Entrepreneurs of Anchorage Portrait Gallery

By Gretchen Fauske, CED Associate Director

 Ciara Zervantian at the opening for the Entrepreneurs of Anchorage Portrait Gallery

Ciara Zervantian at the opening for the Entrepreneurs of Anchorage Portrait Gallery

The Entrepreneurs of Anchorage Portrait Gallery debuted at the Anchorage 2018 Alaska Startup Week kick-off early this week. Featuring 12 Anchorage entrepreneurs, the show gives viewers a behind the scenes glimpse into the lives of the founders. Each portrait was captured by CED’s Ciara Zervantian in the startup workspace, and when paired with words of advice from each subject, tells a powerful story about what it means to be an entrepreneur.

Featured entrepreneurs include Jonathan ButzkeJasmin Smith, Bradley Pizzimenti, Ben KellieAndre HortonPiper Foster WilderSpencer Shroyer, Eric McCallum, Jennifer LoofbourrowKatherine JernstromLaura OdenAyla RogersCelia Crossett, and Dana Walukiewicz.

Attendees will were invited to add their own portrait to the show, along with words of encouragement and thanks to the featured entrepreneurs. They also had a chance to review and provide feedback on the Alaska Startup Code.

Portraits will be posted on Facebook and on Alaska Startups - Startup Stories during the next few weeks.