Techstars Startup Digest Alaska

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Techstars Startup Digest Alaska is curated by:

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H Ky Holland - UAF Technology Commercialization Office, Investor; and Alaska and Belgrade Startup Community Activist
Ky lives in Anchorage, Alaska and is active in the Alaska and Serbian startup communities and promotes an entrepreneur(founder) lead community. He focuses on industrial product businesses, increasing private investment participation in startup communities; and, the collaboration between founders, startup businesses and existing businesses.


Gretchen Fauske - Associate Director, University of Alaska Center for Economic Development
A marketing minded economic developer fueled by a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, and small business, I'm the associate director for the UAA Center for Economic Development, where we promote economic diversity through entrepreneurship, community building, and action oriented strategy. I serve on the board of Launch:Alaska, volunteer for the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, and co-founded SPEAK:. Get to know more about me at or sign up for my weekly digest at for a curated collection of all things new, notable, and happening in Anchorage, AK!


Juliet Shepherd - Tech Led Development Project Manager, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation
Juliet has a passion for propagating win/win outcomes and fostering economic diversity and is a founding member of the entrepreneur think tank which launched FairBikes bike share – winners of Startup Weekend Fairbanks in 2013. As a founder of the Innovate Alaska (2.0) effort to diversify Alaska’s economic base, and the Year of Innovation cycle, Juliet collaborates with partners across the state to grow Alaska’s entrepreneur ecosystem, help increase exports and encourage import substitution businesses, and grow the next generation of Alaska entrepreneurs.