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H Ky Holland - Assistant Professor - Alaska Pacific University
Ky's active in the startup community with a focus on industrial product businesses and opportunities to increase manufacturing in Alaska. In addition to teaching at APU in the business department, Ky is a partner in Alyeska Venture Management which manages Alaska's first seed fund, the Alaska Accelerator Fund. Ky also continues to consult in mining and construction patent disputes, and the design and sale of equipment for water, wastewater, and fuel storage and control systems.


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 co-founder of the Innovate Alaska (2.0) effort to diversify Alaska’s economic base, 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.