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2022 Business Plan Competition

November 19th, 2021 - April 8th, 2022

The CBPP Business Plan Competition inspires and encourages entrepreneurship and economic development through an annual program that offers a series of events to support and guide participants through the process of developing a business plan. UAA students and aspiring entrepreneurs from the community present their startup ideas, and meet and receive feedback from experienced mentors, investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs who have successfully started and grown businesses. The program culminates with a "Perfect Pitch" event and thousands of dollars in cash prizes!

Categories/Prizes

UAA Students and Community Members

Grand Prize
$8000.00
Second Place
$4000.00
People's Choice
$2000.00
First Fortune 500 Award*
$1000.00

Alaska Middle College Students

First Prize
$1,000
Plus tuition bonus if winner attends CBPP at UAA.
Second Place
iPad
People's Choice
$500

Timeline

December 10, 2021
Intent to Compete Form Due by 5:00 P.M. Alaska Time
January, 2022
Mentoring Session for Those Who Submit an Intent to Compete Form. Time and Date TBD.
February 11, 2022
Business Plans Due by 5:00 P.M. Alaska Time to Dr. Helena S. Wisniewski with a copy to Clare Baldwin.
March 11, 2022
Finalists Announced**
March 18, 2022
Investor Pitch Seminar to help finalists prepare for the Perfect Pitch presentation and Q&A.
April 8, 2022
Perfect Pitch: Final Competition Event***

* Sponsored by Alaskan Data Solutions, this award provides a trophy and $1000 cash for business start-up seed money and/or distribution among winning team members.
** The number of finalists will be determined at a later date.
*** Finalists will present their Investor Pitches during our Perfect Pitch event in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. This will be held either over Zoom, or in person if possible. If in-person, Perfect Pitch will include a Trade Show and dinner.

Premier Partner

Anchor Point Foundation

Supporting Partner

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

Partners

Alaska Investor Network CBPP Tom Case Leadership Fellows Academy

Sponsors

Alaskan Data Solutions Allan Johnston Anchorage International Rotary Club