2020 Business Plan Competition

March 27th, 2020

The 2020 CBPP Business Plan Competition purpose is to inspire and encourage entrepreneurship and economic development. It will provide the opportunity for UAA students to present their startup ideas to the community and to meet and receive feedback from experienced mentors, investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs who have successfully started and grown businesses.


Most Beneficial to Alaska
Most Beneficial to UAA Students
Most Likely to Succeed in Business
People's Choice

Competition Judges

Dr. Preston Simmons
Chief Executive, Providence Alaska Region
James Kostka
Owner and COO, Alaskan Data Solutions
Steve Socolof
Managing Partner, Tech Council Ventures
William St. Pierre
Owner, Pita Pit
Dr. Helena S. Wisniewski
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Chair, Management & Marketing Department, CBPP, UAA; Fellow, National Academy of Inventors
Greg Wolf
Executive Director, Anchorage World Trade Center
Joe Zimmerman
Owner and Director, Cook Inlet Marketing Group, Inc.; Chair, Advisory Board CBPP