In the garden of innovation, funding is the fertilizer. You don't need it, but it sure makes growing your idea or startup easier.

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Our Programs
Center ICE Seed Fund

Open to UA and non-UA Alaska Startups. This a "nudge" fund with $2-25k awards, limited to $7K for non-university companies

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NSF I-Corps
NSF I-Corps

Offers upto $2500 from The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps, a federally funded program to accelerate STEM projects both University and Non-University toward commercialization.

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Partner Programs
SBDC Trend
SBDC Trend
TREND offers up to $10k in cash awards and proposal writing assistance to develop SBIR grant applications.
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Arctic Innovation Contest
Arctic Innovation Contest is Alaska’s original idea contest that awards $30,000 in cash prizes.
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Angel Conference
Alaska Angel Conference
We are investing $100k+ into an Alaskan startup
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Alaska Seed Fund
Alaska Seed Fund

We will award one grand prize of $20,000 and up to ten prizes ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 dollars to fund prototypes for inventors and creators in Alaska

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Other Programs

Please reach out to us... we try and keep abreast of the current opportunities. 


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