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Accelerate Alaska

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Exploring the opportunities, competitive advantages, systems, and industries that move Alaska's future forward.

Latest Episodes

The Boulder Thesis For Alaska - Brad Feld, Foundry Group & Techstars

Brad Feld wrote a book called Startup Communities back in 2012 that detailed how Boulder, Co became a nationally recognized tech hub.Learn the four tenants of Brad Feld's Boulder Thesis and how it can help Alaska become a more empowered and robust economy. Brad Feld keynoted Accelerate: Alaska 2019. Learn about Accelerate Arctic www.acceleratearctic.com Learn about Accelerate: Alaska www.accelerateak.com

23 MIN5 d ago
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The Boulder Thesis For Alaska - Brad Feld, Foundry Group & Techstars

Season 2 Premiere - Presenting The Stones

Alaska is not a poor state. We do not lack in industrious people. We do not lack in resources. What we lack are the leaders who hold the stones high in the air. This is Ross Johnston's opening remarks albeit with some audio engineering that kicked off the Accelerate conference in 2019. I hope you enjoy it. Please share with friends. If you would like more information about Accelerate Alaska, go to www.accelerateak.com.

8 MIN2 w ago
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Season 2 Premiere - Presenting The Stones

Iceland to Alaska: The Global Potential of the Blue Economy - Craig Fleener, Alaska Ocean Cluster

What industry will rival oil & gas in Alaska and provide economic growth for coastal communities? Craig Fleener, ED of the Alaska Ocean Cluster, thinks that the blue economy has the greatest potential and if Alaskans don't exploit it, others will. Learn about the inception of the Alaska Ocean Cluster and it's vision for Alaska's blue future. Watch the presentation here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tNhuofuAUI Learn more about Accelerate: Alaska www.accelerateak.com

20 MIN2019 AUG 10
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Iceland to Alaska: The Global Potential of the Blue Economy - Craig Fleener, Alaska Ocean Cluster

The Impact of Entrepreneurs on Alaska's Economy - Nolan Klouda, ED of UA's CED

Did you know that job growth in our state comes from entrepreneurs?Nolan Klouda, Executive Director of the University of Alaska's Center for Economic Development, looked very closely about the impact of entrepreneurship in Alaska. He found 89% of growth in the private sectors comes from businesses less than 5 years old. That is over 5,000 jobs per year from new entrepreneurs. For a population like ours, that is significant.Listen to the podcast and learn about the impact of entrepreneurship, how it differs around the state, what an Alaskan entrepreneur looks like, and what Nolan Klouda is doing to create more. Watch the presentation here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMuoljyYncI Learn about Accelerate: Alaska www.accelerateak.com

17 MIN2019 JUL 31
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The Impact of Entrepreneurs on Alaska's Economy - Nolan Klouda, ED of UA's CED

What You Need To Know - David McCarthy, 49th State Brewing Company

How did David McCarthy and his business partner, Jason Motyka, grow a small brewpub in Healy into a large food and beverage business with over 650 employees? David McCarthy is intensely passionate and talks about the most important aspect of his business that allowed it to grow. Hint: it wasn't a business plan. If you'd like to watch the presentation, go tohttps://youtu.be/hhdAalm4QnQ Go to www.accelerateak.com to learn more about Accelerate: Alaska.

22 MIN2019 JUL 24
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What You Need To Know - David McCarthy, 49th State Brewing Company

Alaska's Blue Future - Jared Fuller, CTO of Saltwater INC.

By 2050, the world's population is expected to hit 10 billion people. Jared Fuller sees a future where Alaska plays a huge role in supplying global food demand from our ocean. His insights will surprise you. You might never look at our coastline the same way again. Go to www.accelerateak.com to learn more about Accelerate: Alaska.

16 MIN2019 JUL 17
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Alaska's Blue Future - Jared Fuller, CTO of Saltwater INC.

When Does Import Substitution Work in Alaska - Mouhcine Guettabi, Institute of Social and Economic Research

Alaska doesn't necessarily have to create new industries in order to capture more value in our economy. Mouhcine Guettabi is an economist at the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research. He shares how little of Alaska's GDP actually stays in Alaska and shares his insights on how Alaska's economy would be significantly boosted if we played a bigger role in existing industries. If you'd like to watch the presentation, go tohttps://youtu.be/N0yqXs6ba98. Go to www.accelerateak.com to learn more about Accelerate: Alaska.

31 MIN2019 MAY 24
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When Does Import Substitution Work in Alaska - Mouhcine Guettabi, Institute of Social and Economic Research

The China Market: Alaska’s Opportunities in Turbulent Times - Bill Popp, AEDC

Too often Alaskans think that their market for products & service is in Alaska even though there has never been an easier time of accessing demand outside of our state and selling directly to consumers. Bill Popp of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation shares how Alaskans can use Alibaba, the e-commerce site, to reach the growing Chinese market and gives his insights on where he thinks the greatest opportunities lie. Watch the presentation here: https://youtu.be/zfqc-2huaaY Go towww.accelerateak.comto learn how you can move Alaska's future forward.

18 MIN2019 MAY 7
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The China Market: Alaska’s Opportunities in Turbulent Times - Bill Popp, AEDC

Educating For The Future - Dr. Jim Johnsen, University of Alaska

We take it for granted that a strong economy needs a great education system. But with the rising cost of higher education, a lot of us our left questioning, is it worth it? No one thinks about this more than Dr. Jim Johnsen, President of the University of Alaska. He knows the system needs to change. Graduates need to be prepared for the economy of the future, not the past. Watch the presentation here https://youtu.be/644L2MSz95U Learn more at www.accelerateak.com

18 MIN2019 APR 18
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Educating For The Future - Dr. Jim Johnsen, University of Alaska

Tomorrow's Year Round Tourism - Adriel Butler, Borealis Basecamp

What does it take to launch a successful business in Alaska? According to Adriel Butler of Borealis Basecamp there is no need to reinvent the wheel, but knowing your consumer is KEY. His experience of living in China informed him on the behaviors of Asian travelers; how they consume information, when they make decisions, and how they make purchases. Adriel shares how he came to create a high-end lodging experience where the main entertainment is free and the many market opportunities that we as Alaskans can explore. Watch the presentation here: https://youtu.be/nnhoiFdySNk Go towww.accelerateak.comto learn how you can move Alaska's future forward.

9 MIN2019 APR 12
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Tomorrow's Year Round Tourism - Adriel Butler, Borealis Basecamp

Latest Episodes

The Boulder Thesis For Alaska - Brad Feld, Foundry Group & Techstars

Brad Feld wrote a book called Startup Communities back in 2012 that detailed how Boulder, Co became a nationally recognized tech hub.Learn the four tenants of Brad Feld's Boulder Thesis and how it can help Alaska become a more empowered and robust economy. Brad Feld keynoted Accelerate: Alaska 2019. Learn about Accelerate Arctic www.acceleratearctic.com Learn about Accelerate: Alaska www.accelerateak.com

23 MIN5 d ago
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The Boulder Thesis For Alaska - Brad Feld, Foundry Group & Techstars

Season 2 Premiere - Presenting The Stones

Alaska is not a poor state. We do not lack in industrious people. We do not lack in resources. What we lack are the leaders who hold the stones high in the air. This is Ross Johnston's opening remarks albeit with some audio engineering that kicked off the Accelerate conference in 2019. I hope you enjoy it. Please share with friends. If you would like more information about Accelerate Alaska, go to www.accelerateak.com.

8 MIN2 w ago
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Season 2 Premiere - Presenting The Stones

Iceland to Alaska: The Global Potential of the Blue Economy - Craig Fleener, Alaska Ocean Cluster

What industry will rival oil & gas in Alaska and provide economic growth for coastal communities? Craig Fleener, ED of the Alaska Ocean Cluster, thinks that the blue economy has the greatest potential and if Alaskans don't exploit it, others will. Learn about the inception of the Alaska Ocean Cluster and it's vision for Alaska's blue future. Watch the presentation here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tNhuofuAUI Learn more about Accelerate: Alaska www.accelerateak.com

20 MIN2019 AUG 10
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Iceland to Alaska: The Global Potential of the Blue Economy - Craig Fleener, Alaska Ocean Cluster

The Impact of Entrepreneurs on Alaska's Economy - Nolan Klouda, ED of UA's CED

Did you know that job growth in our state comes from entrepreneurs?Nolan Klouda, Executive Director of the University of Alaska's Center for Economic Development, looked very closely about the impact of entrepreneurship in Alaska. He found 89% of growth in the private sectors comes from businesses less than 5 years old. That is over 5,000 jobs per year from new entrepreneurs. For a population like ours, that is significant.Listen to the podcast and learn about the impact of entrepreneurship, how it differs around the state, what an Alaskan entrepreneur looks like, and what Nolan Klouda is doing to create more. Watch the presentation here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMuoljyYncI Learn about Accelerate: Alaska www.accelerateak.com

17 MIN2019 JUL 31
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The Impact of Entrepreneurs on Alaska's Economy - Nolan Klouda, ED of UA's CED

What You Need To Know - David McCarthy, 49th State Brewing Company

How did David McCarthy and his business partner, Jason Motyka, grow a small brewpub in Healy into a large food and beverage business with over 650 employees? David McCarthy is intensely passionate and talks about the most important aspect of his business that allowed it to grow. Hint: it wasn't a business plan. If you'd like to watch the presentation, go tohttps://youtu.be/hhdAalm4QnQ Go to www.accelerateak.com to learn more about Accelerate: Alaska.

22 MIN2019 JUL 24
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What You Need To Know - David McCarthy, 49th State Brewing Company

Alaska's Blue Future - Jared Fuller, CTO of Saltwater INC.

By 2050, the world's population is expected to hit 10 billion people. Jared Fuller sees a future where Alaska plays a huge role in supplying global food demand from our ocean. His insights will surprise you. You might never look at our coastline the same way again. Go to www.accelerateak.com to learn more about Accelerate: Alaska.

16 MIN2019 JUL 17
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Alaska's Blue Future - Jared Fuller, CTO of Saltwater INC.

When Does Import Substitution Work in Alaska - Mouhcine Guettabi, Institute of Social and Economic Research

Alaska doesn't necessarily have to create new industries in order to capture more value in our economy. Mouhcine Guettabi is an economist at the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research. He shares how little of Alaska's GDP actually stays in Alaska and shares his insights on how Alaska's economy would be significantly boosted if we played a bigger role in existing industries. If you'd like to watch the presentation, go tohttps://youtu.be/N0yqXs6ba98. Go to www.accelerateak.com to learn more about Accelerate: Alaska.

31 MIN2019 MAY 24
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When Does Import Substitution Work in Alaska - Mouhcine Guettabi, Institute of Social and Economic Research

The China Market: Alaska’s Opportunities in Turbulent Times - Bill Popp, AEDC

Too often Alaskans think that their market for products & service is in Alaska even though there has never been an easier time of accessing demand outside of our state and selling directly to consumers. Bill Popp of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation shares how Alaskans can use Alibaba, the e-commerce site, to reach the growing Chinese market and gives his insights on where he thinks the greatest opportunities lie. Watch the presentation here: https://youtu.be/zfqc-2huaaY Go towww.accelerateak.comto learn how you can move Alaska's future forward.

18 MIN2019 MAY 7
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The China Market: Alaska’s Opportunities in Turbulent Times - Bill Popp, AEDC

Educating For The Future - Dr. Jim Johnsen, University of Alaska

We take it for granted that a strong economy needs a great education system. But with the rising cost of higher education, a lot of us our left questioning, is it worth it? No one thinks about this more than Dr. Jim Johnsen, President of the University of Alaska. He knows the system needs to change. Graduates need to be prepared for the economy of the future, not the past. Watch the presentation here https://youtu.be/644L2MSz95U Learn more at www.accelerateak.com

18 MIN2019 APR 18
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Educating For The Future - Dr. Jim Johnsen, University of Alaska

Tomorrow's Year Round Tourism - Adriel Butler, Borealis Basecamp

What does it take to launch a successful business in Alaska? According to Adriel Butler of Borealis Basecamp there is no need to reinvent the wheel, but knowing your consumer is KEY. His experience of living in China informed him on the behaviors of Asian travelers; how they consume information, when they make decisions, and how they make purchases. Adriel shares how he came to create a high-end lodging experience where the main entertainment is free and the many market opportunities that we as Alaskans can explore. Watch the presentation here: https://youtu.be/nnhoiFdySNk Go towww.accelerateak.comto learn how you can move Alaska's future forward.

9 MIN2019 APR 12
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Tomorrow's Year Round Tourism - Adriel Butler, Borealis Basecamp
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