Nov. 1, 2010: 2020 CBPP Business Plan Competition Kickoff

by Michelle Saport  |   

The College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) is pleased to announce that the 2020 CBPP Business Plan Competition Kickoff event will take place Friday, Nov. 1 at the Gorsuch Commons from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen will open the event before guest business leaders and entrepreneurs share their stories, including Greg Wolf (executive director, Anchorage World Trade Center), Joe Zimmerman (owner/director, Cook Inlet Marketing Group, Inc.), James Kostka (COO, Alaska Data Solutions), William St. Pierre (owner, Pita Pit - Anchorage), Sam Coombs (CEO/founder, Moto-Va-Tire), Candy Fitzpatrick (inventor/owner, RestAngles, LLC), and Dr. Helena Wisniewski (fellow, National Academy of Inventors; professor of entrepreneurship and chair of the Management and Marketing Department, CBPP, UAA).

The 2020 CBPP Business Plan Competition aims to inspire and encourage entrepreneurship and economic development. It will provide the opportunity for UAA students to present their startup ideas to the community and to meet and receive feedback from experienced mentors, investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs who have successfully started and grown businesses. All UAA students are welcome to participate regardless of major.

Competition rules, prizes, and judges will be announced at the 2020 CBPP Business Plan Competition Kickoff, which marks the return of the competition to the CBPP from the UAA Business Enterprise Institute. Admission is free, open to all UAA students and local community members, and will be catered by Seawolf Dining Services. CBPP Dean Karen Markel will close out the Kickoff.

For any additional information regarding the 2020 Business Plan Competition or the 2020 Business Plan Competition Kickoff, please contact Dr. Helena Wisniewski at

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