Take the next step towards a blue future.
The purpose of BPI is to cultivate and grow scalable, innovative ocean related businesses in Alaska, increasing the capacity and resiliency of the Alaskan economy specifically in coastal communities. BPI is based out of Seward, Alaska and designed to build greater market share, increased revenues, expanded workforce, and export potential of marine-based companies through mentorship, programs, community, and resource access. The graduating entrepreneurs will have the skills, knowledge, and networks to meet their growth and sales goals and to build successful, sustainable, and scalable ventures.
Why Seward, Alaska?
The pilot program is based in the thriving coastal community of Seward, Alaska. The northernmost ice-free port with road and rail, Seward is just a two-hour drive from Anchorage and offers a thriving and diversified maritime economy with world-class research, facilities, and private businesses. The BPI Seward Manager supports incubatees as well as provides business advising services on behalf of the Alaska Small Business Development Center. BPI is primarily physical with plans to incorporate virtual resources. The first BPI is located in Seward with additional incubators coming into other coastal communities with additional support.
Want to Participate?
The BPI accepts applications on a rolling basis. If you are interested in participating, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the application and whether your work would be a good fit.