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2023 Business Plan Competition

November 4th, 2022 - April 7th, 2023

The CBPP Business Plan Competition inspires and encourages entrepreneurship and economic development. UAA students and aspiring entrepreneurs from the Municipality of Anchorage present their startup ideas, and meet and receive feedback from experienced investors, executives, and seasoned entrepreneurs who have successfully started and grown businesses. Finalists compete in "Perfect Pitch," which includes a mini-trade show, live investor pitches and thousands of dollars in cash prizes!

Register to attend the Perfect Pitch event now!.


UAA Students and Community Members

Grand Prize
Second Place
People's Choice
Sustainability Award
First Fortune 500 Award*


February 17, 2023
Business Plans Due by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time to Dr. Helena S. Wisniewski with a copy to uaa_cbpp_bpc@alaska.edu.
March 17, 2023
Finalists Announced
W/O March 20, 2023
Finalists are invited to an Investor Pitch Seminar to help them prepare for the Perfect Pitch presentation and Q&A.
April 7, 2023
Perfect Pitch: Final Competition Event***

* Sponsored by Alaskan Data Solutions, this award provides a trophy and $500 cash for business start-up seed money and/or distribution among winning team members.
*** Finalists will attend this culminating event in person to showcase their businesses during a mini Trade Show followed by live investor pitches in front of a panel of judges and a live audience.

Supporting Partners

The Alaska Community Foundation Allan Johnston GCI Northrim Bank


Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Educational Legacy Fund


Alaskan Data Solutions