free seminars, workshops for entrepreneurs
Small businesses are a big employer in Alaska, accounting for more than half of the state's private workforce. If you've ever thought about becoming your own boss but wondered where to begin, Alaska Startup Week has you covered.
"There are no push-ups involved, if you're curious," Aurora Warrior, an event organizer with Startup Week, said playfully. "Business boot camp is just in-depth business knowledge, and mentoring and networking opportunities."
Warrior is also part of the Alaska Native Professional Association, which is hosting a luncheon for Startup Week on Thursday, Nov. 21.
"Access to resources is key," said Warrior, "And in rural Alaska, as we know, access to resources is very limited."
Startup week features gatherings in seven communities around Alaska.
"The mission is pretty simple, it's to celebrate entrepreneurship throughout the state of Alaska," said Erin Baca, co-chair of Startup Week, and an associate at 49th State Angel Fund, which sponsors the event.
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